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Mike Tyson makes surprising 'sad' announcement months before fight with Jake Paul

Mike Tyson makes surprising 'sad' announcement months before fight with Jake Paul

Tyson fans wouldn't have seen this one coming.

Mike Tyson has made a shock announcement just months before his upcoming bout against Jake Paul.

You can see what he had to say below:

The boxing legend has agreed to take on the YouTuber in a 80,000-seat capacity AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas,

Netflix will be streaming the event, which will see the 'Problem Child's' record of 9-1, with 6 KOs, up against 'Iron' Mike's 50-6, with 44 KOs.

This will be Paul's second fight of 2024 following his win over professional boxer Ryan Bourland.

Despite rubbing purists up the wrong way, Paul has his sights firmly 'set on becoming a world champion', and in order to prove himself, he must go against 'the greatest heavyweight champion ever, the baddest man on the planet and the most dangerous boxer of all time'.

The world will be watching.

“It’s crazy to think that in my second pro fight, I went viral for knocking out Nate Robinson on Mike Tyson’s undercard," the 27-year-old said on X (formerly Twitter).

"Now, less than four years later, I’m stepping up to face Tyson myself to see if I have what it takes to beat one of boxing’s most notorious fighters and biggest icons.

"Within just two and a half years of founding MVP, we’re about to produce the biggest fight in history, a fight in the biggest NFL stadium in the US, broadcast live, on the biggest streaming platform in the world – a testament to all we’ve accomplished in such a short amount of time.

"Whether you’re tuning in on Netflix or showing out in person, whether you’re team Paul or team Tyson, or whether you’re a lifelong boxing fan or watching your first fight, you’re not going to want to miss this event.

"I could not be more excited to make this amazing fight available to all Netflix subscribers alongside the hardest hitter of all time, Mike Tyson, on Saturday, July 20th."

Ahead of the big fight, however, Tyson has dropped a bit of a bombshell on his fans, announcing the end of his popular podcast Hotboxin' with Mike Tyson.

The 57-year-old interviewed the likes of Joe Rogan and The Undertaker - not to mention Jake Paul himself.

"Ladies and gentlemen, these are my final recordings of Hotboxin'," Tyson said in his latest upload.

Mike Tyson has wrapped up his Hotboxin' podcast.
Phillip Faraone/Getty Images

"This is my next chapter in life, please enjoy the following social on my website for my next venture. I love you all."

One of his fans commented: "Man I'm gonna miss this podcast, Mike," while another added: "It's been a good journey, and I look forward to the next chapter."

"Mike gonna knock this dude out," a third said.

I mean it seems that Tyson is taking this fight very seriously, as the duo go face to face in the ring on Saturday 20 July.

Featured Image Credit: Justin Setterfield/Getty/Chris Coduto/Getty

Topics: Mike Tyson, Jake Paul, Boxing, Netflix