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Jake Paul Says He Wants ‘Mike Tyson Vitality’ in Struggle vs. Icon: ‘Legend Should Fall’

Adam Wells May 24, 2024 Cooper Neill/Getty Images for Netflix Jake Paul is taking inspiration from Mike Tyson for his upcoming bout against the boxing icon. Speaking to TMZ Sports, Paul explained he needs to “channel that Mike Tyson energy” to defeat the former heavyweight champion because “the legend must fall.” Paul also said he

Jake Paul Says He Wants ‘Mike Tyson Vitality’ in Struggle vs. Icon: ‘Legend Should Fall’

Adam WellsCould 24, 2024

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - MAY 16: Jake Paul speaks onstage during the Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson Boxing match Arlington press conference at Texas Live! on May 16, 2024 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images for Netflix)

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Jake Paul is taking inspiration from Mike Tyson for his upcoming bout towards the boxing icon.

Chatting with TMZ Sports, Paul defined he must “channel that Mike Tyson power” to defeat the previous heavyweight champion as a result of “the legend should fall.”

Paul additionally stated he could have “completely” no hesitation about going proper at Tyson regardless of their age distinction as a result of Iron Mike would do the identical factor.

The curiosity of seeing Tyson in a boxing ring once more is likely one of the primary promoting factors for this showdown. He’ll flip 58 years previous on June 30, three weeks earlier than the combat.

Tyson hasn’t fought an exhibition towards Roy Jones Jr. that resulted in a break up draw on Nov. 28, 2020. The Paul bout shall be his first skilled match since June 2005 when he misplaced to Kevin McBride.

The final time Tyson gained a combat, both skilled or exhibition, was in February 2003 when he knocked out Clifford Etienne within the first spherical.

Paul, who’s 27, has a 9-1 file in 10 skilled bouts. A majority of his fights have come towards fighters nicely previous their prime and/or have been well-known for competing in a special sport.

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Regardless that Tyson undoubtedly falls into the previous camp, he would possibly nonetheless have sufficient energy to attain a knockout if he can land one good punch on Paul.

Paul and Tyson will decide who’s the higher boxer on July 20 in the principle occasion of a present from AT&T Stadium.

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