Mike Tyson Will Get Back In Boxing Ring To Face Jake Paul

Mike Tyson Will Get Back In Boxing Ring To Face Jake Paul

The youngest heavyweight champion in the history of boxing, Mike Tyson is climbing back into the boxing ring in July when he faces Jake Paul, who gained notoriety by being a YouTube personality before turning to the sport of boxing.

Netflix, along with Most Valuable Promotions (MVP) announced on Thursday, March 7 that the boxing match will take place on July 20, 2024, and will stream live on Netflix. They will be fighting at the home stadium of “America’s Team,” the Dallas Cowboys, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The stadium has a capacity of 80,000.

The contest will pit “Iron Mike” Tyson, who has a record of 50 wins and 6 losses against Paul, who calls himself The Problem Child. Paul has a record of 9-1.

“I’m very much looking forward to stepping into the ring with Jake Paul at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas,” said Mike Tyson in a written statement. “He’s grown significantly as a boxer over the years, so it will be a lot of fun to see what the will and ambition of a ‘kid’ can do with the experience and aptitude of a GOAT.  It’s a full circle moment that will be beyond thrilling to watch; as I started him off on his boxing journey on the undercard of my fight with Roy Jones and now I plan to finish him.”

Paul actually started making waves in his boxing career on the undercard of the Tyson-Roy Jones fight on November 28, 2020, when he knocked out former New York Knicks basketball player, Nate Robinson.

“It’s crazy to think that in my second pro fight, I went viral for knocking out Nate Robinson on Mike Tyson’s undercard. Now, less than four years later, I’m stepping up to face Tyson myself to see if I have what it takes to beat one of boxing’s most notorious fighters and biggest icons,” said Paul.

No undercard match has been announced yet.

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