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Boxing News of Sunday, 16 February 2020

Source: Mynigeria

Mike Tyson backs Fury to beat Wilder in Las Vegas

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Former heavyweight boxing champion, Mike Tyson has backed Tyson Fury to beat Deontay Wilder in their rematch.

Both boxers had a first bout in 2018 which ended in a controversial draw.

They've now been slated to fight on February 22 in Las Vegas.

“I like Fury and Wilder as fighters,” the 53-year-old said as quoted by Metro UK.

“We have to respect them, and I was in their shoes before, they both came from nothing and have now achieved becoming heavyweight champions.

“I supported Tyson Fury in the first fight, I am his fan, and he is a nice person.

“I hope he wins because he was named after me, and he just kept beating decent fighters.”