Mike Tyson justifies fight with Jake Paul and responds to criticism from boxers: 'Jealous'

The legend of the noble art ignored the community's complaints and recalled all the visibility and marketing that his name brings to the confrontation

M. Tyson faces J. Paul on July 20th. (Photo: SUPER FIGHTS montage)

Protagonist of the most controversial boxing fight in recent years, Mike Tyson also ignored the criticism received about the duel with Jake Paul. In an interview with 'Reuters', the legend of the noble art 'pulled a sardine' to his side and praised all the marketing and visibility he will bring to the fight and called the other boxers 'jealous'.

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“I’m 58 years old and what? I'm getting billions of views just from talking to someone about fighting. Everyone, even top athletes are jealous. That's a blow. I'm 58, he's 27. I tell you (fighters), in your prime, you couldn't attract a million people, man. What are you talking? You don't fill an arena. Who, at 58 years old, could sell an 80-seat arena? Why do you think he wants to fight me and not anyone else? Everyone wants to fight him. All boxers want to fight him (Jake Paul)”, questioned Tyson.


Mike Tyson, 57 years old, and Jake Paul, 27, will face each other in a boxing match on July 20th at the AT&T Arena, in Dallas, Texas, in the United States. The duel will be broadcast globally on Netflix.

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