Mike Tyson took it upon himself to give Tyson Fury a push in confidence this week after the Briton predicted the former ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ would have knocked him out in one round.
Fury was adding his own view to the debate started by WBC champion Deontay Wilder, who predicted he would have planted Tyson, even at the legend’s peak form of 1986.
A strong debate followed, with the likes of Lennox Lewis and Frank Bruno waded in with their opinion, before Fury stated honestly that the invincible Tyson would have finished him in double-quick time.
Upon hearing Fury’s words, Tyson sent the 27 year-old a public message telling him to ‘be more confident as you never know what can happen in a fight’.
Tyson added that ex-foe James ‘Buster’ Douglas had done the seemingly impossible and took him out whilst he was on top of the world before finishing his clip by looking forward to Fury’s return.
I just heard that @Tyson_Fury said that I would KO him in the first round if we fought. What are your thoughts?#TysonComeBack2018 #HeavyweightChamp #PodcastKinghttps://t.co/DUxIpQMcDR pic.twitter.com/zUNpTBBrLo
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) February 8, 2018
It seemed to do the trick as Fury posted a short time later stating his intention to be back in action soon and in ‘ferocious’ form once he does.
Training hard with new trainer Ben Davison, Fury is expected to make an announcement on a comeback fight sometime this month.
The likes of former world rulers Shannon Briggs, Antonio Tarver have been mentioned by Fury, whilst a host of domestic names could be in the frame.
A place on the Billy Joe Saunders undercard seems to have fallen by the wayside due to the timescale involved, whilst Frank Warren may decide to put Fury as the headliner of his own event instead.