Mike Tyson sends chilling warning to Paul ahead of fight, vows to show him ‘who’s boss’


Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, preparing for his first professional fight since 2005, warned YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul on Monday that his life will be on the line during their July 20 bout.

The 57-year-old Tyson, speaking at New York City’s Apollo Theater during a Press conference to promote a fight against an opponent who is 30 years his junior, said he wants to show the world he is still a great fighter.

“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.

The heavyweight bout at the Arlington, Texas home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys will be contested over eight two-minute rounds with each fighter using 14-ounce gloves. The outcome will be included in both fighters’ professional boxing records.

Tyson, who said he requested the shorter rounds because he feels it will lead to greater action and a more entertaining fight, shot back at critics who suggested he is making a big mistake by returning to boxing.

“The people who said that wish they were up here,” said Tyson. “Because no one else can do it. Who else can do this? Who else can shut the sporting world down, no one else can do it. So you got the both of us.

“We’re friends, but in that ring we’re not going to be friends.”

Tyson also said he did not hesitate at the chance to fight Paul. It was a no-brainer,” said Tyson. SuperSport.

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