Mike Tyson Address Rumors of Boxing Match between him & Jake Paul
According to rumors, Mike Tyson, the former undisputed heavyweight champion, is in advanced talks with YouTuber Jake Paul over a £36 million exhibition battle in Las Vegas. According to Sun Online, Tyson and Paul’s representatives are hammering out preparations for a major pay-per-view fight later this year.
Iron Mike, 55, returned to the ring in 2020 after a 15-year sabbatical but was denied a successful return when his one-sided exhibition bout with Roy Jones Jr in Los Angeles was strangely awarded a draw. Tyson is supposedly planning to return to the ring, but this time against Paul, a 24-year-old fighter with a 5-0 record even though they are more than 30 years apart in age.
Originally, a fight with Jake’s brother Logan was rumored, but Tyson prefers fighting his brother. According to a Vegas source who knows Tyson, the battle will place ‘if all goes according to plan .’ according to a Vegas source who knows Tyson. ‘Mike and Jake are on board with an exhibition match in Las Vegas,’ the insider claimed. A verbal agreement was reached to get it on, but now, as with any other sort of sports business, it’s all about the contracts and divided money.
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‘Mike is asking for a specific amount in order to enter the ring with a profit sharing guarantee.’ Jake is well aware of this, but he is eager to demonstrate to the world that getting into the ring with a man once dubbed “the baddest man on the planet” elevates his boxing career to new heights.
Following a split decision earlier in 2021, Paul recently knocked former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley, out cold, ending their rivalry. He’s also defeated YouTuber AnEsonGib, basketballer Nate Robinson, and MMA fighter Ben Askren.
Paul has been toying with the notion of fighting in mixed martial arts (MMA) and has even been observed practicing his leg kicks. On the other hand, Fans were unimpressed with the American’s approach, predicting that if he entered the MMA scene, he would be knocked out and advising him to stick to boxing. Paul has been in a relationship with many women and among them is his ex-wife Tana Mongeau.
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