Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson set for July 20 on Netflix

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Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson set for July 20 on Netflix

Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson set for July 20 on Netflix

YouTube sensation turned boxer Jake Paul to face boxing legend Mike Tyson in a highly anticipated match on Netflix.

In a surprising turn of events, Jake Paul, the social media star turned boxer, is set to step into the ring with former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. The match, scheduled for July 20 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, is poised to be a landmark event in the world of combat sports.

Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson set for July 20 on Netflix
Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson set for July 20 on Netflix

 

Tyson, at 58, will face Paul, 31 years his junior, in what is expected to be a captivating showdown. The event will mark Netflix’s first venture into combat sports and its third live sporting event overall. Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions (MVP) secured the deal with Netflix, making this a highly anticipated event for boxing fans worldwide.

Nakisa Bidarian, co-founder of MVP, expressed excitement about the matchup, calling it a “once-in-a-lifetime dream matchup.” Bidarian anticipates that the fight will be the most-watched boxing event in modern history, given the polarizing nature of both fighters.

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, responsible for regulating combat sports in the state, has yet to determine whether the bout will be classified as a professional fight or an exhibition match. Given the age difference between the two fighters, this decision could have significant implications for the event’s reception.

Tyson, known for his ferocity in the ring, has not fought professionally since 2005. However, he remains a formidable opponent, as demonstrated in his draw against Roy Jones Jr. in 2020. Despite his age, Tyson has maintained a rigorous training regimen and is eager to face off against Paul.

Paul, on the other hand, has rapidly risen to fame in the boxing world, securing victories against former UFC stars Nate Diaz, Anderson Silva, and Tyron Woodley. With a record of 9-1 and 6 knockouts, Paul is determined to continue his winning streak and eventually compete for a world championship.

In a statement, Tyson acknowledged Paul’s growth as a boxer, stating, “[Paul has] grown significantly as a boxer over the years, so it will be a lot of fun to see what the will and ambition of a ‘kid’ can do with the experience and aptitude of a GOAT.” Tyson sees the fight as a full-circle moment, as he previously shared the ring with Paul on the undercard of his fight with Roy Jones Jr.

As the date of the fight approaches, fans and critics alike are eagerly anticipating what promises to be a thrilling and historic event in the world of boxing.

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