VIDEO: Mike Tyson FaceTimes Logan Paul and Admits His Mistake

Published 06/12/2021, 5:52 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES – FEBRUARY 11: Boxer Mike Tyson arrives at the premiere of “Against the Ropes” at the Chinese Theater on February 11, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


The Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul exhibition bout was a highly controversial topic throughout the sport. Many dismissed the idea of a YouTuber with no boxing experience, facing one of the best fighters in the sport’s history. Even legendary boxer, Mike Tyson, had his doubts.

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Before the fight, Tyson joined Paul on an episode of his IMPAULSIVE Podcast. When ‘The Maverick’ asked ‘Iron Mike’ about his chances against Mayweather, the former champion said ‘TBE’ would destroy him. However, come fight night, it was a very different story.

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Now, the 50-6 boxer called the YouTuber on FaceTime and admitted his mistake. ESNEWS posted the video on YouTube which showed Tyson telling Paul, “You kicked that n***a a**, Logan. You’re a bad n***a man. I was wrong, I was wrong. You kicked that a**. You kicked a**, n***a. There’s no doubt about it, you kicked a**.”

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Iron Mike’ added, “I’m proud of you n***a, I’m proud of you. You’re the baddest man… everybody’s talking about you. Everybody’s talking about you, man.” 

What else did Mike Tyson tell Logan Paul?

Based on his comments, the former heavyweight champion had no problem accepting he was wrong. Moreover, it showed that Paul’s performance surprised ‘Iron Mike.’ However, this was not all he had to say to the YouTuber. He even gave him his next challenge.

Tyson pointed the camera to former world champion Badou Jack and said, “But now we got this guy [Badou Jack] tryna challenge you.” However, this is not the first time Tyson suggested that Paul face Jack. After the bout, ‘Iron Mike’ claimed ‘The Maverick’ should test himself against the 37-year-old.

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

In addition, the legendary boxer spoke about Logan Paul’s brother, Jake Paul, and his fight against Tyron Woodley. Tyson said, “What about Jake and Tyron Woodley? Tyron’s going to get knocked the f*** out, right?”

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Thus, it appears Logan Paul and Mike Tyson have embarked on an unlikely friendship. Only time will tell if Paul takes up Tyson’s next challenge to prove his worth.

What do you make of this interaction between Mike Tyson and Logan Paul? Do you think ‘The Maverick’ should face Badou Jack next?

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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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