“It’s madness” – Mixed reactions to Mike Tyson fighting YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul in July – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

“It’s madness” – Mixed reactions to Mike Tyson fighting YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul in July

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This summer, Mike Tyson will step back into the ring to take on YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul in a heavyweight match at AT&T Stadium. The battle will only be available to view on Netflix, reports Breaking News.

Although the competition on July 20th was announced on Thursday by MVP and Netflix, it is unclear if it will be a professional boxing battle or an exhibition.

Although Tyson (50-6, 44KOs), the former heavyweight champion of the world, lost to Kevin McBride in 2005, he did face his longtime opponent Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition in 2020.

Paul began his boxing career in Los Angeles on the undercard of Tyson’s draw with Jones Jr. He has since gone on to fight and has most famously lost to Tommy Fury.

Boxing great Tyson, who will turn 58 in June, said: “I’m very much looking forward to stepping into the ring with Jake Paul. He’s grown significantly as a boxer over the years, so it will be a lot of fun to see what the will and ambition of a “kid” can do with the experience and aptitude of a GOAT,” reports Breaking News.

“It’s a full circle moment that will be beyond thrilling to watch; as I started him on his boxing journey on the undercard of my fight with Roy Jones and now I plan to finish him,” he added, reports Breaking News.

“It’s crazy to think that in my second pro fight, I went viral for knocking out Nate Robinson on Mike Tyson’s undercard. Now, less than four years later, I’m stepping up to face Tyson myself to see if I have what it takes to beat one of boxing’s most notorious fighters and biggest icons,” Paul (9-1, 6KOs) said, reports Breaking News.

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