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Jake Paul to fight heavyweight legend Mike Tyson

Jake Paul to fight heavyweight legend Mike Tyson
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YouTuber-turned-professional boxer Jake Paul and former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson agree to face each other in Texas on July 20.

Jake Paul and Mike Tyson have agreed to fight each other in Texas on July 20.

In what is a blockbuster announcement, the Youtuber-turned-professional boxer Paul will go head to head with former world heavyweight champion Tyson at the AT& T Stadium.

Netflix will broadcast what they describe as "a live boxing event", releasing a promo which shows the pair squaring off at the top of a high-story building.

Most Valuable Promotions - co-founded by Paul - have stated that it will be a heavyweight fight, with Paul stepping up from cruiserweight to face the legendary 57-year-old.

Paul has been forging a boxing career since 2020, facing a combination of veteran MMA fighters, obscure boxers in recording nine wins from 10 bouts.

His one defeat came at the hands of Tommy Fury in February 2023, Paul having since defeated UFC legend Nate Diaz on points and knocked out each of Andre August and Ryan Bourland inside a round.

Tyson is regarded as one of the most fearsome heavyweight fighters in the history of the sport, having multiple reigns as world champion and boasting 44 knockouts from his 58 bouts.

Although he has since fought in exhibitions, Tyson's last professional outing came back in 2005.

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Jake Paul during his defeat to Tommy Fury in February 2023.
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