Mike Tyson had nothing but praise for both Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder after their trilogy fight on Saturday.
At the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Fury and Wilder had their highly-anticipated trilogy. The two first met in December of 2018 where they fought to a draw in a back-and-forth fight and a highly entertaining bout. The rematch, however, in February 2020 was one-sided as Fury took over from the get-go and won by TKO in the seventh round.
In the lead-up to the trilogy, many were wondering why they were having the fight as the second fight was so one-sided. However, the trilogy exceeded many expectations as both Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder had success and dropped each other a few times. In the end, it was Fury winning by KO in the 11th-round, and after the fight, the Englishman said this proved their rivalry was worthy of a trilogy.
“It was a great fight tonight, it’s worthy of any trilogy in the history of the sport,” Fury told reporters after their latest fight. “I’m not gonna make any excuses, Wilder’s a tough fighter, he gave me a run for my money tonight. I always said I’m the best in the world and he’s the second-best.”
Mike Tyson, meanwhile, agreed as he took to social media to praise both Fury and Wilder and said both of them are All-Time greats.
“Fury vs Wilder fight will go down as one of greatest. Not for skill but for action and excitement. That fight was all guts, heart & determination. Everybody won Saturday night. The fight was bigger than the hype. Both of them reached all time great status…” Tyson wrote.
Mike Tyson also had nothing but praise for Wilder’s coach, Malik Scott.
“Wilder’s coach Malik Scott won the night with great coaching. When you are an amateur you have a coach, they nurture you, guide you and are with you every step of the way. Once you turn pro you get a trainer. A trainer is in your life as long as the checks are coming. A coach is with you for the rest of your life. A coach feels every punch you take and give too,” Tyson also wrote on Twitter.
What is next for Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder is uncertain but as Tyson said, both of them secured their legacies after this trilogy.
Do you agree with Mike Tyson that Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder are All-Time greats?