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Sylvester Stallone’s Younger Brother ‘Frankster Gangster’ Predicts How Mike Tyson Will Knockout ‘Kid’ Jake Paul With Two-Punch Combo

Published 03/28/2024, 2:37 AM EDT

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The noise of the Mike Tyson and Jake Paul fight seems to be echoing far and wide. As much as questions are being raised, pondering the outcomes has become the norm. Sylvester Stallone and ‘Iron’ Mike were inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame together. The Hollywood icon’s younger brother, Frank Stallone, is no stranger to the sport either.

Fans may remember him primarily for the hit number ‘Far From Over’  from the 1983 release ‘Staying Alive’. However, the younger Stallone made a few fleeting appearances in his elder brother’s ‘Rocky’ movies. He was one of the singers crooning the acapella ‘Take You Back’ in the opening sequence of ‘Rocky’. Yesterday, he joined many others who spoke about the youngest heavyweight champion’s upcoming match. There seem to be a few concerns raised over the contest. Nevertheless, a few like him strongly believe that ‘Iron’ Mike would take the honors against his much younger opponent.

In a post on Instagram, the singer-songwriter and actor summed up how the fight would come to a close. Per the message he wrote, a two-punch combination might do the trick. He said, “Mike Tyson wins by KO on two, kids green and right hand crazy, left hook nullifies that, and bingo.” The attached footage shows him standing in a parking lot. Revealing how he has been receiving numerous emails regarding the July fight, Frank Stallone first tried setting the context by calling Jake Paul a ‘rank amateur’. The first time he faced off against a bona fide boxer was when he went against Tommy Fury.

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Okay, I’ve been getting bombarded by emails about the Mike Tyson Jake Paul fight. Let me make it very clear: Jake Paul is a rank amateur. The first time he fought a guy that was a bit of a boxer, he lost with Tyson Fury’s brother,” said ‘Sly’ Stallone’s brother. Then, diving in further, he stated how ‘The Problem Child’ suffers from the challenges afflicting all those who take up boxing very late in life. Typically, most tend to lean heavily on their right hand.

Whereas, a seasoned player like Mike Tyson can punch with both hands, anywhere from the chin to the body. He already appears very fast and strong. Jake Paul has yet to face an opponent of Tyson’s caliber. Despite his advanced age, the former heavyweight champion knows precisely what he is doing. Finally, he surmised. Paul might turn up nervous on fight day, as against ‘Iron’ Mike, who would be supremely confident.

Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul: Writing on the Wall as Frank Stallone Sees It

Then Frank Stallone showed how Tyson would close in  in the Pee-Ka-Boo style. So invariably, Jake Paul would shoot off with his right hand. It will expose his body, and taking advantage, the former heavyweight champion will lunge with a left hook, “Bang!” According to Frank Stallone, that should be enough to close the deal with Jake Paul. When it boils down to timing and speed, Mike Tyson remains well versed, he emphasized.

Frank Stallone said, “He’s going to come in like this; this guy’s going to throw a right-hand bang, and he’s going to catch him with the shot, and that’s going to be it, or he’s going to feel that power here on the arms cuz Mike knows how to take his time and pace, so you keep an eye out, and you remember you heard it first from Frankster Gangster.” Earlier, Frank Stallone revealed how he has been following Mike Tyson since the time he won his title.

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A few voices have criticized the fight for the sheer age difference between Tyson and Paul. When the fight occurs on July 20 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the former heavyweight champion would turn 58. Then, ring rust could be another concern. ‘The Problem Child’, whatever the case may be, has been highly active. He participated in three fights last year. Mike Tyson, on the other hand, last fought an exhibition match against Roy Jones Jr. on November 28, 2020.

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Jaideep Unnithan is a senior boxing author at EssentiallySports. Inching towards the milestone of over 2000 articles, he has been a chronicler of day-to-day developments happening inside and outside of the squared circle. Having a keen eye on the punches traded inside the ring, he has written opinion pieces on the fighting styles of Floyd Mayweather Jr, David Benavidez, and Terence Crawford.
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