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Tyson Fury ‘would beat Muhammad Ali’ as Gypsy King set to become one of greatest of all time | Boxing | sport


Tyson Fury would beat a first Muhammad Ali, according to British light heavyweight star Anthony Yarde.

Fury is widely regarded as the best heavyweight of his generation after pivotal wins over Wladimir Klitschko and Deontay Wilder and is the current No. 1 fighter in the division. His elusive style and striking prowess have earned him comparisons to the great Ali in the past.

Ali is arguably the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time, but Yarde believes Fury would have beaten him in his prime as he gave his take on the fantasy match. Speaking to Queensberry Promotions, Yarde said: “He (Fury) just keeps getting better, his punch production is getting better, his punch selection is getting better and he’s actually a monster of nature. Even Shakur Stevenson said he would beat Muhammad Ali; styles make fights and I personally think he would beat Muhammad Ali as well.

Shakur Stevenson, WBO, WBC and Ring Magazine super featherweight champion, received a mixed response when he said the same thing last month. “I’m about to say something that’s gonna drive you all crazy,” Stevenson told Top Rank’s documentary cameras as he watched Fury vs. Dillian Whyte from the ring. “Tyson Fury would beat Muhammad Ali.


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“I am very serious my brother, he is 6ft 9in. Ali is like 220 (pounds). You’re fine, I’m supposed to stay with my people, but I have to be real. Tyson Fury is 6-foot-9 and 300 pounds. How will Muhammad Ali hit it – turn into Joe Frazier? He’s a boxer. I’m with my people too, but I’m just saying. Tyson is too big for anyone. How will Ali get inside, my brother? »

Fury recently announced his retirement after stopping Whyte in April at Wembley Stadium. Since the announcement, however, The Gypsy King has continued to train twice a day and has not been given a deadline to rescind his WBC title. Fury’s US promoter Bob Arum remains confident the mighty Mancunian will step back into the ring to face the winner of Anthony Joshua against Oleksandr Usyk on July 23.

Speaking to Fight Hype, Arum said: “Well, I think Fury is going to wait and see how Joshua’s fight goes with Usyk and then he’ll decide if he wants to continue. Other than fighting Joshua’s winner – Usyk, there’s really nothing that Tyson Fury really cares about, so we’ll have to see.”

Whether or not he faces the Joshua-Usyk winner, Fury has verbally agreed to a hybrid boxing bout with UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in 4oz MMA gloves. No date or location has been confirmed at this time, but the competition is expected to take place in early 2023.