As part of their ongoing Actually Me series, GQ Sports scoured the Internet for a handful of burning questions pertaining to Mike Tyson, and they got the man himself to answer them. At the 4:25 mark, Tyson is asked to predict the outcome of a street fight between Floyd Mayweather and Iron Mike in his prime.
At 53, Tyson is more subdued and humble compared to his younger self, but that doesn't mean he can't flip the switch, and give you a little cockiness in his response to this particular question involving someone whom he has a storied history with. "I think I would really kick Floyd's ass in a street fight," Tyson said. "It wouldn't even be no match."
"But probably if I was his size in the ring, he would outpoint me," he added. "He has a really good technique for his style, he's really great at what he does." At the end of the day, Iron Mike respects Floyd for what he has accomplished in the ring and done for the sport of boxing as a whole.
Tyson usually draws the line when Floyd proclaims himself as the greatest boxer of all-time. Back in 2015, Mike said Mayweather was "very delusional" for placing himself atop boxing's hierarchy, and didn't even want to entertain the thought that he could be better than Muhammad Ali.
The former heavyweight champ believes that being regarded as the greatest boxer is a concept that goes beyond his success in the ring.
"Listen, if he was anywhere near that realm of great as Muhammad Ali, he'd be able to take his kids to school by himself," Tyson explains. "OK, he can't take his kids to school by himself, and he's talking about he's great? Greatness is not guarding yourself from the people. It's being accepted by the people."