Tyson Fury FaceTimes ‘uncle’ Mike Tyson during Miami holiday with Paris and kids

Tyson Fury, who was named after boxing icon Mike Tyson by father John back in 1988, has grown close with the heavyweight legend in recent years – and shared a FaceTime call with Iron Mike during his ongoing holiday in Miami.

The WBC and The Ring heavyweight title holder has been enjoying plenty of downtime since insisting that his time in the ring as a professional was over following his demolition of Dillian Whyte in April.

Taking some time out of holiday activities with wife Paris and their other five children, Tyson, 33, and his son Prince Tyson Fury II, who has named after his hero Prince Naseem Hamed, spoke to the Baddest Man on the Planet via video call.

In an Instagram upload from the self-proclaimed Gypsy King, Fury and his son can be seen in the corner of the call with 'uncle' Mike, 55, in high spirits at the other end.

His caption read: "@gypsyprince loves uncle @miketyson."

Fury counts Tyson as one of his heavyweight heroes from the previous era, with the American reigning as the undisputed heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1990.

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In recounting what made Iron Mike so special, Fury insisted that it wasn't just his fearsome power that made him such a formidable boxer.

"A lot of people underestimate Mike Tyson’s speed as well," Fury explained to Ring Magazine when talking about previous heavyweight kings last year.

"Yes, it was the speed that was coming. It wasn’t like the one punch, ‘Ahh, what single slow punch'.

"It was fast and it was coming left up, right up, down, side to side.

"It was coming from all angles and he was very ferocious and speedy and he could knock a man out with either hand, as we have seen.

"And the fear factor as well, a lot of people going in [to the boxing ring] were already beaten from Mike Tyson."

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