Mike Tyson Explains Why Jake Paul and Logan Paul Get So Much Hate

Published 05/13/2021, 12:00 PM EDT
MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates with his brother, Logan, after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)


Jake Paul and Logan Paul are the talk of boxing right now. Though traditional boxing fans have ridiculed their involvement in the sport, some have pointed out that the two bring more attention to boxing. And legendary boxer Mike Tyson has explained why the two face so much criticism.

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Tyson has previously shown his support for both Jake Paul and Logan Paul. He claimed that they two bring more eyes to boxing and thus, are a beneficial influence on the sport. He has now addressed the hate that they get from boxers and fans.

LAS VEGAS, NV – AUGUST 08: Former heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson speaks during the third annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame induction gala at Caesars Palace on August 8, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

The 50-6 boxer, who spoke to Mario Lopez on an episode of ‘Hotboxin with Mike Tyson’, addressed the involvement of the Paul brothers in boxing. “These guys make boxing so awesome. Because, you know, boxers get angry, because boxers… the real champions don’t even have that many views. They’d be happy if they had a million views. These guys get 80 million views.”

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Therefore, this comment from Tyson explained why fellow fighters dislike the Paul brothers. As the two internet sensations have used their social media fame to significant effect, they can attract the biggest names despite just starting out as boxers. Whereas other boxers starting their careers cannot get anywhere close to that.

Mike Tyson says other fighters want to kill Jake Paul

The former heavyweight champion made no secret of his admiration for the Paul brothers’ ability to attract attention. Moreover, he claimed that this was the primary reason they attract hate from their peers. Tyson opined this goes to such an extent that fellow boxers want to kill Jake Paul.

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‘Iron Mike’ said, “That’s why everybody wants to kill him. They see this white guy, blonde hair, blue eyes, making all this f***ing money, talking all this sh*t, everybody wants to kill him.”

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller)

While the extent of his comment is debatable, Tyson could be right in pointing out that other boxers dislike Jake Paul because of his fame. The internet sensation has capitalized on his fame outside the ring. Hence, he now earns more money than some of boxing’s champions.

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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