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By Mike Parrott
YouTube star Jake Paul is set for his next boxing match and it will be against former NBA star Nate Robinson on the Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr undercard.
You read that correctly. Mike Tyson and Jake Paul are fighting on the same card and 2020 just peaked.
YouTuber Paul will take part in the third boxing fight of his career after winning his first two in 2018 and 2020. However, his only professional fight came in 2020 came against fellow YouTuber Aneson Gib.
speed work 16 days away #January30th Live on @DAZN_USA pic.twitter.com/hUnb8rDmpo
- Jake Paul (@jakepaul) January 15, 2020
Former NBA player Nate Robinson will be his opponent, who has no previous boxing experience.
The 5'9" NBA journeyman was well-known for his incredible dunking throughout his career, and his important run for the Chicago Bulls in the 2012/13 playoffs, where he led the Bulls to the second round beating the Brooklyn Nets, remains iconic.
Nate Robinson drops 23 points in the 4th quarter to help lead the Bulls to victory in a 3-OT game 4 of the 1st round series. (2013) pic.twitter.com/R93QdJtjlr
- ThrowbackHoops (@ThrowbackHoops) December 14, 2018
Both Nate Robinson and Jake Paul spoke to Athletic writer Shams Charania about the upcoming fight.
Robinson said, "I wanted to show that I'm a world class athlete, I played college football, played in the NBA for 11 years, and i'm excited for this venture into the sport of Boxing. Jake Paul, I want all the smoke."
Paul said, "I am excited to partner with Triller and get in the ring to fight an elite athlete. But make no mistake, on September 12th, Nate will meet the canvas early."
Former NBA guard Nate Robinson and YouTube star Jake Paul make it official: They tell me they will be fighting Sept. 12 as an undercard to Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. in California. pic.twitter.com/ClEP64JZFp
- Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 23, 2020
What do you think of Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson? Who will come out victorious on September 12th?
Let us know in the comments below.
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