Logan Paul speaks with the press following his eight-round exhibition boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr. at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. | Photo by Louis Grasse/PxImages/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images
“You can’t tell me I can’t beat Mike Tyson’. Bro, he’s old, old!” Fighting a 155-pound, 44-year-old, retired Floyd Mayweather Jr. is one thing. Fighting the baddest man on the planet in Mike Tyson is another.
YouTube celebrity-turned-pro-boxer Logan Paul, however, believes he would not only be competitive in the boxing ring against ‘Iron Mike’ but that he could potentially do the impossible and win the fight.
Paul believes the sky is the limit after going eight rounds with Mayweather in an exhibition bout at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium earlier this month and now has his sights set on Tyson, who featured as a guest on Paul’s ‘Impaulsive’ podcast last year.
“Someone mentioned Mike Tyson, like how funny is it? One great at a time. Or is it like you can only fight one?” Paul said on a recent episode of Impaulsive (h/t Liam Happe of DAZN).
“My lawyer mentioned it, and he was like: ‘No, Tyson will rip your head off. You don’t stand a chance’.
“I’m like: ‘Bro, I literally just went through all of this, you can’t tell me I can’t beat Mike Tyson’. Bro, he’s old, old!”
Tyson, who is nearing 55, may be old but his last exhibition against Roy Jones Jr. showed that the heavyweight boxing legend still packs a mean punch and is taking the sport seriously. He’s also much heavier than Floyd and his recent training footage is nothing to scoff at either.
Paul, to his credit, went the distance with Mayweather in a bout where no winner was declared but the social media giant would be out of his element against Tyson.