‘Conor’s Not Afraid of You’ – Mike Tyson Drops Truth Bomb on Jake Paul

Published 01/25/2021, 3:36 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 08: Former heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson speaks during the third annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction gala at Caesars Palace on August 8, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)


Mike Tyson has given Jake Paul a reality check that all boxing fans would have wanted to give him. The legendary boxer told him the truth about fighting Conor McGregor. However, it doesn’t seem to have deterred his desire to fight ‘The Notorious’.

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MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul looks on after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Jake Paul has now switched his focus to boxing and, ever since his victory over Nate Robinson, the ‘Problem Child’ has been calling out MMA stars to a fight in the boxing ring. As you can expect, the top of his list featured Conor McGregor.

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The two spoke about it on an episode of ‘HotBoxin with Mike Tyson’, a snippet of which they shared on his Twitter. In the video, Paul explained the situation and questioned McGregor’s decision of fighting Dustin Poirier.

“I called out Conor McGregor while the whole entire world was watching. He’s fighting a guy, Dustin Poirier, who’s 5’9”, 155 lbs, who he TKOed already, in one round. He’s fighting him again. Why?” said Paul.

Mike Tyson was blunt in his response and said, “You know Conor’s not afraid of you, right.” 

Thus, with this statement, he gave ‘Problem Child’ a reality check, since Paul has claimed the Irishman is too afraid of losing to him.

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Jake Paul tells Mike Tyson the offer is still open for Conor McGregor

Tyson’s reality check did not seem to change Paul’s mind. He then said he doesn’t care if he’s afraid of him and he doesn’t need to be. However, he confirmed that they had made an offer to him. “There’s a $50 million offer, proof of funds, in a bank account waiting for him,” said Jake.

McGregor’s loss at the hands of Dustin Poirier only added to this, and Paul couldn’t resist the opportunity to troll the former UFC champion. He has now reduced the offer to $10,000.

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Just like with Paul’s previous call-outs and offers, McGregor is yet to comment on this. However, it is safe to assume that he will not make any statement on Jake Paul’s offer. These comments show just how serious Jake Paul is with fighting him.

What do you make of this situation? Do you see Conor McGregor fighting Jake Paul?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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