Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield were rivals in the ring – and now have differing views on how Deontay Wilder should try to beat Tyson Fury.
Wilder and Fury do battle for a third time this weekend with their first bout being a draw before the Gypsy King comprehensively won the second bout.
That was back in February 2020 though with Wilder now having a new trainer in Malik Scott having parted ways with Mark Breland.
Wilder's power was shown in the first fight having floored Fury late on, only for the Brit to remarkably recover with many believing Fury won the fight.
Iron Mike believes Wilder should go all out in the opening rounds in the next bout and look for an early stoppage.
“I like Wilder but is he going in there to win or is he going in there for a big pay day?" Tyson said.
"They should go all out for five or six rounds. If you catch him, you catch him. Go all out, win or lose."
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Though Holyfield, who fought Tyson twice during the Nineties, believes slow and steady is a better method for Wilder.
“Boxing is a reaction sport," Holyfield told FightHype. "If you and me were boxing, you might not be comfortable, but I’m comfortable about how far I can get to for me to make you do something that I can counter a shot.
"The thing is with Deontay he started boxing at a late age. A lot of times when somebody starts boxing at a late age, they get one good style and that’s it.
“A lot of them don’t know how to make a lot of adjustments, so I don’t know if this is him [Wilder] or not.
"He’s one of my favourite fighters. Stick to what you’re really good at and implement it slowly, and maybe he can and maybe not."
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