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Mike Tyson reacts to Anthony Joshua's victory over Klitschko

08 Mai 2017

Promoter Eddie Hearn makes a good point when he ruled out Fury as Joshua's next opponent.

London Lions assistant manager Darren Yarlett still boxes at the same Finchley club and shares the same coach, Sean Murphy - who trained Joshua when he first took up the sport.

I am not hearing, 'Let's see Fury v (Deontay) Wilder or Wilder v (Joshua) Parker.' It's always, 'We want AJ versus Wilder, Fury and Parker'.

"But Fury is miles away from fighting".

As part of his Instagram story, Joshua also showed off his wide selection of caps as well as him working in the gym.

The former undisputed world champion's comments will no doubt provide further inspiration for Joshua, who's expected to fight again before the year is out. I just try and keep some distance from it and stay in my own lane.

"We have a new explosive heavyweight champion in Anthony Joshua, and that is exciting", said Tyson, who holds the record as the youngest heavyweight world champion at the age of 20 years, four months and 22 days. "I find it really hard to watch, especially when I know someone that is in the fight". You can take a guy with nothing, clean them up and next thing he's meeting the President of the United States or the Prime Minister of the UK. Tyson's notoriously abrasive demeanour during his career earned him the nickname "The Baddest Man on the Planet".

It was actually nice because I got a 10-second break. "And America, although I don't believe they're building stars there at the moment, of course it's a market we need to be in". After all, Joshua's unequivocal capture of the heavyweight torch on Saturday night was just the latest spike yet in British boxing's booming stock. It is the heavyweights, it is me and AJ, no one else.

Also in the picture is the WBC champion, USA fighter Deontay Wilder, and the prospect of a high-profile showdown in NY or Las Vegas.

Well, here's a more intriguing option for Joshua's next fight.

Where I'd tried to take him down in the fifth I'd used a lot of energy and then the sixth round came and I was a bit exhausted.

Mike Tyson reacts to Anthony Joshua's victory over Klitschko