Former Coach: Mike Tyson Would KO Deontay Wilder Inside One Minute

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Mike Tyson needs six weeks of training in order to knock out Deontay Wilder according to former coach Jeff Fenech.

Two-time heavyweight champion Tyson had an amazing 20-year career between 1985 and 2005 during which he established a reputation as one of the most fearsome punchers in boxing history.

In 1986 aged just 20 Tyson became the youngest ever heavyweight champion when he knocked out Trevor Berbick to claim the title. By the end of his career, he had scored 44 knockouts in 56 fights and is remembered as one of the scariest knockout artists ever

Fenech who trained Tyson in the final years of career believes the 53-year-old retired fighter is a level above today’s heavyweights. Speaking to Sporting News he said ‘Iron Mike’ could beat Wilder inside one minute if he is given six weeks to prepare for the fight.

“Boxing’s not the same now. I’d guarantee that if Mike Tyson trained for six weeks, he’d knock Wilder out in a minute.

“He would hit them. If these guys are getting knocked out by Tyson Fury – who’s a great fighter, but not a huge puncher – Tyson would kill these guys. They’re not on the same level today.”

“Mike today, I reckon if he trained he could still beat these guys. Fury’s got these other skills, but Deontay Wilder’s got a punch and nothing else. If you punch him, it’s over. And Mike don’t miss.”

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