WATCH: Canelo Alvarez Bluntly Reacts to Mike Tyson vs. Logan Paul Fight Rumors

Published 11/03/2021, 8:36 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Canelo Alvarez celebrates after his majority-decision win over Gennady Golovkin during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Last week, the news of Logan Paul fighting Mike Tyson in an exhibition broke out and took the combat sports community by surprise. Nobody expected the pair to ever lock horns, irrespective of the speculations that went on after Paul’s fight with Floyd Mayweather.

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As of now, the contest is not set in stone. Despite that, many notable combat sports personalities have given their take on this rumored fight. Recently, the p4p king, Canelo Alvarez, in a chat with Fino Boxing, opened up on this fight.

The unified super-middleweight king didn’t have much to say about this fight. He didn’t give a flamboyant or a completely dull reaction to this potential fight.

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Exhibition bouts are a trend in the sport of boxing. Over the past couple of years, celebrities across different career segments have laced up the boxing gloves to fulfill their wish of fighting under the big lights.

That said, Logan Paul is rightly credited as the flag bearer of these celebrity/YouTube fights. After his dual wars with KSI entertained the vast boxing masses, fans seemed hungry for more such bouts.

Accordingly, Tyson, who himself fought in an exhibition last year, might have thought of battling Logan Paul. This fight is not official, but it is speculated to materialize by February 2022. If it happens, needless to say, this will be the biggest exhibition fight of all time.

Mike Tyson stayed assertive about fighting Logan Paul

Mike Tyson, a few days back, expressed his interest in fighting either of the Paul brothers, as it would help him make a massive amount of money.

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In his Hotboxin podcast, Tyson commented on the hype that the brothers have and said, “Well, that’s the money fight. Those are the fights that make the money. Those guys have 75 million people watching them.”

When asked if he would want the fight, he responded, “Hell yeah. They would, that would be a lot of money,” (h/t Complex)

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With his above statements, it’s clear that Tyson won’t deny a fight with Logan Paul. Meanwhile, as Paul always wants to fight the biggest names, it seems unlikely that he will turn it down. Now, it will be exciting to see if this fight gets official and receives a date.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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