The Albanian has a record of 23 wins in 24 fights, with a massive 21 coming by way of knockout. The one defeat he has to his name came in a points loss and when I first saw this guy’s record I thought “oh s***, this guy is a beast”.
But then I dug a little deeper into his record and found out some interesting facts, such as all of his fights apart from one have been at cruiserweight.
Out of the 24 fights, only five of the boxers had winning records (which means has only five of them had won more fights than they had lost). He has only fought twice in the last two years, winning both by knockout, but I looked into their records and the guy he fought last month, Laszlo Hubert, had 24 losses on his record and had been KO’d 23 times. Oh, and he is in his 40s! The fella he KO’d before that had also been knocked out nine times in his 11 defeats.
With all of this being said, even though all of his fights have been against anything but world level fighters, he has done the business, by knocking them out
The match maker for this fight has done great, this is a perfect opponent for the Gypsy King’s return and I’m excited to see him back in the ring and back to his winning ways. Tyson is the most entertaining fighter outside of the ring Britain has had since the Naseem Hamed days.
He has the potential to be involved in the biggest heavyweight fight in British history if he ever fights Anthony Joshua.
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