Mike Tyson Shuts Down Rumors of a Potential Fight With Jake Paul

Published 01/18/2022, 2:36 AM EST
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 28: Mike Tyson reacts 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)

55-year-old Mike Tyson has remained relevant in the existing combat scenario. Having staged a stellar comeback against Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition in 2020, ‘Iron’ Mike is in a position to re-enter the squared circle.

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While former foes like Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis are equally interested in facing Mike Tyson, youngsters like Logan Paul and now Jake Paul also fall in that loop. Logan Paul was rumored to be in talks to meet ‘Iron’ in the ring, which didn’t turn out to be a real thing.

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Meanwhile, Jake Paul and Mike Tyson were also rumored to lock horns a few hours back. However, ‘The Baddest Man On The Planet’ ruled away the chances with one simple social media post.

He wrote, “This is new to me. I saw Jake in St. Barths and he never mentioned it.”

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Mike Tyson vs Jake Paul would have been a massive PPV success. However, ‘The Problem Child’ who has a 5-0 record, may want to face active professionals rather than enter the ring for exhibitions.

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After Logan Paul bagged the fight against Floyd Mayweather, Jake Paul admitted that he was jealous. However, he didn’t want to do the same and sounded off on the idea of competing in exhibitions. ‘The Problem Child’ agreed to face Mayweather, but only if it happens in a professional setting.

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Dec 18, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Jake Paul celebrates after knocking out Tyron Woodley (not pictured) at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Jake Paul was recently trying to seal a scrap against former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in his next appearance. He had also teased a potential move to the MMA community a few days back.

As all these factors look viable for him, it’s hard to picture the 25-year-old facing the legend Mike Tyson anytime soon. However, a lucrative payday can change things.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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