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Former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson, 57, to fight 27-year-old Jake Paul in July

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will fight boxing influencer Jake Paul on July 20 in Arlington, Texas.

The bout is scheduled to take place three weeks after Tyson’s 58th birthday. Paul is 27 years old.

Even Netflix, which will be live-streaming the fight, seemed surprised in their announcement of the showdown.

“It’s JAKE PAUL vs. MIKE TYSON — yes, really! — in a LIVE BOXING event at AT&T Stadium,” Netflix posted on X. “You won’t want to miss.”

Paul shared the announcement on his own social media pages.

“The biggest fight of the 21st century, in the biggest NFL stadium in the US, broadcast live, on the biggest streaming platform in the world…that’s the MVP way,” the Ohio native wrote.

Few other details of the fight have been announced.

Paul weighs in around 200 lbs., putting him at the lower end of the heavyweight class. Tyson meanwhile fought at around 220 lbs. when he ruled the boxing heavyweight division.

Tyson retired from boxing in 2005, but participated in a 2020 three-round exhibition match with fellow retired heavyweight champion Roy Jones, Jr. that ended in a draw

Paul defeated former New York Knicks guard Nate Robinson on the undercard of that bout in Los Angeles.

Boxing Insider Promotions promoter Larry Goldberg told the Daily News he could never get a match between two fighters with a three-decade age disparity to happen in New York City, where he hosts boxing events including a Thursday fight card at Sony Hall.

“I couldn’t present this to the New York State Athletic Commission,” he said. “The doctors would never sign off on it. We couldn’t even suggest something like that here.”


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