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Mike Tyson, 54, would still KO Deontay Wilder, 34, in ONE MINUTE if pair fought now, says former trainer Jeff Fenech

MIKE TYSON would knock out fellow American Deontay Wilder inside a MINUTE if he trained for six weeks, according to his former trainer.

The former heavyweight champ, 54, is considered one of the greatest boxers of all-time and enjoyed an illustrious career.

Mike Tyson would still knock out Deontay Wilder today claims his ex-coach

Iron Mike was crowned the youngest world champion ever, aged 20, and earned the nickname the ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’.

His career spanned 20 years, knocking out 44 of his 50 opponents – and is now primed to return to the ring with a fight against Roy Jones Jr.

Wilder, 34, held the WBC world title until he came crashing back down to earth by heavyweight rival Tyson Fury.

He has knocked out a staggering 41 opponents in 44 fights and remains the hardest puncher in the business.

But despite being 20 years older and retiring in 2005, Jeff Fenech believes Tyson would STILL beat Wilder today with some training.

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He told Sporting News: “Boxing’s not the same now. I’d guarantee that if Mike Tyson trained for six weeks, he’d knock Wilder out in a minute.

“He would hit them. If these guys are getting knocked out by Tyson Fury – who’s a great fighter, but not a huge puncher – Tyson would kill these guys.

“They’re not on the same level today.

“Mike today, I reckon if he trained he could still beat these guys.

“Fury’s got these other skills, but Deontay Wilder’s got a punch and nothing else. If you punch him, it’s over.

“And Mike don’t miss.”

And his thoughts are echoed of those by boxing coach Teddy Atlas who was Tyson’s first amateur coach while later cornering champions Michael Moorer, Shannon Briggs and Alexander Povetkin.

He reckons Tyson’s rivals Lennox Lewis, Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe all would have beaten current heavyweight kings Fury and Joshua.

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Mike Tyson would need just six weeks training to beat Wilder
Jeff Fenech reckons Tyson still has what it takes to beat Wilder

Atlas told SunSport: “The guys in the 90s were more talented. If you put Joshua against Tyson, Joshua against Lewis, Joshua against Bowe, I think you’d probably favour the guy in the 90s.

“I don’t see Fury beating those guys either. And again, I give Fury all the credit in the world, he’s beaten everybody that’s in front of him.

“I give him all the credit in the world but I do not think he would have had the same level of success against the guys in the 90s.”

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