Frank Warren says Tyson Fury is up with the heavyweight greats after Wilder win

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Tyson Fury cemented his position as the best heavyweight of his generation last weekend.

And for me he is right up there as one of the all-time great heavyweights.

This is the fighter who has beaten the previous king of the division in Wladimir Klitschko.

It was Fury who ended the Ukrainian’s nine-year reign as the ruler of the heavyweights.

Then he has gone away and had his battles but come back to end Deontay Wilder’s five-year reign as WBC champion after 10 defences of the belt.

If there are any doubters about his place in history among the very best then surely those two victories alone silence them.

But he has gone back again at Wilder for a third time to deliver the best heavyweight fight I’ve seen life.

What a phenomenal performer he really is. He really has it all.

Tyson can box, he can fight, he has power and he has a great chin as well as the ability to recover after taking huge shots.

Wilder knocked out 41 opponents in his career. He’s had three goes at Tyson and he couldn’t manage it.

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He may not be the best boxer but he is a monster puncher while Klitschko is a very good and awkward boxer.

Tyson did a job on both of them. What more can he do?

I genuinely believe he is up there with all the very best heavyweights in history.

He could have mixed with the best of any era.

If Tyson was to fight Muhammad Ali, with his height, reach and weight advantages he would have a great chance.

I’m not saying he would beat Ali but he would be in the fight.

But looking back at last weekend, it’s not going over the top to say it was one of the best ever heavyweight fights.

George Foreman and Mike Tyson have come out and said it. They obviously know a thing or two about brilliant scraps.

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It was blood, guts, glory and a will to win. Wilder was part of it too and he deserves huge credit.

Wilder said he only needs to be perfect for two seconds. He showed that again.

The Gypsy King has gone to two world champions’ backyards and beaten them. He deserves all the credit in the world.

What will he do next? It's up to Tyson.

  • Deontay Wilder
  • Mike Tyson
  • Tyson Fury
  • Wladimir Klitschko
  • Boxing

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