Shocking Michael Jordan Stat Proves Why Mike Tyson Is Fighting Logan Paul

Published 10/24/2021, 9:47 AM EDT


Michael Jordan is arguably the most influential player in NBA history. Undoubtedly one of the most skilled scorer ever, MJ certainly left his mark on the game. But his true influence came with the popularity the sport gained because of him.

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While the likes of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird attracted many fans because of their incredible rivalry, Jordan’s incredible athleticism was a sight to behold. Be it a pre-season game or a championship clinching series, stadiums were jam-packed to marvel on Jordan’s talents.

Given how popular he was, Jordan certainly was one of the most well known athletes of the decade. Another star in the same regard was Mike Tyson. An incredible boxer, Tyson was one of the most dominant boxers and was simply unstoppable.

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Chicago Bulls All-Star forward # 23 Michael Jordan file photos. (Photo by Tom Berg/WireImage)

But as MJ gears up for more ownership opportunities, Tyson is eyeing for exhibition fights. Scheduled to fight YouTuber turned boxer Logan Paul, Tyson’s return has divided fans all across the world. But why is the legendary boxer fighting Paul.

Mike Tyson to potentially surpass Michael Jordan’s majority career earnings with one fight

Over the last few years, exhibition boxing matches have became a staple. Semi-pro or celebrities training for months for a blockbuster battle. These boxing matches although not for a title have gained massive popularity.

The Paul brothers have been one of the most influential in the same. Given the incredible number of viewers these events reap in, huge amount of money is involved in the business.

 

This was pretty apparent in the numbers after the fight between Floyd Maywhether and Logan Paul. Although the fight was an utter disappointment, both the parties filled their pockets after the bout. With Maywhether earning a reported $25 million and Paul earning $5 million, the 24-minute fight was massively profitable.

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Not only that, the veteran boxer reportedly earned a whopping $65 million. To put in context, that more than double the amount what Jordan earned in his first 12 years of playing in the NBA.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Mike Tyson celebrates after receiving a split draw against Roy Jones Jr. in the locker room during Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. presented by Triller at Staples Center on November 28, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for Triller)

Given how profitable these fights have been, it is understandable that Tyson is having a crack at it. In his last comeback match against Roy Jones Jr. earned him an impressive $10 million.

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With his next opponent a popular YouTuber like Logan Paul who has millions of followers, it won’t be a surprise if Tyson ends up earning way more from his exhibition fight and possibly surpass Jordan’s majority life earning. How much do you think Tyson will earn after fighting with Logan Paul?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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