Mike Tyson Coming Back, To Fight Jake Paul



Mike Tyson Coming Back, To Fight Jake Paul

Mike Tyson update: The summer scrap versus Jake Paul in Texas will take place in THE division: heavyweight, because there’s heavyweights, and then everyone else.

Paul put the word out via social, of course:

“He’s the greatest heavyweight of all time…the most vicious KO artist ever,” the Ohio native with a 9-1 record said. “But I’m younger, I’m faster and I’m going to be working my ass off to get stronger. A member of my team sent me this video that Mike’s coach put up two weeks ago and asked me if I’m sure that I want to do this…yes, yes I do. Heavyweight.”


If you didn’t know it’s a brand new era in boxing, the news that Mike Tyson, the OG ATG badass from Brownsville, will fight social media kingpin Jake Paul on July 20now you know.

It’ll stream from Texas, through the Netflix platform, which is a good way to reach a large batch of potential watchers. Presumably there will be a shit ton of watchers on site, because AT & T Stadium in Arlington can hold up to 105,000 or so persons.

This kind of thing has potential to do NUMBERS, friends.

Netflix boasts some 260 million subscribers, which is top tier, like Tyson (24 million followers on Instagram) and the 27 years old Paul (25 million followers on IG).

Jake Paul v Mike Tyson on Netflix

Check out the wording in the release, which dropped Thursday late morning:

“Biggest Fight of the 21st Century?”

Sure, we will go with that.

Mike Tyson and Jake Paul Are Two Top Draws In Boxing

The tango, at what weight class and such we need to know, will be shown LIVE on Netflix, so you know.

Tyson is 57 years old, and last fought a “real” bout in 2005. He’s now living his best life, as a guru sage weed peddler.

He sort of started the floodgates when he did the exhibition versus Roy Jones with the Triller crew, which included the colorful and controversial Ryan Kavanaugh.

Mike Tyson vs Jake Paul July 20 on Netflix

The timing on this one is interesting—Jake is coming off something of a debacle.

His MVP promotion in San Juan, Puerto Rico March 2 wasn’t a massive triumph.

Amanda Serrano was to fight in the main event, but she came to the ring in street clothes, wearing sunglasses and tears.

An eye injury incurred days before while getting her hair done rendered her unable to fight. Strangely, she didn’t show the injury at all, to this point.

Refunds are being offered to patrons.

Mike Tyson still fighting

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The Serrano/Jake card screened on DAZN, a subscription platform which has limitations that include a high monthly charge (now $30 a month).

Netflix now charges from $6.99 to access their fare, so Paul’s impetus here is clear. Potential to draw more eyeballs over there.

So, eyeballs are going to see WHAT? A real fight? Tyson will be TRYING? We will have to see, to satisfy this curiosity.

Founder/editor Michael Woods got addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the then-impregnable Mike Tyson. The Brooklyn-based journalist has covered the sport since for ESPN The Magazine,, Bad Left Hook and RING. His journalism career started with NY Newsday in 1999. Michael Woods is also an accomplished blow by blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and for Facebook Fightnight Live, since 2017.