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Anthony Joshua endorsed by Mike Tyson

Tyson (right) at his best against Trevor Berbick. Photo: THE RING
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Anthony Joshua’s 11th-round stoppage of Wladimir Klitschko continues to resonate with former two-time heavyweight champion Mike Tyson giving the British star his official seal of approval.

Joshua, who is rated No. 1 by THE RING at heavyweight, got off the canvas to best Klitschko in one of the finest battles the glamour division has seen in recent years.

“If he continues to be that way, (the) sky is the limit for him,” said Tyson via Sky Sports in the U.K. “Just that one fight changed boxing, that one fight, and that’s what fighting needs.

“Floyd (Mayweather) is making a lot of money and we’ve got a lot of little guys fighting, but what they want to see is a heavyweight fight.

“The heavyweight that knows how to fight, like Joshua, that’s what makes boxing big. The heavyweights make boxing big.

“The other guys can make some money, but they are not making the sport big.”

The Joshua-Klitschko fight is rumored to have eclipsed the British Sky Box Office pay-per-view record which was set by Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao in 2015. Official figures have yet to be released.

Tom Gray is a UK Correspondent/ Editor for RingTV.com and a member of THE RING ratings panel.  Follow him on Twitter: @Tom_Gray_Boxing


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