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Mike Tyson Denies Reports Of Jake Paul Fight – MMA Root

If you’re interested in watching a boxing match between Jake Paul and Mike Tyson, don’t get too excited.

The boxing legend recently took to social media to deny reports of a potential fight between the two. On Monday, Tyson tweeted a response to a message in which he claimed he didn’t even know about the match. He also claimed that he had recently seen Paul in person and that there was no talk of a fight.

“This [fight] new to me,” Tyson wrote on social media. “I saw Jake in St. Barth’s and he never mentioned it.”

Tyson was responding to a post posted earlier today by The Sun Online stating that Tyson and Paul had a verbal deal to fight.

Jake Paul stars in an active 2021 ad campaign. First, he knocked out Ben Askren in April and fought Tyron Woodley twice before closing out the year. First, in August, he defeated Woodley by split decision. He then knocked out the former UFC champion on December 18.

Jake Paul, Tyron Woodley
Jake Paul, Tyron Woodley, Photo: AP Photo

In previous boxing appearances, he knocked out former NBA player Nate Robinson in November 2020 and scored another knockout victory over YouTuber AnEsonGib in January of that year.

Tyson, a former heavyweight boxer with a well-deserved record, last fought as a pro in 2005. However, he returned to action in 2020, taking on fellow legend Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition event. The fight did not count against any of the fighters’ professional records, but was drawn after eight rounds.

After the fight, Tyson mentioned his plans to continue his fighting career.

Tyson, now 55, is best known for his heavyweight title in the 1980s and 1990s.

Do you think the fight between Jake Paul and Mike Tyson is believable?