Jake Paul: Mike Tyson Pushed For A Pro Boxing Match

Jake Paul revealed that Mike Tyson wanted their July 20 clash to be a professional boxing fight. 

The fight has been approved as a pro bout, consisting of two-minute, eight rounds. They will wear 14-ounce gloves, and the result will be on their record. Tyson will be 58 against the younger Paul, who is 28. Tyson has downplayed worries over safety, saying he is training three times a day. He has also imposed a ban on sex and marijuana, showing his focus.

Paul is on a three-fight win streak, beating Nate Diaz, Andre August and Ryan BourlandHowever, the wins against August and Bourland were first-round KOs. That lack of activity could harm him. Roy Jones Jr., the last man to face Tyson in an exhibition in 2020, states the boxer can still hit hard. While Tyson has not boxed professionally since losing to Kevin McBride in 2005, he is the former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World. His competitive nature wanted it to be a pro-fight. 

“I just want to make it clear, Mike Tyson is the one who wanted it to be a pro fight. I said to Nakisa, if that is what Mike wants, then that’s fine. But, make sure if you tell Mike that there is no holding back. Whatever happens, happens and this is war now. If he puts me down, I can deal with that, but if I put him down, he needs to be the one making the decision on whether or not he can deal with that. Now that it’s a pro fight, it’s on my record and I’m going to put him down, and if people are pissed about it, then watch soccer,” Paul said

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