Mike Tyson: Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder All-Time Greats After Epic Trilogy Fight

Scott Polacek@@ScottPolacekFeatured Columnist IVOctober 12, 2021

Tyson Fury, of England, celebrates after defeating Deontay Wilder in a heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)
AP Photo/Chase Stevens

One of the biggest stars in boxing history is ready to welcome Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder to all-time great status.

Mike Tyson took to Twitter following the third edition of the Fury and Wilder rivalry and praised them both for a fight that he said was "all guts, heart and determination" and delivered on sky-high expectations:

Mike Tyson @MikeTyson

Fury vs Wilder fight will go down as one of greatest. Not for skill but for action and excitement. That fight was all guts, heart & determination. Everybody won Saturday night. The fight was bigger than the hype. Both of them reached all time great status…

Fury won via 11th-round knockout Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, but the fight was anything but easy.

Both heavyweights scored multiple knockdowns and absorbed monster blows as they traded momentum. It was far different than the last matchup between the two when Fury was the clear winner even before a seventh-round stoppage.

Fury and Wilder fought to a draw in their first bout in 2018.

"It was a great fight tonight, it's worthy of any trilogy in the history of the sport," Fury told reporters after their latest fight. "I'm not gonna make any excuses, Wilder's a tough fighter, he gave me a run for my money tonight. I always said I'm the best in the world and he's the second-best."

Tyson would seemingly agree.