Jake Paul Speaks Out About Upcoming Fight with Mike Tyson

Written by Camilla Jessen

Apr.12 - 2024 8:00 AM CET

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Jake Paul has made a key admission about his upcoming fight with Mike Tyson.

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In a candid revelation on his podcast, "BS w/ Jake Paul," influencer-turned-boxer Jake Paul has admitted feeling "scared" about his upcoming exhibition match against former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson.

"I am a little scared, because it is Mike Tyson," Paul admitted, discussing the mixed feelings surrounding his upcoming exhibition match against Tyson, who is 31 years his senior.

"When I look across the ring, I'm just going to have a 'wow' moment where I'm actually going to fight Mike Tyson," he added.

The fight, scheduled for July 20 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will be broadcast live on Netflix, marking the first live sports event of its kind for the streaming service.

Tensions and Speculations

Tyson, who last fought professionally in 2005 before returning for an exhibition match in 2020, has also shared his apprehensions about the bout, describing himself as 'scared to death.'

Adding to the fight's intrigue, there has been significant speculation regarding the rules, with rumors circulating about the use of protective headgear and oversized gloves. Both fighters have debunked these claims, confirming that the fight will proceed without headguards and with standard glove sizes.

This match has stirred opinions from various corners of the sports world. Prominent boxing promoter Eddie Hearn criticized the fight as "disgusting."

Professional boxer and former UFC fighter Clay Collard expressed his desire to challenge Paul.

Concerns about Tyson's eligibility due to his age persist, with stipulations that the fight could be called off if he fails to pass a required medical examination.

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