Mike Tyson has admitted he thinks Anthony Joshua “might be in trouble” when he takes on fellow British heavyweight Tyson Fury.
The fight that the world has been waiting for is moving ever closer, with Eddie Hearn claiming that both men have now signed contracts.
And it is hoped a venue and date for the much-anticipated bout can be confirmed within the next few weeks.
Tyson is clearly a huge admirer of both fighters, and has been in attendance for a number of Fury fights.
And speaking to Haute Living, Tyson stated his belief that his namesake’s stunning performance against Deontay Wilder last year gives him an advantage over Joshua.
I f****** love Joshua, but I think Tyson is too elusive,” he said. “He’s not going to be able to hit him.
“I like Joshua a lot, and maybe he punches harder than Wilder, but he doesn’t punch faster than Wilder. And if he doesn’t punch faster than Wilder he’s not going to f****** touch this guy.
“That’s just what I see. If Tyson Fury can get away from Wilder’s fast punches, Joshua might be in trouble.”
Tyson recently returned to the ring himself to take on Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition fight.
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And he has confirmed a trilogy bout with his old rival Evander Holyfield will go ahead on May 29 despite reports talks has collapsed.
“I just want everybody to know, the fight is on with me and Holyfield,” he added.
“Holyfield’s a humble man, I know that. And he’s a man of God, but I’m God’s man.
“And, listen, I’m going to be successful on May 29th.”