KEY POINTS

  • Rahman Ali says his late brother Muhammad would’ve KO’d Mike Tyson
  • Muhammad Ali Jr. believes his father is far more superior than Tyson
  • Tyson concedes that the boxing legend would beat him

Muhammad Ali’s brother is certain about how things would’ve played out in a fight between Mike Tyson and the late boxing legend.

Though the Ali vs. Tyson fantasy fight has become somewhat of a cliché these days, some are still thrilled to discuss the subject.

In fact, one of the people who recently shared his thoughts about the said fight was even a member of the Ali family, Muhammad’s younger brother Rahman.

In an exclusive interview with SunSport last month, Rahman was quizzed to predict who would’ve come out victorious in the fight for the ages.

According to Rahman, Muhammad would definitely take Tyson out primarily because his brother is the “greatest” to ever step inside the ring.

Atop that, Rahman suggested that “Iron Mike” would be no match for Muhammad’s exceptional “speed and power.”

"Muhammad would knock him out,” Rahman predicted. “Muhammad Ali is the greatest of all time.”

"Speed and power, [Muhammad’s] speed was the fastest and power was hardest,” he added. "The thing you can say about Muhammad Ali is he's an icon, his speed and power were excellent. He was the hardest hitter of all time and fastest of all time."

Leon Spinks, who died Friday at age 67, is shown at right in the 1978 fight at Las Vegas where he defeated reigning champion Muhammad Ali, left, for the world heavyweight boxing championship Leon Spinks, who died Friday at age 67, is shown at right in the 1978 fight at Las Vegas where he defeated reigning champion Muhammad Ali, left, for the world heavyweight boxing championship Photo: CONSOLIDATED NEWS PICTURES / -

Aside from Rahman, Muhammad’s son Muhammad Ali Jr., one of the boxer’s nine children, is also convinced that his father was way classier and talented compared to Tyson.

What’s more, Muhammad Jr. pointed out that Tyson could never stand a chance against Muhammad even if the pair was in their primes because his father was a true boxer and “The Baddest Man on the Planet” was just a brawler.

“My father would have kicked his butt,” Muhammad Jr. said in an interview last year. “Everybody says ‘Mike Tyson would have kicked your father’s butt.' I said ‘no.'”

“Tyson can’t go the distance,” the son continued. “He couldn’t go fifteen rounds. He’s not a boxer. He’s a street fighter. He’s a knockout artist. He can never hold up to my father!”

Unfortunately, boxing fans will never get to witness the heavyweight showdown between Muhammad and Tyson.

While Muhammad will also never be able to predict the outcome of the said fight, Tyson admitted that there’s no way he will be able to beat the “greatest there's ever been .”

"I know it's a fantasy game,” Tyson told Yahoo after learning he won a virtual fight against Muhammad last year. “Most likely I would win the fantasy, but I wouldn't win the real fight. Ali's the greatest there's ever been.”

Mike Tyson Mike Tyson vows to disable Roy Jones Jr. on Nov. 28, 2020. Photo: Getty Images | Donald Kravitz