Mike Tyson is one of the greatest fighters of all time so it’s safe to assume he has quite an epic list of people he’d like to take on.
The two-time heavyweight champion has faced and defeated incredible fighters including Donovan Ruddock and Lennox Lewis.
However, his dream opponent is one that no one would have thought of.
During an episode of his podcast Hotboxing with Mike Earlier this year, Ryan Garcia and Tyson debated who the former boxer thought was the greatest fighter of all time.
Garcia asked the Baddest Man On The Planet, “If there’s anyone in history you’d like to fight, who would it be?”
Of course, the current sixth-best active lightweight expected a response that consisted of one of the greatest fighters of all time.
People like Muhammad Ali, George Foreman and Sugar Ray Robinson come to mind.
But Tyson took the conversation in a different way.
Tyson replied: “Achilles.”
That’s right, the Greek legend himself is the man Tyson would love to step between the ropes with.
When asked for his answer, Tyson’s reasoning made sense, explaining that the Greek god was “as close to God as possible”.
Mike declared, “He’s the greatest warrior of all time.”
Tyson further elaborated on his fascination with Roman gladiators and his love of history.
Iron Mike then claimed he was planning to visit the tomb of Achilles in Greece to pay respects to the “greatest warrior of all time”.
Garcia added that he would like to accompany Mike on this expedition.
We’re sure Tyson vs Achilles would make plenty of pay-per-view sales too, so certainly a fair pick in that sense.
Mike Tyson is surely one of the most notable names in boxing history.
However, Bleacher Report only rated him a 46 on their list of all fighters.
With fighters like Joe Louis, Sugar Ray Leonard and Floyd Mayweather Jr all ahead of him on the list, Tyson certainly had some all-time options when it came to dream opponents.
However, Tyson’s response makes the most sense when it comes from the man himself.