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Jakes Paul Officially Announces Boxing Return Date With Mike Tyson Emerging As Possible Opponent

Max Sherry

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Jakes Paul Officially Announces Boxing Return Date With Mike Tyson Emerging As Possible Opponent

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Jake Paul has announced exactly when he'll return to the ring, confirming his next boxing match will take place on August 13.

However, no opponent has officially been named, although many think they've got a good idea as to who it could be.

Twitter spats with Conor McGregor aside, fans reckon the man Paul could take on next comes in the form of boxing royalty Mike Tyson.

It pains us to admit it, but a bout between Tyson and Paul could make for fascinating viewing - as long as it's not some half-arsed exhibition like we saw when Floyd Mayweather faced Jake's older brother Logan.

When asked about a potential match-up with Iron Mike, Paul told Boxing Social: "Ideally, for sure, that's legendary.

"As Mike Tyson said on the Joe Rogan podcast, it would be one of the biggest pay-per-views of all time.

"Together when we were on the same card, we sold almost two million pay-per-views. It could be three million pay-per-views, four million pay-per-views.

"Mike Tyson like you said on the podcast, if you're watching this, let's make the fight happen.

"I'm ready and I think I would win, Mike thinks he would win, so let's do it."

Mike Tyson. Credit: PA
Mike Tyson. Credit: PA

Paul, who was recently on hand to promote Amanda Serrano as she fell agonisingly short in the biggest women's boxing match against Katie Taylor, has been due to get back in the ring himself following his knockout victory over Tyron Woodley back in August.

'The Problem Child' was scheduled to face Tommy Fury last December but the former Love Island contestant withdrew at the final hurdle.

Since then, Paul has been trading barbs online with practically every man and his dog under the sun - McGregor being the most recent one to exchange pleasantries back.

While Paul was attending the Taylor vs Serrano fight, UFC megastar McGregor tweeted: "Who the f**k is this jackass in the pink Jimmy Saville glasses?"

Paul wasted no time in issuing a response of his own, saying: "I'm the one who has done more for fighters than you ever have. The one who has won 5 fights in the past 2 years while you have lost 5. The one who isn't owned by Dana White. The one who made the fight you just watched happen. The 1 who got your hero Katie Taylor paid, that's who."

It remains to be seen whether Paul and McGregor will ever settle their differences inside the ring, or octagon for that matter, but in the meantime a mega-money bout with Tyson seems most likely

Topics: Mike Tyson, Boxing News, Boxing, Jake Paul, Australia

Max Sherry
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