Mike Tyson was clearly pleased with his namesake Tyson Fury’s fantastic victory over Deontay Wilder last time around.
Fury beat Wilder for the 30th victory of his career, but it was perhaps his most important.
The “Gypsy King” destroyed Wilder, forcing the American team to throw in the towel in the seventh round and hand the WBC title to Great Britain.
Fury totally dominated Wilder from the start and the longtime champion couldn’t find any answer to Fury’s waves of attacks.
And ahead of the fight, former heavyweight champions Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis were honored in the ring by the WBC.
The MGM Grand watched Tyson and Holyfield stick together more warmly than one might expect given the latter’s first ear piece.
Still, it was fitting that Tyson was present to watch a man named after him try for the WBC heavyweight title.
When Fury finally made the deal on this seventh round, BT Sport cameras caught Tyson’s fantastic reaction to the result:
Fury has made no secret of how much of 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 still support him because he was named after me,” said the youngest heavyweight champion in history.
“It’s the natural thing to do, isn’t it?” I am partial to him.
“I don’t care how hard you hit, it’s hard to beat someone who doesn’t want to stop.
“It’s going to be a really, really interesting fight and both guys have something to prove.
“I just wish the best for Tyson Fury, I’m still a Tyson fan.”
“Iron Mike” will no doubt be supporting Fury again when the couple reunite again on Saturday night, live on talkSPORT.
talkSPORT will have an exclusive live radio commentary from Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3 from Las Vegas on October 9.