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Mike Tyson’s $100million reason for wanting fight with Logan Paul

Mike Tyson will reportedly take on Logan Paul in an exhibition bout next February in his second such bout since returning to the ring last year

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Mike Tyson is confident a fight with Logan Paul will earn him as much as $100million.

The former heavyweight world champion will reportedly take on the YouTube star in an exhibition bout next February.

It would be Tyson’s second such fight after he marked his return to the ring against fellow legend Roy Jones Jr last November.

And when asked about a potential bout with Paul – or his brother Jake – Tyson said on his podcast: “That’s the money fight. Those are the fights that make the money, those guys got 75 million people watching them.

“Yeah, hell yeah (I’d fight them). They would (fight me). That would make a lot of money. A hundred million dollars, they do anything, they don’t care about being beaten up for a hundred million dollars.”



Mike Tyson returned to boxing last year for a draw against Roy Jones Jr
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Paul is no stranger to exhibition bouts having taken Floyd Mayweather eight rounds in Miami in June.

He previously fought fellow social media star KSI under professional rules in Los Angeles only to lose on points.

And Tyson offered an insight into how a fight with Paul might look when he admitted he could never knock out Jake for fear of incurring his family’s wrath.

He said: “My family love Jake Paul.

“So f***ing easy [to knock him out]. Yeah, but I would never. I’d be against my own f***** family. They love this little white motherf*****. You know what I mean?

“He got balls. He’s got f****** balls. When you see a white boy with balls, you know. I’m talking about for real, but f*** you motherf*****. Yeah but nah man, let him have his f****** reign.”

Jake will return to the ring in December for his fifth professional fight when he takes on Tommy Fury, brother of heavyweight world champion Tyson.







But Logan has chosen to explore the exhibition avenue and is believed to have earned at least $5m from his fight with Mayweather who took home as much as $65m.

Afterwards, Paul confirmed his intention was to fight again.

“I have to; this is the coolest thing on the planet,” he said. “You think about the Roman Colosseum, when you watch the gladiators fight to the death.

“Look around. My brother filled this arena up in Cleveland, Ohio, his home city. It’s the coolest thing anyone could ever ask for.

“I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: Fighters [are] modern day gladiators. There is no more dangerous athlete.

“When the fighter walks in the room, everyone feels it. He’s got a presence. And it’s cool, I love it. I love the sport, I love entertaining.”


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