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Mike Tyson versus Jake Paul: Former world champion predicts boxing match will be an exhibition bout


Apr 3, 2024

Former world champion Mike Tyson has announced that his upcoming boxing match against YouTuber Jake Paul will be an exhibition bout rather than an official fight. Tyson, who retired from professional boxing in 2005, will be turning 58 just three weeks before facing Paul in Texas. Paul, who is 27 years old, won his 10th professional fight last month against Ryan Bourland.

Tyson emphasized that despite being classified as an exhibition, the bout will be treated as a serious fight with none of the traditional rules associated with exhibitions. The fight will be broadcast live on Netflix and will take place at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium, with a seating capacity of 80,000. The match will not count towards their professional records if it is indeed an exhibition.

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) has stated that an event has been requested by the promoter for that day, but no specific details on the fights have been confirmed. TDLR rules for exhibitions require larger gloves, shorter rounds, and fewer rounds compared to standard professional bouts. Tyson’s most recent exhibition was against Roy Jones Jr in April 2020, which ended in a draw.

Jake Paul has had a successful career in boxing, winning nine of his 10 fights, with his only loss coming to Tommy Fury in February 2023. Tyson remarked that Paul has come a long way from his beginnings in online content creation and expressed confidence in facing him in the ring. Despite his controversial past, including legal issues and prison sentences, Tyson remains a legend in the boxing world.

The match between Tyson and Paul is highly anticipated, with fans eager to see how the exhibition bout will unfold. Both fighters are expected to bring their best to the ring, creating an exciting spectacle for boxing enthusiasts.

By editor

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