Tyson Gives Warning to Paul Ahead of Fight

By Mike Fishmore | May 21, 2024

Press conference

Ahead of his upcoming professional fight, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson issued a serious warning to YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul, emphasizing that the stakes will be high during their match on July 20. 

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Speaking at a press conference at the Apollo Theater in New York City, the 57-year-old Tyson expressed his determination to demonstrate that he remains a formidable fighter, despite facing an opponent 30 years his junior.

Life depends

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"I really like Jake a lot but once he's in that ring he has to fight like his life depends on it, because it will be," said Tyson. Set to take place at the Arlington, Texas venue of the NFL's Dallas Cowboys, the heavyweight match will consist of eight two-minute rounds, with both fighters wearing 14-ounce gloves.