'Not a fair fight': Internet divided over Jake Paul vs Mike Tyson fight announcement despite over 30-year age gap

'Not a fair fight': Internet divided over Jake Paul vs Mike Tyson fight announcement despite over 30-year age gap
Jake Paul is set to face Mike Tyson in a boxing match (Instagram/@jakepaul, miketyson)

ARLINGTON, TEXAS: In a surprising announcement, Jake Paul is set to take on the legendary boxer Mike Tyson on July 20 at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas.

Despite the 30-year age gap between the 27-year-old YouTuber and the 57-year-old heavyweight boxing icon, the duo has announced the fight which will be streamed live on Netflix, according to Variety.


 
 
 
 
 
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Jake Paul vows to put Mike Tyson 'to sleep'

A teaser video of the event set to be held at the 80,000-seater home of the Dallas Cowboys was released by the streaming platform.

Tyson said he is "very much looking forward to stepping into the ring with Jake Paul."

"He's 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," he said.

Meanwhile, Paul took to Instagram to share, "It's time to put Iron Mike to sleep."

"It’s crazy to think that in my second pro fight, I went viral for knocking out Nate Robinson on Mike Tyson’s undercard," he added.

"Now, less than four years later, I’m stepping up to face Tyson myself to see if I have what it takes to beat one of boxing’s most notorious fighters and biggest icons," he continued.


 
 
 
 
 
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Jake Paul says boxing match with Mike Tyson will be 'the fight of a lifetime'

Speaking about his goals, Paul said, "My sights are set on becoming a world champion, and now I have a chance to prove myself against the greatest heavyweight champion ever, the baddest man on the planet and the most dangerous boxer of all time."

"This will be the fight of a lifetime," he added.

To stage the event with Tyson, Netflix has partnered with Paul's 'Most Valuable Promotions' organization.

"Within just two and a half years of founding MVP, we’re about to produce the biggest fight in history, a fight in the biggest NFL stadium in the US, broadcast live, on the biggest streaming platform in the world – a testament to all we’ve accomplished in such a short amount of time," said Paul.


 
 
 
 
 
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Internet braces as Jake Paul is set to face Mike Tyson in sensational boxing match

Following Netflix's announcement of the Jake Paul vs Mike Tyson boxing match, netizens rallied to weigh in on the duo's fight and their age gap.

"This right here is a good spectacle," a user wrote on X (formerly Twitter) while another wrote, "I have not been this excited for a Jake fight in a long time."



 



 

"Yeah no way Mike Tyson loses to Jake Paul… holy shit," one user opined.



 

"I rate Jake and I get why he wants to do this but seeing Iron Mike most likely knocked out at the age of 57 is extremely sad. It’s not a fair fight if this is serious," a user tweeted and another remarked, "There’s no way Jake Paul would fight someone who’s not his age, size, or even from a different generation, that’s just not how he does thing."



 



 

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