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02nd Oct 2021

Mike Tyson reveals amount of money it would take for him to fight one of the Paul brothers

Daniel Brown

“Well, that’s the money fight”

Mike Tyson has stated that he is willing to fight either Jake or Logan Paul, admitting that they are the ‘money fight’ because of their large audiences.

Jake Paul has a professional boxing record of 4-0, after securing victories against YouTuber AnesonGib, former basketball star Nate Robinson and former UFC fighters Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley.

On the other hand, Logan has a professional record of 0-1 after losing to KSI in 2019. However, he went the full distance against boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition bout in June, with no winner being announced.

The topic of ‘YouTube’ boxers is an extremely controversial one, with many people dismissing their credibility as ‘real’ boxers, whereas some people believe that they are simply bringing more eyes to the sport, and putting in the work of a professional fighter too.

Tyson – who was joined by Freddie Gibbs on a recent episode of his Hotboxin’ series – was speaking about how boxing had “fell off” before the pair began to discuss some of the matchups that they would like to see happen.

“They just need to put the right fights together, man. You know what I’m sayin’?” Gibbs stated.

He added: “I’m sick of seeing of all these Jake Paul fights and all that type of shit.”

However, Tyson was quick to respond to Gibbs’ remarks, stating that the type of bouts refereed to are the ‘money fights’.

“Well, that’s the money fight,” the 55-year-old said responded. “Those are the fights that make the money. Those guys have 75 million people watching them.”

Following this, Gibbs asked Tyson if he would be open to a fight against either of the Paul brothers, to which Iron Mike gave a quick and clear response.

“Hell yeah. They would, that would be a lot of money,” he said.

Tyson also revealed that he preference would be to fight Logan – who, at 190-pounds, is heavier than Jake – and when asked whether he thought the brothers would have the ‘guts’ to accept a bout against him, the American said he was confident that they would because of the financial benefits that would come from it.

“$100 million bucks? They’ll do anything,” Tyson said.

“Yeah, I wanna see a n***a get knocked out,” Gibbs replied.

It isn’t surprising that Tyson and Gibbs were discussing the prospect of a bout as in recent months Logan has claimed that he could beat the Tyson in a boxing match, with the 26-year-old Logan citing their age difference as one of the reasons why he would have an advantage.

“Someone mentioned Mike Tyson,” said Logan in June. “My lawyer mentioned it and he’s like, ‘Nah, Tyson will rip your head off, you don’t stand a chance.’ I’m like, ‘I just went through all this.’ You can’t tell me I can’t beat Mike Tyson. He’s old, old.”

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