Jake Paul Vs. Mike Tyson – A One-Of-A-Kind Crossover Event

Jake Paul vs Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson will face Jake Paul in an exhibition match at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and it will be streamed live via Netflix – marking both fighters’ first time competing under professional rules.

Though seemingly absurd, this fight may end up becoming a huge success for both combat sports fans and streaming platforms alike. A fight between 27-year-old Paul and former heavyweight champ Tyson should generate considerable interest even without an associated PPV price tag due to Tyson’s massive star power and Paul’s loyal following who makes him surefire draw.

Paul (9-1, 6 KOs) has completely committed to boxing since beginning his career by taking on fellow YouTubers and MMA fighters. However, following a loss to Tommy Fury and KO victory over Nate Diaz he decided to change tactics in order to become a legitimate boxer – it has worked so far; with six straight victories against professional boxers including two first round knockout victories over Ryan Bourland and Andre August in his six fights since.

Paul and Tyson each have enormous fan bases, but both still need to prove themselves and the bout against an aging heavyweight may provide the ideal platform for them to do just that.

Both men are hoping the fight will be sanctioned as a professional contest rather than an exhibition matchup, with six, eight or 10 rounds and three judges at ringside to score each round and fighters expected to wear at least 18-ounce gloves during each bout.

No word yet from Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation on whether they will allow this fight as an exhibition, but even then, it should prove exciting – including notable boxers like Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold joining in on the undercard fights.