YouTuber Jake Paul will take on Former World Boxing Champion Mike Tyson in July

Jake Paul is set to go head-to-head with former world champion Mike Tyson in a boxing match scheduled for 20 July.

It remains uncertain whether the event will be an official fight or an exhibition match, but it is set to take place in Texas and will be streamed live on Netflix.

Paul, aged 27, emerged victorious against Ryan Bourland in his 10th professional bout this past Saturday.

Tyson, who retired professionally in 2005, had his latest exhibition match in 2020 and will be 58 when he faces Paul.

He had an impressive beginning to his professional career by becoming the youngest heavyweight champion in history at 20, when he defeated Trevor Berbick in his first title fight in November 1986.

It was his 28th professional fight since he started in March 1985 at the age of 18, and he secured victory in 26 of them by knockout.

Paul expressed his ambition to become a world champion and his excitement to face the legendary heavyweight champion. It’s time to tuck Iron Mike in for the night.

Tyson made history as the first heavyweight boxer to hold the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles simultaneously in 1987. However, his time as unified champion came to a surprising conclusion in 1990 when he was defeated by Buster Douglas in a major upset.

After briefly reclaiming the WBA and WBC titles in 1996, he faced consecutive losses to Evander Holyfield – the second fight resulting in Tyson being disqualified for biting part of Holyfield’s ear.

Tyson has faced legal troubles such as a rape conviction in 1992, serving three years of a six-year prison sentence, and in 1999 he served a third of a 12-month sentence for a road rage assault.

He regained his fitness to participate in an exciting match against fellow former world champion Roy Jones Jr in 2020, and his upcoming fight with Paul is scheduled to be held in Arlington’s AT&T Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, with a seating capacity of 80,000.

Paul has emerged victorious in nine out of his 10 boxing matches, often facing former UFC competitors. His only loss was to British heavyweight Tommy Fury in February 2023.

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