‘I Am a Old Man’: Mike Tyson Responds to Logan Paul Fight Rumors

Published 10/28/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
Santa Ana, CA – July 21: Former heavyweight champion and cannabis entrepreneur Mike Tyson greets Rafael Cordeiro, left, a coach at Kings MMA of Huntington Beach, while signing autographs and taking photos with fans and promoting his Tyson Ranch brand at Planet 13 dispensary in Santa Ana on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)


55-year-old Mike Tyson is still part of fight rumors with several modern-day combatants. Interestingly, people also want to see him in action to some extent. It has evoked many people to call out the former heavyweight champion, with the latest call seemingly from Logan Paul’s side.

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Several reports suggested that Paul and Tyson will collide in an exhibition fight in February 2022. However, there are still no developments in the idea. Following Logan Paul’s exhibition fight against Floyd Mayweather, he claimed he would beat Tyson.

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Following the whispers over the last week, Mike Tyson has shared his views on the entire scene, saying, “Anything is possible because by doing this we have a great exponent of charities to give to so. The charities went both ways.”

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With regards to fighting ‘The Maverick’, he said, “Yeah, thank you. Maybe, I am a old man. I don’t know what I can do.”

Ending a hiatus of 15 years, Tyson returned to the ring in 2020 against Roy Jones Jr. in a WBC sanctioned exhibition. The lucrative bout began a new trend of boxing, which brought several veterans out of retirement in recent months. That said, Mike Tyson may not be done.

Mike Tyson can lace the gloves again in 2022

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If he decides to enter the ring again, Tyson wouldn’t have a shortage of potential opponents. From retired legends to modern-age fighters, everyone seems interested in a fight against ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’. Evander Holyfield, who lost his returning fight against Vitor Belfort in September, is still interested in the Mike Tyson trilogy.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Mike Tyson exits the ring after receiving a split draw against Roy Jones Jr. 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)

Current WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua were also frequently rumored to enter the ring against Tyson at some point. Also, Lennox Lewis was a prominent name in the mix. That said, Logan Paul is just another name on that list.

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Thus, it is up to Tyson to cherry-pick his opponent. Do you think Mike Tyson needs to fight in 2022?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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