A Mike Tyson-Jake Paul battle might be within the works.
In a particular 4/20 episode of his “Hotboxin’” podcast, Tyson advised UFC commentator Joe Rogan that he would battle Paul for one purpose.
“Hell yeah [I’d do it], solely to interrupt the document,” Tyson mentioned about surpassing Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao’s 2015 bout that offered a document 4.6 million pay-per-views to turn out to be probably the most worthwhile battle in boxing historical past.
“Let’s do it Jakey, God wouldn’t that be cool?”
Tyson added, “Jake Paul consider it not is extra worthwhile than the champs, this man in all probability brings about 80 million folks to the desk.”
The previous heavyweight champion recalled partying with Paul in St. Barts lately, and mentioned “it’s all love” between the 2.
“I fear about him getting in bother earlier than the battle occurred,” Tyson mentioned a few potential battle with the YouTuber-turned-pro boxer.
“I’d inform him, ‘Hey man, you’re going to go for jail for actual, relax.’ This dude’s loopy, he can be throwing stuff at folks, bottles and stuff.”
Rumors of a Tyson-Paul battle have been swirling for months, however Iron Mike has maintained that he’s unaware of the excitement.
“No one advised me that,” he mentioned on his podcast final month when visitor co-host Paul Pierce famous, “Mike is meant to battle Jake Paul.”
On the time, Tyson mentioned Paul “ain’t obtained no f–king cash. So the place’s the f–king contract?”
In January, a number of stories claimed that Tyson had agreed to a bout with Paul, however nothing ever materialized. The Solar reported on the time that each side have been in “superior talks” about headlining an enormous cash pay-per-view.
That very same month, Tyson mentioned he had no real interest in combating Paul, or anybody else for that matter. His most up-to-date battle was towards Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition bout in Los Angeles in November 2020.
Paul, who’s 5-0 with 4 knockouts in his professional combating profession, final fought in December when he beat Tyron Woodley in a sixth-round stoppage — marking his second consecutive win towards the previous UFC champion.
Paul is at the moment coaching for an August battle, for which he has but to announce an opponent.
“It’s going to be the craziest knockout” of his profession, he advised The Put up earlier this month.
Paul is scheduled to be in New York to advertise his MVP feminine fighter Amanda Serrano, who will battle Katie Taylor April 30 at Madison Sq. Backyard.
Tyson, in the meantime, was caught on video final week punching a passenger on a airplane who was allegedly harassing him.