Bizarre Opponents Mike Tyson May Fight in 2022, Including Logan Paul

Published 10/19/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
Lennox Lewis (white trunks) and Mike Tyson (black trunks) (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)


Mike Tyson is counted among the most prime faces in the sport of boxing. He stirred the sport in the 1990s. Since then, his fanbase has only increased. Even today, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ stays active, and he effortlessly gains massive attention from fans and fighters around the world.

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Last year, he appeared under the big lights for an exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr., wherein he fared supremely well. But since then, despite there being news about his potential return to the ring, he has yet to announce a bout.

That said, fans will want the 55-year-old to lace up the boxing gloves and showcase his prowess once more. But whom will he actually face? Will he fight any of the YouTubers, including Jake Paul and Logan Paul?

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A list of possible opponents for Mike Tyson

1) Logan Paul 

‘The Maverick’ is one of the biggest YouTuber-turned boxers in today’s time. Once on his podcast, Tyson even revealed that he wouldn’t mind fighting one of the Paul brothers, as this fight would offer him a stupendous amount of money.

He said, “Well, that’s the money fight,”

Tyson continued, “Those are the fights that make the money. Those guys have 75 million people watching them.” (h/t Complex)

2) Jake Paul 

Jake Paul is one household name in the sport of boxing today. He came into the limelight after beating Nate Robinson on the Tyson vs Jones Jr. undercard. Casual fans want either Jake Paul or Logan Paul to face Tyson. That being said, ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ hasn’t dismissed either brother as an opponent.

3) Hafthor Bjornsson

Icelandic strongman Hafthor Bjornsson recently laced up the boxing gloves to face Devon Larratt. He was in contention to face fellow strongman Eddie Hall, but this fight couldn’t get materialized. However, Bjornsson fulfilled his aspiration to fight inside the ring and he even attained a win.

Post this fight, the strongman even asserted on battling ‘Iron’ Mike. He said, “If Mike Tyson would want to fight me, I wouldn’t say no. I would be honoured to feel his power.”

4) KSI

The British YouTuber created a stir last year when he talked about beating Mike Tyson. He said, “I actually could though, I actually could. I’m undefeated, no-one has beaten me… The reason why? Age is on my side.”

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KSI only holds one pro-fight to his name, but his confidence was sky-high when he spoke about beating Tyson. That said, the YouTuber received immense backlash for his statements, and his wish to fight Tyson hasn’t materialized until now.

All the above contenders are established stars of their verticals. As a result, Tyson might injure himself seriously if he faces anyone from this list. Evander Holyfield went up against Vitor Belfort in September 2021 and he got knocked out cold inside 1 round.

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Citing that, fans don’t want to see old heavyweight greats go up against young guns and succumb to umpteen injuries.

Do you think Tyson should face anyone from the above-mentioned names?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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