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Mike Tyson Responds To Reports Of £36 Million Jake Paul Fight ‘Agreement’

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Mike Tyson Responds To Reports Of £36 Million Jake Paul Fight ‘Agreement’

Mike Tyson has acknowledged and responded to the rumours that he will be fighting Jake Paul for £36 million ($48.9m).

This comes after reports suggested that the 55-year-old retired boxer and the 25-year-old YouTuber were in negotiations and had 'verbally agreed' to go against each other.

Credit: Twitter/@jakepaul
Credit: Twitter/@jakepaul

However, Tyson has now responded to the suggestions that he will be fighting Paul, who is 30 years younger than him, when he said: "This is new to me. I saw Jake in St. Barths and he never mentioned it."

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So... that sounds like a no? No?

Despite dismissing the possibility, Tyson has previously weighed in on what would happen if the paid fight did go head-to-head.

After being asked whether he could knock out the Paul brother, he said: "So f*****g easy. Yeah, but I would never. I'd be against my own f****g family. They love this little white motherf****r. You know what I mean? He got balls. He's got f*****g balls."

Credit: Instagram/jakepaul
Credit: Instagram/jakepaul
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The initial reports came from The Sun with the publication reporting that negotiations were in the 'advanced' stage and could generate up to £36 (USD$49 million).

A source close to the discussions told the British newspaper: "Mike and Jake are on board for an exhibition bout in Las Vegas.

"A verbal deal has been struck to get it on, but like all forms of sports business, now it's all about the contracts and money split.

"Mike is looking for a certain figure to get into the ring with a profit share guarantee.

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"Jake obviously has that on his mind but is keen to show the world that stepping into the ring with a man once called the baddest man on the planet, takes his boxing career to the next level."

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

The source said it's hoped the fight will bridge 'the gap between old school boxing fans and the new generation of followers'.

When Mike was asked last year whether he'd ever step into the ring with one of the Paul brothers, he revealed that he would do it if the price was right.

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"That is the fight for the money. Those are the money-making fights, those guys got 35 million people to watch.

"Yes. Hell, I would fight them. They would fight me. That would make a lot of money.

"Hundred million dollars, they do anything, they don't mind getting beat up for a hundred million dollars."

Maybe they should have spoke business in St. Barths.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Mike Tyson, Sport, Jake Paul

Rebecca Shepherd
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