YouTuber Jake Paul To Face Boxing Legend Mike Tyson

YouTuber Jake Paul To Face Boxing Legend Mike Tyson

Top Youtuber and influencer Jake Paul will be facing former boxing legend and former world champion Mike Tyson in a boxing match on 20 July.

It may be an official bout or an exhibition fight, but it will be staged in Texas and broadcast live on streaming platform Netflix.

Tyson, whose professional career ended in 2005, had his most recent exhibition bout in 2020 and will turn 58 three weeks before facing Paul.

Paul, 27, beat Ryan Bourland in his 10th professional fight last Saturday.

Paul said on X: “My sights are set on becoming a world champion, and now I have a chance to prove myself against the greatest heavyweight champion of the world, the baddest man on the planet, and the most dangerous boxer of all time. Time to put Iron Mike to sleep.”

Tyson was the youngest heavyweight champion in history at 20 when he beat Trevor Berbick in his first title fight in November 1986.

He was also the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles in 1987, but he was beaten by Buster Douglas in one of the biggest upsets in history. 

Paul has won nine of his 10 boxing fights, mostly against ex-UFC fighters, with his solitary defeat coming against British heavyweight Tommy Fury in February 2023.

Would Mike Tyson still put Jake to sleep?