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“I Would Be Surprised” – Sparring Partner Believes Jake Paul vs Canelo Alvarez Has More Chances to Materialize Than Mike Tyson Fight

Published 05/17/2022, 11:00 AM EDT

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The talks of Jake Paul facing Mike Tyson in a fight created a lot of buzz amongst the fans. But a recent statement from Paul’s sparring partner suggested Paul’s mere probability of fighting Tyson and also gave subsequent reasons for it. Instead, he suggested a highly probable clash between Canelo Alvarez and Jake Paul in the future.

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Anthony Taylor, MMA fighter turned boxer and training partner of Paul, mended some views about Paul’s probable fights in an interview with MyBettingSites


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While talking about the probable clash between Paul and Alvarez, Taylor said, “Jake’s a bigger guy, taller, longer than Canelo, but we can’t disregard Canelo’s skill set. Now Jake is still learning in this game. But give him a few years.”

On the other hand, Taylor gave his view about why he thinks Tyson and Paul won’t fight. He said, “I really don’t see Jake Paul and Mike Tyson fighting just because they’re very good friends. They have too much mutual respect between them to be involved in having a fight.”

He added, “Maybe I’m missing something, maybe they are going to fight, but I just don’t really see Mike going in there any time soon with Jake, I would be surprised.

Iron’ Mike Tyson is an idol for Paul and both of them have shared some good times in the past. Therefore, they have mutual respect for them. 

When Jake Paul challenged Mike Tyson and Canelo Alvarez for a fight

‘The Problem Child’ surprised the boxing fans with his amazing skills. The fans didn’t expect a YouTuber turned professional boxer to defeat prominent fighters like Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren. 

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After his subsequent victories, Paul couldn’t wait to challenge more opponents to enhance his boxing career


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Likewise, he once shared a bucket list on his Twitter account. This list showed the fighters he wants to face in the ring in his upcoming matches. 

Significantly, on this list, he mentioned some legendary boxers, which included the names of Mike Tyson and Canelo Alvarez, as well. 


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Well, there are many other incidences where Jake Paul signaled the fans about his willingness to fight Mike Tyson and Canelo Alvarez in the ring. 

Now, from the statements of Paul’s stablemate, it seems a Mike Tyson fight for Paul is slim. On the other hand, Taylor gave a broader perspective on Paul facing the Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez in the future.


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Mohit More


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Mohit More is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate of the International Institute of Sports Management, he is a sports enthusiast and has played boxing, cricket, and basketball at various levels. Mohit is a staunch follower of Mayweather and Gennady Golovkin.
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