When asked about a street fight with Mayweather during an interview with GQ, Mike Tyson said: “[I would] kick Floyd’s a**, there wouldn’t even be no match. [If] I was his size in the ring, he would outpoint me. He has a really good technique for his style, he’s really great at what he does.”
The heavyweight icon didn’t take a moment’s hesitation before answering a hypothetical question about how he would get on if he confronted the welterweight.
Mike Tyson is adamant he would win a street fight against Floyd Mayweather in comfortable fashion as it wouldn’t be a match. But the former heavyweight world champion admitted it would be a different outcome if they were the same size in the ring.
Tyson has previously hit out at Mayweather for suggesting he’s the best ever. Better than the likes of Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson.
“He’s very delusional. Listen, if he was anywhere near that realm of great as Muhammad Ali, he’d be able to take his kids to school by himself. OK, he can’t take his kids to school by himself, and he’s talking about he’s great? Greatness is not guarding yourself from the people. ‘It’s being accepted by the people. He can’t take his kids alone to school by himself. He’s a little scared man. He’s a very small, scared man.” – said Tyson.
(Sources: TalkSport, The Sun, Sportbible)