Mike Tyson confirms rules for Jake Paul fight

The Boxing legend will take on YouTuber-turned-Boxer on July 20, 2024

By Web Desk
April 03, 2024
Boxing legend Mike Tyson will take on Jake Paul on July 20. — Reuters

Boxing legend Mike Tyson confirmed that the fight against YouTube-turned-Boxer Jake Paul would be an “exhibition” bout which is scheduled to take place at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas, United States, on July 20.

After the fight was announced, it was speculated that it would be fought under professional boxing rules which made many worry about Tyson’s well-being as he would be taking on Paul, who would be 31 years younger than him by the time of the bout.

Tyson confirmed that the fight will be an exhibition but with “real fight” rules as many wanted to have it sanctioned as a professional contest earlier.

"This is called an exhibition, but if you look up exhibition, you won't see any of the laws we're fighting under," Tyson told Fox News.

"This is a fight. I don't think he's faster than me. I've seen a YouTube video of him at 16 doing weird dancing.

"That's not the guy I'm fighting. This is a guy who's going to try and hurt me, which I'm accustomed to, and he's going to be greatly mistaken."

Remember, names like Conor McGregor, Eddie Hearn and others have expressed their concerns about the upcoming fight considering the substantial 31-year age difference between the two contenders, evident safety apprehensions are preceding the encounter.

Several boxing and UFC enthusiasts have voiced concerns for Tyson's well-being, especially given Iron Mike's retirement from professional boxing dating back to 2005.

Earlier, another boxing legend Roy Jones Jr., shared his two cents on the fight between Tyson and Paul saying that no matter how better the former YouTuber has gotten, Tyson is still Tyson.

“If it’s a fight, it’s very intriguing how it may turn out because Jake Paul has gotten a lot better as a boxer over the days but Mike Tyson even at 58 or however old he is, is still Mike Tyson,” Jones said.

Remember, Tyson and Jones sparred for eight rounds in November 2020, yet each round lasted only two minutes and the bout remained unjudged.