Mike Tyson Says It Would Take $1Billion To Return To The Ring + He’s Open To Fight Against Youtuber Jake Paul
Mike Tyson’s price has gone up since his last boxing match.
While discussing his future in the ring, the boxing legend says he would only return for “a billion bucks”, and that he’d be down for a match against Youtube star Jake Paul for the right price.
Despite coming out of retirement a couple of years ago, 55-year-old boxing champion Mike Tyson says it’s very unlikely fans will see him in the ring again. Following his legendary 2020 matchup against boxing legend Roy Jones Jr, the champion cited ongoing problems with his body as the reason he’s heavily considering going back into retirement.
However, after being asked about his price to return to the ring during his podcast Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson, the TV personality stated:
“A billion bucks.”
Mike was subsequently asked about previous rumors surrounding a potential match between him and 25-year-old Youtuber turned amatuer boxer Jake Paul. The young fighter has continuously made a name for himself in the boxing world, going 5-0 in celebrity amartuer boxing matches and most recently KO’ing former NBA star Nate Robinson.
In response to the rumored fight, Mike claimed he never heard about it, but would be down to enter the ring with Jake – who he apparently frequently hangs out – with stating:
“Hey, I ain’t got no f***ing money. So where’s the f***ing contract.
“I ain’t know nothing about it. Listen, I’ve been smoking with him forever, I did some shrooms with him as well. But I’ve never heard this.”“I was with him in St Barts not too long ago partying and he never told me this. I’ve never heard this from nobody, I’ve just heard this from you guys.
“We got to get some more man s***, blue-eyed, blonde hair, that s*** is very expensive, we need to get some more money, man.”
The boxer also praised Jake’s skills, and says people pick fights with him but forget he’s a trained fighter continuing:
“He’s going to make them believe that they can really beat this guy because he’s white with blonde hair and blue eyes, and then they go in the ring and something different happens.”
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