July 13, 2024

At this time in “What the fuck is happening” information, Netflix has introduced that the provocative YouTuber and cocky boxer Jake Paul is moving into the ring with the pugilism GOAT himself, Mike Tyson. Yep, you learn that proper and nope, I can’t imagine it both, however right here we’re. The match will air reside on the streaming large on July 20, and I believe we are able to all guess how this face-off goes to finish.

Netflix announced the news by way of Twitter on March 7, dropping somewhat teaser trailer together with it. Jake lands on a roof in a helicopter, Tyson approaches confidently, and so they stare one another down in that weirdly intense boxing-promotion approach earlier than the July 20 date pops up. The bout will happen at Texas’ AT&T Stadium, the identical place the place the Dallas Cowboys host their dwelling video games. In a press launch, Netflix stated the heavyweight boxing mega-event marks Paul’s most-anticipated combat ever, and the controversial YouTuber and media persona—often known as “The Downside Little one” within the ring—agrees:

It’s loopy to suppose that in my second professional combat, I went viral for knocking out Nate Robinson on Mike Tyson’s undercard. Now, lower than 4 years later, I’m stepping as much as face Tyson myself to see if I’ve what it takes to beat considered one of boxing’s most infamous fighters and largest icons. […] My sights are set on turning into a world champion, and now I’ve an opportunity to show myself in opposition to the best heavyweight champion ever, the baddest man on the planet and probably the most harmful boxer of all time. This would be the combat of a lifetime.

Tyson, who’s no stranger to controversy (or biting ears off when he’s feeling peckish), is a demon within the ring. Whereas he hasn’t had an official boxing match since June 2005, the retired heavyweight champion nonetheless holds a report of fifty wins to 6 losses, with 44 of these Ws being full knockouts. Often known as “the Baddest Man on the Planet,” Tyson stated he’s wanting ahead to the match.

“I’m very a lot wanting ahead to moving into the ring with Jake Paul on the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas,” Tyson stated. “He’s grown considerably as a boxer through the years, so will probably be numerous enjoyable to see what the desire and ambition of a ‘child’ can do with the expertise and aptitude of a GOAT. It’s a full-circle second that will likely be past thrilling to observe; as I began him off on his boxing journey on the undercard of my combat with Roy Jones and now I plan to complete him.”

Tyson will likely be 58 by the point he crosses gloves with Jake Paul, who turned 27 earlier this 12 months. Regardless of the 30-year age hole between the 2 fighters, this may be a one-sided slugfest, particularly if what seems to be a latest video of Tyson sparring is something to go by. Significantly, good luck, Jake Paul.