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Mike Tyson's sparring partner issues callout for undercard of Jake Paul fight

Mike Tyson's sparring partner issues callout for undercard of Jake Paul fight

He wants to get in the ring himself.

The former sparring partner of Mike Tyson wants to be on the undercard of his fight with Jake Paul.

The world of boxing was rocked earlier this month by the announcement that Mike Tyson and Jake Paul will face off in the ring.

The former heavyweight world champion will take on the YouTuber-turned-boxer - who is 31 years his junior - at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on July 20.

Tyson will be 58 by then, and many boxers, past and present, have expressed their concerns about his health and safety.

One person who isn't worried though is Joe Egan, Iron Mike's sparring partner when they were both teenagers.

The seven-time Irish amateur boxing champion wants to book a place on the undercard of the upcoming fight, and he wants to take on Jake Paul's older brother Logan.

Egan has sought a grudge match with John Fury - father of Tyson Fury - in recent years, but with Fury ignoring his offers the 59-year-old has turned his attention to Logan.

"Hello Logan Paul, my name is Joe Egan," the Irishman sent in a video posted on social media.

"I'm seven times Irish boxing champion and sparring partner to the great Mike Tyson.

"Your brother Jake Paul is going to get in and box. I admire that man so much for having the courage to box one of the most ferocious punchers of our era.

"Now, listen, John Fury hasn't got any courage. I stepped forward and he didn't want to know.

"Soft as s*** John Fury. You, like your brother, I'm sure have courage so why don't you get in, and me and you can box.

"You boxed that Dillon [Danis] the cage fighter and you gave him a savage beating. I know he offended you and you did right to give the man a beating.

"I won't offend you in any way, it will just be two fighting men getting in and exchanging punches - and the best man will win on the night.

"Really look forward to hearing from you Logan, and when you speak to your brother Jake wish him all the very best. God bless you both."

Egan - once dubbed 'the toughest white man on the planet' by Mike Tyson - retired from professional boxing 20 years ago, and has since been embroiled in a bitter feud with John Fury.

Logan Paul has boxed four times before, including an exhibition bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Featured Image Credit: @BigJoeEgan & Getty

Topics: Boxing, Mike Tyson, Jake Paul, YouTube