Jake Paul’s boxing sparring partner Anthony Taylor doesn’t think the YouTuber will ever go head-to-head with Mike Tyson. However, he believes a fight with Canelo would be “competitive”.
After Jake Paul put his own boxing career on hold to further the superfight between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano, Jake Paul will be back in the ring on August 12th.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer is yet to announce his opponent, but there has been much rumor and speculation as to who he will be up against. Former heavyweight king and boxing icon ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson was one of the most interesting names to come up, especially as the 55-year-old said he would accept the fight.
While Tyson is unlikely to be in fighting form in August, the possibility of him and Jake fighting down the road has also been considered. However, part of Jake’s camp isn’t sure.
Anthony ‘Pretty Boy’ Taylor, one of Jake’s regular sparring partners and someone who has fought for his bouts on the undercards, believes the mutual respect between Jake and ‘Iron’ Mike will prevent that from happening.
“I really don’t see Jake Paul and Mike Tyson fighting just because they’re very good friends. They have too much mutual respect to be in an argument,” Taylor said MyBettingSites. “Maybe I’m missing something, maybe they’ll fight, but I just don’t see Mike going in there with Jake any time soon, I’d be surprised.”
Tyson aside, the cruiserweight thinks Jake could be “competitive” with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in a couple of years, especially given the skills he’s already demonstrated.
As mentioned, Tyson has already expressed interest in fighting Jake given the payday that will come with it. However, he’s not sure the social media star could avoid trouble in the pre-fight preparation.
It will be interesting to see who Jake faces over the summer and should he win it will be doubly fascinating to see who he plans to attack next.
https://www.dexerto.com/entertainment/jake-paul-vs-mike-tyson-fight-wont-happen-according-to-his-sparring-partner-1824687/ The fight between Jake Paul and Mike Tyson will not take place, according to his sparring partner