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Mike Tyson warns Anthony Joshua

ADVICE: Mike Tyson and Anthony Joshua

MIKE TYSON has given some sound advice to Anthony Joshua, stating that he must prove he can handle the pressure and distractions of holding world heavyweight titles.

In an interview with BBC Radio 5 live boxing's Mike Costello, Tyson outlined his belief in Joshua's ability, gave his views on a potential Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor bout and offered insight into the man who turned him into the youngest heavyweight champion in history.

Tyson describes Joshua as a "happy fighter" who is "fast for a big guy", and his admiration grew when the Briton survived the first knockdown of his career to stop Klitschko in the 11th round at Wembley Stadium.

He places huge emphasis on the heart Joshua showed to "finish the job", insisting such grit is the most important quality in the sport.

"Joshua has the potential to do a lot of things," said Tyson, 50. "He's got the look and throws a lot of hard punches. But there is so much pressure on him. I was in Dubai and there are big posters of him there."

Joshua, 27, knocked out Wladimir Klitschko in May to add the WBA title to the IBF strap he already held.

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