John Fury vs Mike Tyson tale of the tape: How pair stack up as pair feud during Tyson Fury vs Francis Ngannou | The Sun

JOHN FURY is still gunning for a shock showdown with boxing legend Mike Tyson.

That's despite naming his son, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson, after the former 'Baddest Man on the Planet'.

Former pro John held Iron Mike in the highest regard when the American was running roughshod through the division.

But he decided he wanted a crack at the Hall of Famer shortly after learning he'd be training former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou to knock out his.

He told SecondsOut: "Why wouldn't I not speak to Mike Tyson?

"I love the guy, I named my son after him.



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"And if he wants to fight me on the undercard he can, no problem.

"I’m a fighting man. I’m old but I’m a fighting man.

"He’s a fighting man. He’s old. We’re two geriatrics.

"If he wants to fight me and I want to fight him, which I do, I’ve made it quite clear, we can do it."

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John is still hellbent on sharing the ring with the former undisputed heavyweight champion, so much so that SunSport thought it'd be right to break down an unlikely fight between the duo.


Father Time is well and truly on the side of boxing icon Tyson in this showdown.

Iron Mike, who has seemingly poured cold water on talk of lacing up his gloves again, celebrated his 57th birthday in June.

The outspoken and seldom quiet John, meanwhile, turned 59 in May.


He may have more years on the clock than Tyson, but John boasts significant physical advantages over Kid Dynamite.

John stands at a solid 6'3, while Tyson – who knocked out many a taller opponent during his heyday – is a mere 5'10.

John also boasts a four-inch reach advantage, with his limbs extending 75 inches compared to Tyson's 71 inches.

John's current weight is unknown, although Tyson weighed in at 220.4lbs for his last foray into the ring.


The difference in experience between the pair is stark, to say the least.

John only had 13 professional bouts in his career, in which he claims he only made £4000 from.

Tyson, meanwhile, took to the ring a staggering 58 times as a professional, registering 44 brutal knockouts.

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Iron Mike is the fresher of the two when it comes to recent ring experience having fought fellow great Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition in November 2020.

John, meanwhile, hasn't set foot in the ring since being knocked out by Steve Garber all the way back in 1995.

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