Rumors have been swirling for some time that Mike Tyson will fight one of the Paul brothers in an exhibition bout. Jake and Logan Paul have emerged as the face of celebrity boxing over the past two years and Tyson remains a major name even though he is retired. It only makes sense we’d get rumors of an eventual Tyson-Paul fight.
On Monday, The Sun reported that Tyson and Jake Paul had a verbal agreement for an exhibition bout that would be worth nearly $50 million. Tyson was quick to deny the report, directly addressing it on Twitter.
This is new to me. I saw Jake in St. Barths and he never mentioned it. https://t.co/eL01HDMdmr— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) January 17, 2022
Paul is 5-0 in his boxing career. Most recently he knocked out former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in the sixth round of their December rematch. Paul won a split decision in their first bout in August.
Tyson is 50-6 with two no contests on his record. He last fought in November 2020, facing Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition bout that was scored a split draw. Prior to that he fought an exhibition bout against Corey Sanders in 2006. His last professional bout was a loss to Kevin McBride in June 2005 when he retired after six rounds.