It's going down in Arlington, Texas this summer as “Iron” Mike Tyson steps out of retirement, and back into the ring to fight with Jake “El Gallo” Paul. Talk about things going full circle. This matchup is interesting mainly because Paul is a former internet celebrity, turned singer, turned boxer. If that was enough, his second career pro fight was on Tyson's undercard with Roy Jones Jr.

There is also a huge age difference between the two opponents, Iron Mike is 57 and with turn 58 on June 30, just 10 days later he'll fight 27-year-old Jake " El Gallo" Paul. Tyson will be his first major fight with a pro boxer, regardless of Tyson's age as Paul has only fought former MMA fighters.

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The February, the "Weigh-In" event saw a 5 feet 11 inches Mike Tyson weighing in at about 218 pounds. In his prime, Tyson weighed between 220 to 230. Meanwhile, Jake Paul stands 6 feet 1 inches and weighs in at 185 which is a 33-pound difference.

“Iron” Mike Tyson is iconic and his stats speak for themselves at (50-6, 44 KOs,) while Jake Paul has a record of (9-1, 6 KOs.) This fight is a huge come-up for Paul win or lose. Tyson is old, but he is still the toughest boxer on the planet and he carries a lot of star power. So, if nothing else this fight will put Paul in the limelight big time. Who will win? It's anyone's guess.

The match is set for Saturday, July 20, 2024, in Arlington, Texas, and stream live from the 80,000-seat AT&T Stadium on Netflix! Mike Tyson said of the upcoming fight

“I’m very much looking forward to stepping into the ring with Jake Paul at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas,” Mike Tyson said. “He’s grown significantly as a boxer over the years, so it will be a lot of fun to see what the will and ambition of a ‘kid’ can do with the experience and aptitude of a GOAT.”

Jake Paul said of the opportunity to fight Mike Tyson,

"It's crazy to think that in my second pro fight I went viral for knocking out Nate Robinson on Mike Tyson's undercard," Paul said. "Now, less than four years later, I'm stepping up to face Tyson myself to see if I have what it takes to beat one of boxing's most notorious fighters and biggest icons. Within just two and a half years of founding MVP, we're about to produce the biggest fight in history, a fight in the biggest NFL stadium in the U.S., broadcast live, on the biggest streaming platform in the world -- a testament to all we've accomplished in such a short amount of time."


According to the Hollywood Reporter, a source spoke on the terms of the deal,

Paul and Tyson have been guaranteed payouts in the single-digit millions, while also securing a percentage of the pay-per-view revenue. Sign up for pre-sale tickets. The price range on tickets according to the New York Post is anywhere from $200 to 5K+!

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