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Jake Paul sends video message after controversial Mike Tyson 'fight rules' emerge

Jake Paul sends video message after controversial Mike Tyson 'fight rules' emerge

Jake Paul is set to fight Mike Tyson in July.

Jake Paul has sent a video message after controversial Mike Tyson fight rules emerge.

Last week, it was announced that Tyson and Paul will fight at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on July 20.

Confirming the fight, the popular streaming platform, Netflix, wrote: “It’s JAKE PAUL vs. MIKE TYSON — yes, really! — in a LIVE BOXING event at AT&T Stadium you won’t want to miss. Airing live on Netflix Saturday, July 20 #PaulTyson.”

Reacting to the fight, Derek Chisora said on Radio Rahim, via The Mirror: “I know for a fact they are using 8oz gloves and head guards – if I'm not mistaken.

“I think so. So we're watching a sparring match. It's a f****** joke. You think I'm paying to watch that?”

American YouTuber turned boxer Paul has since put out a video to address the criticism of him fighting Tyson.

He said: “Oh you’re mad at me for fighting Mike Tyson? Imagine this.

“‘Jake, we got the biggest deal ever you versus Mike Tyson live on Netflix, you’re going to entertain millions of people and make an unbelievable amount of money, what do you think? ‘Nah’.

“Exactly, That’s what I thought. July 20, be there.”

Tyson said of facing Paul: “I’m very much looking forward to stepping into the ring with Jake Paul at the AT&T STADIUM IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS. He's grown significantly as a boxer over the years, so it will be a lot of fun to see what the will and ambition of a “kid” can do with the experience and aptitude of a GOAT.

“It's a full circle moment that will be beyond thrilling to watch; as I started him on his boxing journey on the undercard of my fight with Roy Jones and now I plan to finish him.”

Meanwhile, Paul said: “He’s the greatest heavyweight of all time…the most vicious KO artist ever. But I’m younger, I’m faster and I’m going to be working my ass off to get stronger.

“A member of my team sent me this video that Mike’s coach put up two weeks ago and asked me if I’m sure that I want to do this…yes, yes I do. Heavyweight.”

Featured Image Credit: YouTube/@jakepaul

Topics: Mike Tyson, Jake Paul, Boxing

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