Jake Paul Should Never Fight Mike Tyson – Here’s Why

Published 04/15/2021, 10:00 AM EDT


Celebrity boxing has become a fresh trend in the fight world today. Many digital influencers and YouTubers are turning their attention towards boxing to entertain millions of fans with their boxing skills. One such name in that list is ‘The Problem Child’ Jake Paul.

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Until now, he only has two professional wins under his wing, but he’s looking forward to challenging the top-notch stars of the sport. That said, a fight between the 24-year-old and ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ Mike Tyson seems in contention. But is that fight a viable option for the young gun?

LAS VEGAS – FEBRUARY 25: Mike Tyson boxes Frank Bruno at the Hilton Hotel-Casino on February 25, 1989 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tyson defeated Bruno with a TKO in Round 5. (Focus on Sport via Getty Images)

Mike Tyson was the deadliest heavyweight pugilist of the old boxing era. Everyone has seen the intimidating aura possessed by ‘Iron’ Mike coupled with his crushing knockout power.

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In November 2020, the 54-year-old fought Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition bout and showed enough skills to allure the fans.

That said, Tyson still has a lot left in the tank and he still exhibits some serious prowess to knockout his fellow opponents in the ring. Considering that, even if Jake Paul lines up against ‘Iron’ Mike in an exhibition bout, he might end up being in a vulnerable position against the veteran.

Moreover, this fight won’t really make sense as there’s a world of difference between Tyson and Paul in terms of age, skill sets, and overall conduct.

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This weekend, ‘The Problem Child’ will touch gloves with the retired MMA star, Ben Askren, but the 24-year-old doesn’t wish to limit his list of opponents to ‘Funky’. Instead, he wants to take on even bigger opponents to prove his mettle to one and all.

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

Paul has himself rubbed off speculations pertaining to a fight with Tyson. Instead of ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’, Paul will have several opponents in the line to take on next. Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor, are a few names against whom the Ohio native might go up next.

Yet, there’s no official news pertaining to his next fight and it’ll only be clear once ‘The Problem Child’ gets past Askren on Saturday.

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Who would you like to see Jake Paul take on next?

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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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