Logan Paul Feels He Can Defeat Boxing Legend Mike Tyson: ‘He’s Old, Old’

Published 06/18/2021, 1:43 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 08: Logan Paul flexes his muscles after the official weigh-in at L.A. Live Xbox Plaza on November 08, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)


Coming off of going 8 rounds with one of the greatest boxers of all time, Logan Paul is contemplating what next to do with his prizefighting career. Going 8 rounds with Mayweather has surely added to the arsenal of the podcaster/boxer. Hence, he is keen to secure another big name for his next fight.

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Paul was confident enough to name drop ‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ Mike Tyson. This a challenge that only a few will give out as Tyson can pack a mean wallop despite being in his dotage.

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“Someone mentioned Mike Tyson. My lawyer mentioned it and he’s like, ‘Nah, Tyson will rip your head off, you don’t stand a chance.’ I’m like, ‘I just went through all this.’ You can’t tell me I can’t beat Mike Tyson. He’s old, old,” Paul said during the recent episode of his podcast “IMPAULSIVE”.

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Could we see Mike Tyson take on Logan Paul in the future?

Many consider Tyson as one of the all-time greats in the sport of boxing. The 54-year-old pioneered the new age rough talk that we see modern fighters indulge in often. Tyson, in the latter part of his illustrious career, was known for his fiery call-outs of the heavyweight division’s top prospects. His knockouts were vicious and so was his way with the microphone before and after fights.

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)

Retired from professional competition since 2005, Tyson picked up his boxing gloves one more time. He recently faced Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition bout and raised money for various charities. The Tyson-Jones fight sold approximately 1.6 million pay-per-view buys.

The success of comeback fight is a testament to the star that the veteran still possesses.

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Tyson has been on good terms with the internet celebrities. He also congratulated Logan on his performance against Mayweather. ‘Iron’ certainly recognizes the potential that the Paul brothers have for the sport of boxing.

 

“My ego says so many things. But my reality is they helped boxing so much. Boxing owes these YouTube boxers some kind of respect. They should give some sort of belts because these guys made boxing alive. Boxing was pretty much a dying sport. UFC was kicking our butt. And now we got these YouTube boxers, boxing is going back. Thanks to the YouTube boxers,” he said in a press conference.

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A fight between ‘Iron’ and ‘The Maverick‘ could be extremely lucrative for all parties involved. With neither of them currently booked for any match, the question is, would we ever see Logan Paul vs Mike Tyson?

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Akshit Pushkarna

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Akshit Pushkarna, who has a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication, is an MMA writer for EssentiallySports. Before his current role, Akshit worked on the Urban Development beat at the Urban Update magazine. However, combat sports always called out to Akshit, who pursued both boxing and wrestling at a regional level before shifting his focus to MMA journalism.

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