Boxing legend Mike Tyson offers words of wisdom to Deontay Wilder after agreeing with John Fury

One of the most astonishing moments in the history of boxing occurred in 1990 when Buster Douglas dropped Mike Tyson in the 10th round.  It was an unprecedented event as no one had ever managed to defeat the formidable “Kid Dynamite” before.

The sight of Tyson lying on the canvas was almost unbelievable. However, displaying immense resilience, he managed to overcome this defeat and continue his career by beating other fighters. Undoubtedly, accepting a loss and mustering the courage to move forward with the same dedication is an arduous task for any boxer.

Having experienced a similar situation himself, Tyson is uniquely qualified to offer advice to younger fighters on how to handle defeat gracefully.

He recently convened a crucial message to Anthony Joshua following his consecutive losses to Oleksandr Usyk. And now, he has a few words for Deontay Wilder as well.

Mike Tyson offers words of wisdom to Deontay Wilder

Deontay and Fury are two prominent figures in the current heavyweight division.

Mike Tyson

While it briefly appeared that the rivalry between the two had concluded after their encounter in Saudi Arabia during the Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury event, Wilder later expressed that his personal feud with Fury was far from over.

This comment stirred anger in John, who even claimed that Wilder “cannot accept a loss.”

This topic emerged in a recent episode of Boxing Arabia, where both Mike and John sat together, side by side, to share their insights on the sport of boxing.

The conversation naturally turned to Wilder, with Fury asserting that Deontay must learn to respect other fighters. According to Fury, the lack of respect is what currently hinders Wilder.

Mike promptly agreed with Fury’s perspective and added that Wilder also needs to learn how to handle defeat in a healthy manner.

Tyson explained, “It’s hard sometimes when people lose they internalize it and they think because of me, I’m not good enough or something like that. It’s just a day at the office, everybody has a bad day, sometimes we have four or five bad days, but we never give up, we still go to work.”

Who is Wilder’s next fight?

Deontay Wilder speaking in an interview

Former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has been inactive in the boxing ring since his dominant one-round victory over Robert Helenius at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn last October.

In recent weeks, there have been discussions about the possibility of Wilder facing former two-time champion Anthony Joshua in Saudi Arabia in December.

Furthermore, Deontay has been linked to a WBC-ordered final eliminator against former unified champion Andy Ruiz. The winner of this bout would become the mandatory challenger for Tyson’s title.

Malik Scott, Wilder’s head trainer, suggests that his fighter will not wait for an extended period before making a decision about his next bout.

Who do you think Deontay will fight next? Let us know in the comment section below.

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