Sylvester Stallone, famed for playing Rocky Balboa in the Rocky movies and a bunch of other highly successful movies was in high praise of Tyson Fury when the duo appeared side by side on a virtual call during an ITV chat show. The famed actor did not mince words as he expressed his thoughts on the British boxer.
Sylvester Stallone did not explicitly say, Tyson Fury would have beaten Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali but passed on a compliment that certainly confirms the same.
“When you put together all your skills and plus your heart and your ability to recuperate and how you can move yourself around so well at your size. There’s no-one that could have beaten you in any era.” Stallone said.
They say never meet your heroes…
Thank you for the words @TheSlyStallone a moment I’ll always cherish Rocky 🥊
Great to be back on the @JRossShow
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) November 14, 2022
The remark was very well received by the audience as a visibly overwhelmed Fury accepted the compliment. The 76-year-old boxer trained in boxing during his early years and truly understands the dynamics of the sport. Needless to say, a compliment is certainly going to boose Tyson Fury’s confidence ahead of his boxing return against Derek Chisora.
Is Tyson Fury the greatest heavyweight of all time?
Yes, a case can be made that Tyson Fury is arguably the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. However, the lack of big names on his resume is of some concern. It’s safe to say he is the greatest heavyweight boxer right now, and a win over Oleksandr Usyk will just further cement his legacy, heavyweight boxing today is just not that competitive or one might say, popular.
This pic in honour of the great @MuhammadAli pic taken over 50 years apart.
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) June 12, 2020
Had Fury beaten Ali if they existed in the same era, light-heavyweight boxer Anthony Yarde seems to think so. “He (Fury) keeps getting better, his punch output is getting better, his punch selection is getting better, and he is actually a freak of nature,” Yarde said.
Shakur Stevenson has also claimed that Fury beats Muhammad Ali in his prime. “I’m about to say something that’s going to make y’all mad, Tyson Fury would beat Muhammad Ali.” Shakur said. “Bro, he’s 6-foot-9. Ali is like 220 [pounds]. Y’all right, I’m supposed to stick with my people. But I got to be a realest, bro. Tyson Fury is 6-foot-9, 300-pounds.” He further added.
If Ali would of had twitter all them years ago would u lot of hated him the same for talking his mind& believing in his self?? I’m the #1
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) June 20, 2013
It’s quite similar to what Sylvester Stallone said and claimed, Tyson Fury is truly the greatest heavyweight boxer of any era. Fury’s size and his skills are a deadly combo, and any heavyweight boxer would have problems going against the Gypsy King.
It’s safe to say Tyson Fury is not retiring anytime soon, having announced he will fight three more times in 2023. The only thing missing from Fury’s resume is the undisputed heavyweight title and a resume boasting more names to make a case. The Gypsy King is just 34 right now, and if he keeps winning, there’s no denying he will go down as the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time.