Jake Paul makes precise threat to do permanent damage to Mike Tyson | Boxing | Sport

Jake Paul makes precise threat to do permanent damage to Mike Tyson | Boxing | Sport

Jake Paul has thrown down the gauntlet to boxing icon Mike Tyson, vowing to cause permanent damage by leaving him toothless in their upcoming summer showdown. The brash YouTube star is set to square off with the former heavyweight champion in a Texas ring on July 20, boasting a significant age advantage over the 58 year old Tyson, who last fought professionally over a decade and a half ago.

Despite Tyson’s return to the ring in an exhibition match against Roy Jones Jr in 2020, it’s Paul who’s tipped as the favorite. Addressing concerns about Tyson’s notorious bite during his fight with Evander Holyfield, Paul confidently told FOX News: “He can’t bite my ear off if I knock his teeth out. I’m the faster man.

“He’s the much stronger man, but I’m fresh. He’s experienced. I’m smart but in the ring he may be smarter, so it’s a really interesting match-up.”

Paul acknowledges the challenge ahead, describing Tyson as a formidable opponent: “It’s going to be tough. He looks like a beast, he’s a dog, he’s ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson but I believe I have what it takes to beat him and I know this is the toughest test of my life and it’s an honour to be in there with Mike, but at the end of the day I’m going to be the one who gets my hand raised.”

Tyson has confessed to having some trepidation about his training camp with Paul. He shared with Fox News: “I have a weird personality – I don’t think it’s weird though. Whatever I’m afraid to do, I do it. That’s how it is.”

Looking back on his match with Roy Jones, he admitted, “I was afraid of the Roy [Jones] fight. I was 100 pounds overweight, I was however old, 54, 53, and I said ‘Let’s do it.’ Anything I’m afraid of, I confront it. That’s my personality. Right now, I’m scared to death.”

He maintains that fear and adversity spur him towards success, stating: “I always believed that adversity and nervousness pretty much catapulted me into success. If I didn’t have these feelings, I wouldn’t go into this fight. I have to have these feelings to fight. Without them, I would never go in the ring. As the fight gets closer, the less nervous I become because it’s reality, and in reality, I’m invincible.”

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