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57-year-old Mike Tyson will be fighting 27-year-old Jake Paul

A 57-year-old Mike Tyson will be squaring up against 27-year-old Jake Paul on July 20, 2024, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the United States of America.

Reacting to the fight, Paul said: “Crazy to think that in my second pro fight I went viral for knocking out Nate Robinson on Mike Tyson’s undercard.”

He added: “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.

“Within just two and a half years of founding MVP, we’re about to produce the biggest fight in history, a fight in the biggest NFL stadium in the US, broadcast live, on the biggest streaming platform in the world — a testament to all we’ve accomplished in such a short amount of time.”

The fight, Diaspora Digital Media (DDM) learnt, will be aired live on Netflix.

Is Tyson fit for the fight?

Mike Tyson will be 58 by the time of the fight.

In the meantime, watch a clip of Jake Paul vs Mike Tyson first face-off ahead of their fight below:

Watch also Mike Tyson during training in preparation of the big match below:

About Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson, born Michael Gerard Tyson on June 30, 1966, is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005.

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His boxing career was marked by both ferocious skill and controversial behavior.

A fascinating story of the legendary fighter:

Nicknames

Tyson was nicknamed “Iron Mike” and “Kid Dynamite” during his early career. Later, he became known as “the Baddest Man on the Planet”.

Championship Reign:

From 1987 to 1990, Tyson reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion. He won his first 19 professional fights by knockout, with 12 of them in the first round.

Youngest Heavyweight Champion:

At just 20 years, 4 months, and 22 days old, Tyson became the youngest boxer ever to win a heavyweight title.

Unification of Titles:

He was the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles, unifying them in succession.

Lineal Champion:

In 1991, Tyson became the lineal champion by knocking out Michael Spinks in just 91 seconds of the first round.

Upset and Conviction:

In 1990, Tyson suffered a shocking defeat when he was knocked out by underdog Buster Douglas.

In 1992, he was convicted of rape and served three years in prison.

Comeback and Controversy:

After his release in 1995, Tyson made a series of comeback fights.

He regained the WBA and WBC titles in 1996, joining the elite group of men who had regained a heavyweight championship after losing it.

Holyfield Bites:

In their 1997 rematch, Tyson was disqualified for biting Evander Holyfield’s ears, infamously removing a portion of Holyfield’s right ear.

Legacy

With an 88% knockout-to-win percentage, Tyson ranks 16th on The Ring magazine’s list of 100 greatest punchers of all time.

ESPN also named him “The Hardest Hitter in Heavyweight History”.

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Intimidating Style:

Inspired by Sonny Liston, Tyson’s ferocious and intimidating boxing style left an indelible mark on the sport.

Mike Tyson’s legacy extends beyond the ring, making him a captivating figure in both sports history and popular culture.

About Jake Paul

Born Jake Joseph Paul on January 17, 1997, he is an American Internet celebrity and professional boxer.

His journey has been a rollercoaster of fame, controversies, and athletic pursuits:

Early Career:

Jake started by posting videos on Vine in September 2013, amassing 5.3 million followers and 2 billion views before the app’s discontinuation.

He then launched his YouTube channel in May 2014.

Disney Channel:

His fame led to a role as Dirk Mann on the Disney Channel series Bizaardvark for two seasons.

His debut single, “It’s Everyday Bro,” hit the Billboard Hot 100 in 2017.

Boxing Journey before the Tyson encounter

White-Collar Match: In August 2018, Jake faced Deji Olatunji in a white-collar boxing match, winning via technical knockout.

Professional Debut:

His professional boxing debut was against AnEsonGib in January 2020.

Notable Victories:

Jake defeated Nate Robinson, Ben Askren, Tyron Woodley (twice), Anderson Silva, and Nate Diaz.

Loss to Tommy Fury:

In February 2023, he lost to Tommy Fury via split decision in his first fight against an active professional boxer.

Most Valuable Promotions:

In 2021, Jake co-founded a boxing promotion called “Most Valuable Promotions” with his adviser, Nakisa Bidarian.

Jake Paul’s journey from online content creation to the boxing ring has been nothing short of captivating!

Little wonder Paul described the fight Mike Tyson fight as “crazy to think”.

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