Former World Champion Mike Tyson to Face Jake Paul in Exhibition Boxing Match

In a surprising turn of events, former world champion Mike Tyson has announced that his upcoming boxing match against YouTuber Jake Paul will be an exhibition bout and not an official fight. Despite being labeled as an exhibition, the fight between these two formidable opponents is sure to be a true battle between the two competitors.

Tyson, who last competed professionally in 2005, will face Paul in Texas just three weeks after his 58th birthday. On the other hand, Paul, who is only 27 years old, recently won his 10th professional fight against Ryan Bourland. Tyson clarified that despite being labeled as an exhibition bout, the fight will not follow traditional exhibition rules but rather it will be a true test of strength and skill between the two competitors.

The highly anticipated contest between Tyson and Paul will be broadcast live on Netflix, with the event scheduled to take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, home to the Dallas Cowboys. The 80,000-seater stadium will host this non-traditional boxing match that does not count towards the fighters’ professional records due to its exhibition status. The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation outlined the rules for exhibition bouts that include larger gloves, two-minute rounds and no official winner being declared.

Tyson expressed his readiness to face Paul in the ring while emphasizing that he believes Paul has evolved beyond his initial online fame. Despite Paul’s success in previous boxing matches, Tyson remains confident in his abilities to outperform his opponent come fight night. The former heavyweight champion had an illustrious career with 50 wins before retiring but faced legal troubles that saw him serve prison time in the 1990s.

This upcoming exhibition bout has generated significant interest among fans and boxing enthusiasts alike, setting up an exciting showdown between the seasoned veteran and the rising star in the ring. As both fighters prepare to showcase their skills on a new platform

By Samantha Johnson

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