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Mike Tyson In Advanced Talks To Fight Jake Paul

Ryan Sidle

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Mike Tyson In Advanced Talks To Fight Jake Paul

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Jake Paul is set to finally face a boxer in a fight, and he couldn't have chosen a much more dangerous opponent in the shape of Mike Tyson.

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Paul has become one of the sport's biggest names, despite taking on a fellow YouTuber, a basketball star and former MMA stars in his career so far.

He was supposed to finally meet a boxer last December, until Tommy Fury had to pull out due to an injury, although the British boxer's pedigree isn't exactly that high, with Paul instead facing Tyron Woodley for the second time.

Whilst the 'Problem Child' continues to taunt Fury over a fight, and claim he'd rather fight the former Love Island star's dad, it looks like the 25-year-old will instead fight one of the sport's biggest names.

According to the Sun, Paul is in 'advanced talks' over fighting former world heavyweight champion Tyson, with the pair set to headline a massive pay-per-view.

Tyson could be fighting Jake Paul next. Image: PA Images
Tyson could be fighting Jake Paul next. Image: PA Images

A source close to Tyson told the newspaper, "Mike and Jake are on board for an exhibition bout in Las Vegas.

"A verbal deal has been struck to get it on, but like all forms of sports business, now it's all about the contracts and money split.

"Mike is looking for a certain figure to get into the ring with a profit share guarantee. 

"Jake obviously has that on his mind but is keen to show the world that stepping into the ring with a man once called the baddest man on the planet, takes his boxing career to the next level.

"This fight bridges the gap between old school boxing fans and the new generation of followers."

The source suggested that a figure of £36 million was being discussed between the two parties, as how much a PPV between would generate.

Paul didn't actually generate too many buys for his second fight with Woodley, in which he caused a knockout, with claims it sold less than All Elite Wrestling's Full Gear show.

Paul knocked out Woodley last time out. Image: PA Images
Paul knocked out Woodley last time out. Image: PA Images

Tyson, who is 30 years older than his potential opponent, came out of retirement in November 2020 to face Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition, with the pair of legends drawing the fight.

It was expected that the former two time world heavyweight champion would get in the ring again, and has previously been linked with a fight against Jake's older brother Logan Paul, who fought Floyd Mayweather last year, but nothing has come through before today's news.

Topics: Jake Paul, Boxing, Heavyweight Boxing, Mike Tyson, Logan Paul

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