Mike Tyson reacts to Anthony Joshua’s victory over Klitschko

Mike Tyson reacts to Anthony Joshua’s victory over Klitschko

- Mike Tyson has tipped Anthony Joshua to become a boxing great in years to come

- The 'undisputed' said the boxing scene will now be all about Joshua

- The British boxer defeated Wladimir Klitscho to become the new boxing WBA, IBO and IBF champion

Retired king of boxing Mike Tyson has tipped the new WBA and IBO champion Anthony Joshua to become a great in the years to come after his victory over Wladimir Klitschko.

The British boxer who added the new titles to his IBF crown incredibly stopped Ukraine’s Klitschko on April 29, at Wembly,, in front of over 90,000 people.

"Whenever there's a new heavyweight champion and he's explosive like that and wins the title like that it changes the whole game," he said.

Mike Tyson reacts to Anthony Joshua’s victory over Klitschko

Mike Tyson

Tyson appears to also have taken shades at money man Floyd Mayweather.

"All the little guys that were making a lot of money are not going to make their money any more.

"It's all going to be about Joshua and the heavyweights now. That one fight changed boxing."

The retired American boxer also claimed not to have known Joshua before the fight against Klitschko, but according to him, the new boxing king has all qualities necessary to be a long-serving champion.

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"It was a great fight," Tyson told ESPN. "I had actually picked Klitschko to win as I thought this was just some jumped-up young guy from England. But man he fought well. Klitschko is 41 and no-one has ever done that to him.

"Importantly, he showed heart. He took a big punch from Klitschko and went down but he got back up.

"He showed real intestinal fortitude. He's consistent, persistent and he didn't give up. There's no quitting in him.

Mike Tyson reacts to Anthony Joshua’s victory over Klitschko

Anthony Joshua lands a jab on Wladimir Klitschko

"I love that he goes out there to hurt his opponent, too. That's what boxing is all about, but most fighters just don't have that hunger.

"Joshua is still just a baby with 19 fights, it took me 28 fights to become world champion. But who cares, he's the champ.

"The sky is the limit for him now and he is going to dominate the division and make so much money if he just keeps on doing what he's doing," he concluded.

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The 27-year-old Joshua defeated Klitschko in the 11th round of their heavyweight contest to extend his record to 19 wins in 19.

NAIJ.com recently visited the Anthony Joshua family in Sagamu, Ogun state Nigeria. See video below.

Source: Sports.naij.com

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