MIKE TYSON would take on Floyd Mayweather if he could fight any boxer in history.
The former heavyweight champion, 53, even said he'd get "dirty" in the ring if he locked horns with the unbeaten American.
Tyson hung up his gloves in 2005 after he ended professional career with a record of 50-6 with 44 knockouts – now looks in top shape as he prepares to make his return to the ring against Roy Jones Jr.
The American battled his way past the likes of Frank Bruno and Tyrell Biggs as he tore through the heavyweight division during his career.
But in a dream world, the "Baddest Man on the Planet" would have loved to have taken on Mayweather.
When asked which fighter from any era he would face if he could, Tyson immediately responded: "Mayweather".
During the June interview with ShoBox, he added: "Well, I would love to have fought him. I wish he was my weight."
Tyson previously claimed he would kick Mayweather's "a**e" if they went toe-to-toe in a street fight.
And the 54-year-old, who infamously bit off Evander Holyfield's ear in the ring, insisted dirty tactics would be the way to beat Mayweather.
He told the Wall Street Journal: "We can never fight, of course, because of the weight difference, but I wouldn't fight him the way they fought him.
"I would be mean, I would be dirty. Because you'd have to do everything to fight him because he's just so good.
"You can't… it's impossible to fight him clean.
"It's almost impossible to fight him clean. You can't fight him clean. You can't fight this guy clean."
Former pound-for-pound king Mayweather did not taste his defeat during his career before he retired with a record of 50-0.
And he is now preparing for a match-up with Jones Jr, 51, in November.
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