‘Iron’ Mike and Mayweather are often placed in the same boxing echelon for two of the best fighters to have ever competed in the sport.

And the 53-year-old legend insisted that it was a shame Mayweather was never a heavyweight so he could have crossed paths with him.

During an interview with Steve Farhood on ShoBox, Tyson was asked which fighter he would have wanted to face from any era in boxing.

The ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ immediately responded with Mayweather, which left Farhood laughing before saying that he ‘loved’ the answer.

When the 63-year-old boxing historian asked if he wanted to knock out Mayweather, Tyson said: “Well, I would love to have fought him. I wish he was my weight.”

The former undisputed heavyweight champ suggested that it would be “almost impossible to fight him clean” and he would have to fight him “dirty.”

Tyson told the Wall Street Journal: “We can never fight, of course, because of the weight difference, but I wouldn’t fight him the way they fought him […].

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“I would be mean, I would be dirty. Because you’d have to do everything to fight him because he’s just so good. You can’t… it’s almost impossible to fight him clean.

“It’s almost impossible to fight him clean. You can’t fight him clean. You can’t fight this guy clean.”


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