Twitter Erupts as Logan Paul Talks About Fighting Mike Tyson in Boxing Return

Published 06/18/2021, 11:30 AM EDT
Jun 6, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Logan Paul (Yellow Trunks) stands in the ring prior to an exhibition boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. (not pictured) at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


After facing Floyd Mayweather, Logan Paul seems interested in fighting Mike Tyson inside the boxing ring. It may sound uncanny to several fans since Paul and Tyson come from two very different eras and hold unique positions in the boxing world.

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However, the 26-year-old looks optimistic about beating a 54-year-old Mike Tyson in an in-ring scrap. Despite Tyson’s knockout abilities, Paul believes his youth would play a pivotal role. Speaking on the IMPAULSIVE podcast, ‘The Maverick’ landed his bombarding statements and shocked many fans.

Logan Paul said, “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.”

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These remarks didn’t go well with the traditional boxing fans. Netizens from all over the world expressed their views on Logan Paul and have been disrespectful towards the YouTuber-turned boxer. Here’s a look at a few of them.

 

Mike Tyson has appeared delighted to see the new trend of YouTube boxing. He has been vocal about his support towards the Paul brothers several times in the past. While ‘Iron’ Mike has also hinted at re-appearing in action, Paul vs Tyson might be a possible fight for the coming days.

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There’s no denying the fantasy battle would grab attention from the entire fight community and beyond. Both Paul and Tyson are two of the biggest celebrities, and a fight between them would be massive. However, it will be another mismatch in the history of boxing.

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Many boxers like Canelo Alvarez have raised their voices against celebrity boxing, accusing them of stealing the glory of professional boxers who have to rise and earn their spots in the limelight.

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Jun 6, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Green Trunks) fights Logan Paul (Yellow Trunks) during an exhibition boxing match at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Considering this, hardcore fight fans might not want to see the clash. That said, the matchup is far from being official. Logan Paul and Mike Tyson have just raised eyebrows with these remarks. However, it would take a lot more to put an official seal on the papers.

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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. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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