Jake Paul Recalls the First Time He Met Boxing Legend Mike Tyson

Published 11/09/2021, 2:11 PM EST


Jake Paul is now headed into his third professional bout against 7-0 undefeated boxer Tommy Fury. The two are scheduled to fight in Florida on December 18.

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Ahead of his next outing, ‘The Problem Chid’ recently appeared on a podcast where he discussed his next opponent and gave a preview of what the fight would look like. Apart from just talking about his fight, he also highlighted certain facts about his relationship with ‘the Baddest Man on the Planet’, Mike Tyson.

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The first time we spoke was actually in person and we sort of just hit it off from the first moment and ended up talking for like 35-40 minutes straight.

“And, he’s always been so wise and has had amazing advice for me. But now, we have each others’ phone numbers, so I’ll send him the occasional text, he’ll send me the occasional text, it’s pretty cool,” said Jake Paul.

Mike Tyson says he could easily knockout Jake Paul

You know you’re in for a fun ride when Mike Tyson gets down, starts talking about the ‘toad’, imparts mind-blowing wisdom, and discusses boxing. ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson recently chopped it up with Kyle Forgeard, Salim Sirur, and Bob Menery on the Full Send Podcast.

Among many other things, the youngest heavyweight champ shared his thoughts on ‘The Problem Child’, Jake Paul. He said that his entire family loves and is very fond of Jake Paul. Out of the blue, Bob Menery then asked him if he could “f**k him up”.

In a split second, Mike Tyson put Jake Paul in his place right away and praised him at the same time –

So f**king easy. But I would never, my whole f**king family and everybody loves him! That little white motherf**ker. He’s got balls, he’s got f**king balls. When you see a white boy with balls, I’m talking about for real like, ‘f**k you motherfu***r’,said Mike Tyson.

Bob Menery then dug deeper into his earlier question and asked him how fast he would knock the 24-year-old out.

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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)

Mike Tyson then completely shut down the idea of fighting Jake Paul –

Nah man, let him have his fu**ing reign man, let him have his time.  Jake Paul is the only white boy I know that white boys hate. Why everybody don’t like him man? But when he’s doing his job, he’s putting on his shine, it’s an act.

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Listen, they’re not real fighters, they’re exciting fighters. I don’t want to fight them, man. I fight real fighters, I fight fighters that hurt big, strong, scary men, those are the fighters I fight,” Tyson added.

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused his passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the sweet science, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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