Joshua believes Frazier-like Tyson would beat Ali

Contender Anthony Joshua looks on at a press conference for Ruiz vs. Joshua 2 at Capitale on September 5, 2019 in New York. – Heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr promised on Wednesday that history would repeat itself when he takes on Anthony Joshua in December’s controversial rematch in Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Bryan R. Smith / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines—Like pitting some of the greatest teams in NBA history against one another in hypothetical showdowns, boxing, too has a ton of dream fights that remain as such.

And with sports on shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, the World Boxing Super Series recently held a fantasy tournament where Mike Tyson emerged victorious in a heavyweight clash with the late great Muhammad Ali–a result that didn’t sit well with many.

Heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua, h0wever, doesn’t have any qualms about “Iron Mike” taking down “The Greatest” via decision.

“The reason being, when you watch the fight between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali, you see a certain a Tyson-esque style to Frazier’s style,” said Joshua (23-1), who holds the IBF, WBA, WBO, and IBO belts, in an interview with JD Sports as posted on boxingscene.com. “Tyson used to study that Joe Frazier… the moving, the hooks.”

“He (Frazier) managed to put Ali down in the [first] fight, it was a very tough fight for Ali. And I just believe Mike Tyson was better schooled, times have evolved. Mike Tyson was more developed, more science, more information so I think that Mike Tyson would’ve won, in my humble opinion.”

Frazier and Ali had one of the greatest trilogies in the sport with the former taking the first win and the latter taking the other two, the last of which was fought on Oct. 1, 1975 at Araneta Coliseum and was nicknamed “Thrilla in

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Singer Christopher Cross positive for COVID-19: ‘The worst illness I’ve ever had’

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MANILA, Philippines—American singer Christopher Cross announced Friday, April 3, that he has contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Cross wrote in a Facebook post, “I’m sorry to report that I am among the growing number of Americans who tested positive for [COVID-19].”

Dear Friends, I’m sorry to report that I am among the growing number of Americans who tested positive for the COVID-19…

Posted by Christopher Cross on Friday, April 3, 2020

“Although I am fortunate enough to be cared for at home, this is possibly the worst illness I’ve ever had,” he said.

He  also reached out to people who believe that the infectious disease is a “hoax”

“My advice to you is to understand right now that this is a deadly illness spreading like wildfire throughout the world.”

To prevent the further spread of the virus, he called appealed to the public to stay at home and follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“Wherever you are in the world, let’s all be kind to one another. Only if we work together can we defeat COVID-19,” Cross concluded.

The Grammy award-winning singer is known for ‘80s hits such as “Sailing” and “Ride Like the Wind”.

American music artists who have been stricken with COVID-19 include Sara Bareilles and Pink.

GSG


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