Mike Tyson was clearly pleased with his namesake Tyson Fury’s fantastic win against Deontay Wilder last time out.
Fury beat Wilder to claim the 30th win of his career, but maybe it was his most significant.
The ‘Gypsy King’ destroyed Wilder, forcing the American’s team to throw in the towel in the seventh round and hand the WBC title over to Britain.
Fury utterly dominated Wilder from the outset and the long-reigning champion couldn’t muster any kind of response to Fury’s waves of attacks.
And before the fight, former heavyweight champions Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis were honoured in the ring by the WBC.
The MGM Grand looked on as Tyson and Holyfield had a warmer embrace than one might expect considering the former bit part of the latter’s ear off.
Still, it was fitting that Tyson was in attendance to watch a man who was named after him go for the WBC heavyweight title.
When Fury finally sealed the deal in that seventh round, BT Sport cameras caught Tyson’s fantastic reaction to the result:
Fury has made no secret of what an inspiration Tyson is to him and he appeared on the boxing legend’s podcast late last year.
Before the fight, Tyson admitted he was a fan of Fury and for obvious reasons.
“I always root for him because he was named after me,” the youngest heavyweight champion in history said.
“That’s the natural thing to do, right? I’m biased towards him.
“I don’t care how hard you punch, it’s hard to beat somebody who doesn’t wanna quit.
“It’s gonna be a really, really interesting fight and both guys have something to prove.
“I just wish the best for Tyson Fury, I’m always a Tyson fan.”
‘Iron Mike’ will no doubt be backing Fury one again when the pair meet again on Saturday night, live on talkSPORT.
talkSPORT will have live and exclusive radio commentary of Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3 from Las Vegas on October 9.