Mike Tyson told Deontay Wilder to ‘get his head out of his butt’ and get back in the ring as soon as he can.
The iconic former undisputed heavyweight champion is set to come out of retirement for an exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr on November 28.
Prior to the competition, he gave his take on the current state of the heavyweight division.
Currently, Tyson Fury holds the WBC title and Anthony Joshua owns the WBA, IBF and WBO belts.
Regarding his namesake Fury, Tyson told ESPN, “I think he’s very good.
“He doesn’t seem to be intimidating, but he’s really elusive, he really knows how to box.
“He’s really smart and he’s really hard to hit and he’s 7 feet, damn close. It’s a monster.
In recent weeks, Fury has faced notable accusations from former opponent Wilder, who claimed to have cheated in their fights.
Wilder alleged that the ‘Gypsy King’ tampered with his gloves to put his fist in an incorrect position.
He added that he believed Fury had a hard object hidden in his gloves to deal extra damage.
The American went on to claim that his water was spiked with muscle relaxants before the fight, potentially by his own co-trainer Mark Breland.
He also pushed new allegations of disloyalty to Breland – who threw in the towel to end the fight – as well as blaming referee Kenny Bayless.
Tyson said, “When Wilder sticks his head out of his butt he’s good.
“Wilder just needs to stop internalizing stuff, this guy is great.
“Keep on fighting. Fight against him [Fury] again. Fight him a third time. Whenever you get the chance to fight for the title, he should fight.
“We [as boxers] We can only do this for a while in our life, and then we can’t do it anymore. So we need to do this as much as possible before we put an end to these things.
Finally, “Iron Mike ended with a few kind words for Joshua:” I don’t think he’s a paper champion.
“I just think he’s a big guy, it’s hard to fight to be that big.
“It’s really hard to be that big and have to fight a little guy.
“This guy could learn more. We could teach him more things.
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