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Carl Froch makes huge claim about Mike Tyson vs Jake Paul contract details that would change everything

Carl Froch makes huge claim about Mike Tyson vs Jake Paul contract details that would change everything

Jake Paul will face Mike Tyson in a professional bout on July 20.

Former British boxer Carl Froch has made a significant claim about Mike Tyson vs Jake Paul when discussing the contract details behind this summer's much-anticipated fight.

Tyson, 57, will go head-to-head with YouTube personality Paul at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, July 20, with the event being streamed exclusively on Netflix.

Paul extended his professional record to 9-1 with a first-round victory over Ryan Bourland in March, while Tyson's last bout was a six-round exhibition against Roy Jones Jr in 2020.

Since the initial announcement was made earlier this year, it has been confirmed that the fight will be contested over eight, two-minute rounds with each fighter using 14-ounce gloves.

Tyson requested two-minute rounds to the board as he believes shorter rounds will command more in-ring action. "If we have shorter rounds, we’ll fight more," he said.

The contract details surrounding Tyson vs Paul continue to be of interest. And in a recent interview, former four-time world super-middleweight champion Carl Froch made a bold claim.

The 45-year-old says Mike Tyson will be paid less if he KO's his opponent on July 20.

"From what I’m hearing with the contracts, allegedly, he gets paid less if he wins in round one, Tyson, or if he gets a knockout he gets paid even less," he told Safebettingsites.

"There’s restrictions in his contract based on how he wins."

Froch added: "I don’t know if it’s been confirmed, but I’ve read somewhere that there’s a clause in his contract that means he’s going to earn less money if he goes out there and destroys Jake Paul."

Evander Holyfield, who infamously had his ear bitten off by Tyson, made a bold claim about the former heavyweight champion ahead of his first professional bout since 2005.

When asked for a prediction, Holyfield told Fight Hub TV: "I don’t know, it all depends on how Jake fights. The point of the matter is whether Jake Paul takes a good shot.

"I have never seen him get hit by anybody. But you never know, Mike might just quit in the ring and sit down and say, 'I'm done'."

Image credit: Getty
Image credit: Getty

Jake Paul, meanwhile, has predicted he will be "too fast" for the 57-year-old, who last competed in a professional fight aged 38.

"I think he's underestimating me, I truly, truly think that," Paul said.

"It's a heavyweight fight, he's the bigger man but I'm the faster man. He's the much stronger man but I'm fresh. He's experienced. I'm smart but in the ring he may be smarter. It's are really interesting match-up and people see the training videos and think he's a beast.

"But I know I have what it takes to beat him. It's an honour to be in the ring with him but I'm confident I'll have my hand raised. It's going to be tough, he's going to be getting inside but I believe I have the faster feet and faster hands and I'm going to be finding the angles."

On Monday, it was reported that Tyson suffered a "medical emergency" while on a flight from Miami to Los Angeles.

According to representatives,Tyson required medical attention became nauseous and dizzy due to an ulcer flare but is now "doing great".

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Topics: Carl Froch, Jake Paul, Mike Tyson, Boxing, Boxing News