Mike Tyson looks set for another return to the ring to take on Jake Paul as talks progress on a £36million fight in Las Vegas.
Representatives for former undisputed world heavyweight champion Tyson are in the process of reaching a deal with YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul for a fight later in 2022.
Tyson has long been rumored to be considering a fight with Jake’s brother and fellow YouTube star Logan, but his younger brother appears to have beaten him to the punch.
The Sun reports that a verbal agreement has been reached and final details must now be ironed out.
Jake, 24, is 30 years younger than Tyson, 55, who is considered one of the greatest boxers and most iconic athletes of all time.
Tyson last stepped into the ring in November 2020 when he faced Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition that ended in a draw.
Meanwhile, Jake boosted his boxing career by racking up a 5-0 professional record that last saw Tyron Woodley’s brutal knockout in December.
The rematch between Jake and the former UFC welterweight champion came instead of a scheduled fight between him and Tommy Fury, the younger brother of two-time heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
Tommy pulled out of the fight two weeks before it was to take place, and Jake now looks set to move on to Mike Tyson.
The pair seem to have had a close relationship ever since Jake appeared on Tyson’s ‘Hot Boxin’ podcast, but that friendship will now be put to the test.
Tyson was once asked about fighting one of the Paul brothers and seemed more than eager due to the money on offer.
“It’s the fight for money. It’s the fights to make money, these guys have 35 million people to watch.
“Yes. Shit, I would fight them. They would fight me. It would make a lot of money.
“A hundred million dollars, they do anything, they don’t mind getting beat up for a hundred million dollars.”
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