Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson officially certified as a pro fight

This summer, the match between YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul and former world champion Mike Tyson was officially certified as a professional bout.

This means that the result of the match, which is scheduled to take place in Texas on July 20th, will be on both sides’ records.

Tyson, who finished his professional career in 2005, most recently competed in an exhibition match in 2020 and will turn 58 three weeks before facing Paul.

Meanwhile, Paul defeated Ryan Borland in his 10th professional fight in March.

“Mike Tyson and Jake Paul signed to fight each other out of a desire to meet in a sanctioned professional fight with a final outcome,” said Nakisa Bidalyan of MVP Promotions. Ta.

Tyson was the first heavyweight boxer to hold the WBA, WBC and IBF titles simultaneously in 1987, but his reign as unified champion came to a shocking end in 1990 when he lost to Buster Douglas in one of the biggest upsets in boxing history. We met.

He briefly regained the WBA and WBC titles in 1996, but then suffered back-to-back losses to Evander Holyfield, ending a second time by disqualification when Tyson bit off part of Holyfield’s ear.

Tyson’s legal problems include a 1992 rape conviction for which he served three years of a six-year sentence, and a 1999 conviction for rape. He served one-third of a 12-month sentence for road rage.

He is back in shape to play a role in a draw with fellow former world champion Roy Jones Jr. in 2020, and his match against Paul will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys. 80,000.

Paul has won nine of his 10 fights, most of them against former UFC fighters, with his only loss coming against British heavyweight boxer Tommy Fury in February 2023.

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