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Morning Report: Mike Tyson and Jake Paul open to fighting: ‘It has got to happen this year’

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The names Mike Tyson and Jake Paul do not traditionally belong to the same sentence. Just thinking of two interacting is best for something like hangover part 4. Instead, the likelihood of a fight between both men is maybe in 2022… but Only 2022.

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In November 2020, Tyson (50-6) returned to the ring for the first time in 14 years, taking on fellow boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition bout. The fight for the full eight rounds before the decision of the judges was declared a draw, as no points were scored in it.

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That same night, Paul’s younger brother was also in action, taking on former NBA star Nate Robinson. The infamous knockout Paul needed just a minute and 24 seconds in the second round to render the former New York Nick unconscious.

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Since then, the 25-year-old Paul has continued to find his place in the boxing world with victories over former MMA welterweight champions Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley. Thus, the door opens for a fight with Tyson.

“It could be very interesting,” Tyson said on Jimmy Kimmel live. “I never took it seriously, but yes, it can be really interesting. He’s qualified enough, yes. I [going] to give it to him, he is experienced enough, because he wins. Even if he fights guys you don’t think are good enough fighters, they should be able to beat him, but they can’t. He beats people he shouldn’t really hit, so you have to give him credit. He hits people he really shouldn’t hit. He does well for a guy who just does it and he does so many good things for boxing.

“Look, this guy has seven million people following him every time he fights. There are not many people behind world champions, so what he does for boxing is simply sensational. No one should hate this, let’s just fight them. He helps everyone make money. Why are people angry at him?”

Tyson, 55, has added a schedule for when the match is due to take place, as he doesn’t intend to stay here forever despite his already advanced age.

“Anything is possible, yes,” Tyson said. “But it has to happen this year. It should happen this year.”

In recent months, Tyson has been more involved with a possible matchup with Jake’s older brother, Logan, than Problem Child. However, this doesn’t seem to materialize at the moment as Logan continues to dabble in many different endeavors such as professional wrestling where he competed in his first match at last WrestleMania in April. Logan’s last boxing bout was against Floyd Mayweather in June 2021, which resulted in a no decision after going through all eight rounds.

As for Jake, he took a short break after his rematch with Woodley in December 2021, when he got a sixth-round knockout. Paul has announced that his next match will be in August, but the opponent has yet to be officially announced as Paul has teased that it will be an overbooked clash with Tommy Fury. The December rematch with Woodley became a short-term replacement after Fury pulled out due to injury.

Either way, look forward to meeting Paul with Iron Mike.

“Thank you to the great Mike Tyson for the respect and the opportunity,” Paul tweeted in response to Tyson. “This year we will implement it.”


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I already tweeted this but I’m going to say it again here because it’s still wild… As much as no international platform would like to, The Match is confusing and downright clueless when it comes to the strength of the Japanese market. Fuji TV shares fell 22 percent after the loss. Just think what could have been.

Well, a rematch to begin with would be genius from every possible point of view. Considering how difficult it was to put up a fight from the start, we shouldn’t too much encouraging.

Happy almost July holiday! Thanks for reading!


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