Mike Tyson vs. Logan Paul Reportedly Not Happening: “All Rumors”

Published 10/25/2021, 1:23 AM EDT


Reports surrounding the potential Logan Paul vs Mike Tyson fight in early 2022 have sent the whole combat world into a frenzy. People have already chimed in to talk about various factors of the bout along with the financial numbers it could generate.

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There are also rumors that Mike Tyson may charge $100 million (USD) to step through the ropes opposite ‘The Maverick’. All of these are cause for understandable excitement, but may also turn out to be a waste. Neither Tyson nor Paul have clarified it from their side. Now, Logan Paul’s trainer has ruled away its chances.

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Olympic medalist pugilist Tony Jeffries has revealed the news on social media. He claimed he had a chat with Milton (Logan Paul’s trainer), who clarified the Tyson vs Paul talks as “full of sh*t all rumors and not happening.”

It was bizarre to comprehend how Logan Paul bagged a shot against Mike Tyson. But based on the current trends of exhibition fights, the matchup looked viable. Paul’s recent performance against Floyd Mayweather in June also cemented his ground among the elites. But Tyson vs Paul still seemed awkward to several traditional fans. And per the latest findings, the matchup may not happen ever.

Although Mike Tyson had desired to re-appear in action after facing Roy Jones Jr. in 2020, he hasn’t acted on it. Despite grabbing call-outs from Evander Holyfield and Logan Paul, ‘Iron’ didn’t offer himself opposite any of them. Now, the current reports cite him to remain busy with outer-ring stunts.

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Logan Paul may have lost his ticket to the gold

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Locking horns with ‘Iron’ Mike wouldn’t have been less than grabbing gold for Logan Paul. He could have become the only fighter to have faced both- Floyd Mayweather and Mike Tyson. But it may not be happening.

Logan Paul, left, and Floyd Mayweather, right, fight during an exhibition boxing match at Hard Rock Stadium, Sunday, June 6, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Logan Paul doesn’t seem interested in becoming a professional boxer like his brother, Jake Paul. He can continue facing social media celebrities and veteran boxers in-ring. While Tyson may not be the one, ‘The Maverick’ can still rope in some big names. A few months back, he was touted to face UFC legend Anderson Silva in a high-octane fight.

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What do you make of Logan Paul’s combat future?

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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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