Mike Tyson responds to Tyson Fury's claim that he would knock him out 1 year ago

Mike Tyson responds to Tyson Fury's claim that he would knock him out

Mike Tyson has responded to claims from Tyson Fury that he would knock him out in the first round if the two were to face each other in a hypothetical bout in their primes.

Fury conducted a Q&A with fans on his Twitter on Monday and said that Tyson would have knocked him out in the first round if the two had fought.

Tyson responded to Fury on Thursday night and said that the British Heavyweight needed to have more confidence in himself as he prepares to make his return to the ring.

"Hey Tyson Fury, I heard you said I'd knock you out if we fought," the former Heavyweight champion said.

"Anything can happen in a fight, you saw Buster Douglas knocked me out, so anything can happen. You have to have more confidence in yourself and I look forward to seeing you make your comeback okay buddy. Take care."

The British Boxing Board of Control announced it was ready to sanction Fury’s return to the ring following a meeting with him at its offices last month.

The 29-year-old had his licence suspended in 2016 after testing positive for a banned steroid and admitting to depression and cocaine abuse.

Fury is believed to be targeting an April return.