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Jake Paul confirms talks with Mike Tyson for August fight

YouTuber-turned-boxing sensation Jake Paul has confirmed he’s in talks with legendary fighter Mike Tyson to be his next opponent in what may be “the biggest pay-per-view of all time”.

Rumors of a fight involving Jake Paul or his brother Logan versus Mike Tyson started a long time ago, but it seems that while there have been discussions, nothing of substance ever came of it.

While Tyson appeared to laugh about a potential fight on most occasions when asked about it publicly, his tune changed recently during a chat with Joe Rogan. Tyson was particularly motivated by the possibility of breaking Floyd Mayweather’s pay-per-view sales record.

Now that a fight between Jake Paul and Tyson seems more likely than ever, the 5-0 boxer has confirmed he is in talks with Iron Mike to make the dream event a reality.

Jake Paul calls out Mike Tyson
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Jake Paul was itching to fight Mike Tyson.

Jake Paul teases Mike Tyson in fight

In an interview with Boxing Social, Paul claimed that former UFC champion Anderson Silva was among those high on his list of potential opponents, but Tyson’s recent comments changed things.

“We’re still having some conversations with the likes of Mike Tyson, who recently said he wants to fight. We’re trying to see what’s going to be the biggest fight and getting me most excited to get in the ring,” teased Paul, noting he wasn’t close to securing an August foe just yet.

As he pressed for a possible Tyson fight, The Problem Child revealed he would take it in an instant before anyone else.

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“It’s legendary. The old generation of boxing with the new generation of boxing all mixed into one. And like Mike said on the Joe Rogan podcast, you know, I think it would be the biggest or one of the biggest pay-per-views of all time,” he added. “When we were on the same card we sold almost $2 million pay-per-views combined, so imagine if we fought?”

Before ending the interview, Paul urged Tyson to make the fight, going on to say, “I know I would win. Mike thinks he’s going to win, so let’s do it!”

Only time will tell if Jake and Tyson agree to go head-to-head and break pay-per-view records, but hopefully Paul won’t lose an ear when it comes to a fight this summer.

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