Mike Tyson dubbed 'old' and a 'grandpa' by boxing star ahead of divisive Jake Paul fight

Mike Tyson dubbed 'old' and a 'grandpa' by boxing star ahead of divisive Jake Paul fight

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 27/05/2024

- 10:02

Iron Mike will be coming out of retirement later this year

Mike Tyson has been dubbed 'old' and a 'grandpa' by boxing star Elle Brooke as he prepares to fight Jake Paul later this year.

Iron Mike is currently 57 and will be 58 by the time he faces Paul, who is 30 years his junior.

Fans are hoping to see the boxing icon roll back the years when he returns to the ring, with his last fight coming against Roy Jones Jr back in 2020.

And MisFits boxing star Brooke believes Paul is likely to win because of his young age.

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Mike Tyson is preparing for his fight with Jake Paul on July 20


"You'd think Jake Paul should beat a 60-year-old man," she told the Daily Express.

"No matter how much experience [Tyson] has, he's 60 years old. That's old.

"And he still might be Mike Tyson, but he's a grandpa. So Jake should win."

The fight will take place at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on July 20.

And though both men have been criticised for agreeing to fight, it seems as though the showdown will go ahead as planned.

Brooke took part in the Misfits X 15 competition on Saturday.

But despite saying opponent Paige VanZant would be a 'easy fight', the clash ended in a draw.

Brooke reacted to the stalemate by saying: "Not the result I want but will take it!

"Thanks to @paigevanzant for sharing the squared circle with me!”

She then suggested she was up for a rematch in London, adding: "We have to run it back in London."

As for Paul, the American has bulked up for the clash with Tyson.

The 27-year-old looked significantly heavier than usual when he attended a recent press conference in New York.

And Paul has admitted he feels like a 'rhino' due to his body transformation, though insists it's all part of the plan.

"There is definitely slightly more power but I think the biggest thing is the inside fighting and clinches and not getting pushed around by some of these heavyweights," he told TMZ Sports.

"Definitely when I'm jogging I'm so much slower.


Elle Brooke

Boxing news: Elle Brooke has called Mike Tyson 'old' and a 'grandpa' ahead of his clash with Jake Paul


"I feel like a rhino or something, it's definitely a lot harder to jog.

"Everything has been good but it's been a little transition moving to heavyweight.

"I definitely needed to put on weight so that I'm able to compete with Mike Tyson and so that he's not able to throw me around in the ring.

"We've been sparring heavyweights and eating more food.

"Mike Tyson has called me fat but I believe fat will turn into muscle and come fight night I believe I will be able to move and dance around the ring like a true heavyweight."

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Boxing news: Millions are set to tune in to Mike Tyson's upcoming fight with Jake Paul


And Paul can't wait to scrap with Tyson, saying: "They say he's the baddest man on the planet, so let's find out.

"Apparently he's the final boss… I love the biggest challenges in the world.

"That's what's made my whole entire career is taking big risks and I want the toughest guy out there.

"I want the biggest fights and making history is what I've done my whole entire career. And this is no different.

"Netflix, Mike Tyson. It doesn't get any bigger than this and everyone will see July 20."

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