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Mike Tyson Taunts Jake Paul as Guidelines Introduced for Sanctioned Professional Boxing Struggle

Joseph Zucker @@JosephZucker Featured Columnist IV April 29, 2024 Ivan Apfel/Getty Images The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations is sanctioning the scheduled bout between Mike Tyson and Jake Paul as an official fight. “Mike Tyson and Jake Paul signed on to fight each other with the desire to do so in a sanctioned professional

Mike Tyson Taunts Jake Paul as Guidelines Introduced for Sanctioned Professional Boxing Struggle

Joseph LogoFeatured Columnist IVApril 29, 2024

HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA - APRIL 03: Mike Tyson speaks during the 10X Growth Conference 2024 at The Diplomat Beach Resort on April 03, 2024 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Ivan Apfel/Getty Images)

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The Texas Division of Licensing and Laws is sanctioning the scheduled bout between Mike Tyson and Jake Paul as an official combat.

“Mike Tyson and Jake Paul signed on to combat one another with the will to take action in a sanctioned skilled combat that will have a definitive consequence,” Most Helpful Promotions co-founder Nakisa Bidarian stated to ESPN’s Andreas Hale. “Over the previous six weeks, MVP has labored with its companions to fulfill the necessities of the Texas Division of Licensing and Laws (TDLR) to sanction Paul vs. Tyson, and we’re grateful that now we have gotten up to now.”

Tyson reacted to the information on X:

Mike Tyson @MikeTyson

“I wasn’t joking once I stated this is able to be an actual combat. See you in July @jakepaul.” #PaulTyson

Tyson’s age raised apparent questions on whether or not this is able to be an official combat or merely an exhibition. The previous heavyweight champion might be 58 when he steps within the ring towards Paul, 27, and his final skilled combat was all the way in which again in 2005.

Tyson has since fought in two exhibitions, most lately going the space for a draw with Roy Jones Jr. in November 2020.

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Even with the 31-year age hole between the 2, this is likely to be Paul’s stiffest check since dropping a cut up determination to Tommy Fury in February 2023. He rebounded by beating former UFC star Nate Diaz after which racked up knockouts over largely nameless foes (Andre August and Ryan Bourland).

No one is deluding themselves into believing the outdated “Iron Mike” will present up at AT&T Stadium on July 20, but it surely positive seems to be like Tyson nonetheless possesses loads of punching energy.

Mike Tyson @MikeTyson

Again at work #PaulTyson

Based on Hale, Paul vs. Tyson will encompass eight, two-minute rounds, so stamina is probably not as a lot of a problem for the boxing legend in comparison with if they’d agreed to the usual three-minute spherical size.

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