Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Mike Tyson Denies Reports Of Jake Paul Fight

If you’re interested in seeing a boxing match between Jake Paul and Mike Tyson, don’t get too excited.

The boxing legend recently took to social media to deny reports of a potential fight between them. Tyson took to Twitter on Monday in response to a report, stating that he didn’t even know about this matchup. He also claimed he recently saw Paul in person and that discussions of a fight didn’t come up.

“This is [fight] new to me,” said Tyson on social media. “I saw Jake in St. Barths and he never mentioned it.”

Tyson was replying to a report released earlier today by The Sun Online that stated Tyson and Paul had verbally agreed to fight

Jake Paul is coming off an active 2021 campaign. First, he knocked out Ben Askren in April before fighting Tyron Woodley twice before the close of the year. First, he defeated Woodley via split decision in August. Then, he knocked out the former UFC champion on December 18.

Jake Paul, Tyron Woodley
Jake Paul, Tyron Woodley, Credit: AP Photo

Earlier boxing appearances saw him knock out former NBA player Nate Robinson in November 2020 and another KO win over YouTuber AnEsonGib in January of the same year.

Tyson, a former heavyweight prizefighter with a decorated record, last fought as a pro in 2005. However, he made his return to action in 2020, fighting fellow legend Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition contest. The fight didn’t count towards either fighter’s pro records, but was scored a draw after eight rounds of action.

After the fight, Tyson mentioned his plans to keep his fighting career going.

Tyson, now 55 years old, is best recognized for his run as a heavyweight champion in the 1980s and 1990s.

Do you see a fight between Jake Paul and Mike Tyson as plausible?

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