Tyson: Joshua like a young George Foreman

Anthony Joshua

Mike Tyson is expecting Anthony Joshua to show America what a “beast” he is against Wladimir Klitschko.

The heavyweight legend will be stateside watching Saturday’s Wembley Stadium showdown.

Tyson, the former undisputed world champion, admits he is a big admirer of Joshua and the impact he has had on the blue-riband division.

“I am looking forward to this one,” he said.

“I’m excited we are going to get to see Joshua. He is just a beast. A big beast.”

With American rivals Showtime and HBO both showing the Wembley event, Joshua-Klitschko will become only the third fight in history to be seen on both American channels.

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao’s ‘Fight of the Century’ followed the 2002 battle between Lennox Lewis and Tyson.

The 50-year-old Tyson likened Joshua to another hard-hitting heavyweight, but refused to rule out Klitschko’s chances of victory.

Anthony Joshua Wladimir Klitschko

“Joshua reminds me of a young George Foreman,” he said.

“He is just wrecking anyone that’s in front of him to get to the top. He is demolishing everyone.

“In my mind, it’s got to be Joshua early on – and I hope he does it – but if it goes late it could be Klitschko.”