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Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua and Usyk wouldn’t have stood a chance against Muhammad Ali, says ‘The Greatest’s’ biographer

MUHAMMAD ALI would have beaten the likes of Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua if they were to fight.

This is according to Ali’s biographer Thomas Hauser, who claims he would wipe the floor with all of the modern era’s heavyweight champs.

Muhammad Ali as a 20 year old boxer

Tyson Fury (L) during his fight against Deontay Wilder

Usyk (R) won the last match against Joshua (L) but must now win the rematch to retain the belts

In fact, Hauser, author of Ali’s biography ‘The Greatest’, reckons Ali could beat any heavyweight from any era.

He told Insider: “If you were able to match all the great heavyweights in history against each other in a round-robin tournament, then Ali would have won when it was all over.

“Today’s heavyweights would be problematic for many people — like Rocky Marciano, who fought at 186-pounds, and Jack Dempsey, who fought at 188-pounds.

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“They could not have been competitive with today’s heavyweights.”



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Many of today’s heavyweights are colossal fighters.

WBC and The Ring belt holder Fury stands at 6ft 9″ and 120kg, while Oleksandr Usyk – holder of the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles – stands at 6ft 3″ but is relatively small for the current dynamic in the division.

Other fighters such as Joshua and Deontay Wilder stand at more than 6ft 6″ and 6ft 7″ respectively.

Ali, otherwise known as Cassius Clay and nicknamed ‘The Greatest’, stood at 6ft 3″ and would have easily been able to more than hold his own according to Hauser.


“Ali was obviously much bigger, and he was so fast that I would have picked him over any heavyweight fighting today.”

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The three-time heavyweight champion retired with a record of 56 wins (37 KOs) and five losses, and is responsible for some of the most thrilling fights in boxing history.

Ali passed away in 2016 aged 74.

Ali taunts Sonny Liston during their 1965 heavyweight title fight

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