Mike Tyson makes alarming confession about his body ahead of Jake Paul fight and reveals stance on rival

Mike Tyson makes alarming confession about his body ahead of Jake Paul fight and reveals stance on rival

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway


Published: 14/05/2024

- 11:06

The two men faced off at a press conference in New York City on Monday

Mike Tyson has admitted his body is 's**t' ahead of his fight with Jake Paul.

But the boxing icon is still ready to give it his all as he looks to come out on top later in the year.


Tyson and Paul are due to fight on July 20, with Netflix set to stream the showdown to millions of fans from all over the world.

And Iron Mike, speaking at a press conference in New York City, admitted his body is 's**t' with just two months until the showdown to go.

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Mike Tyson has admitted his body is sore ahead of his fight with Jake Paul later this year

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He said: “Well, I’m beautiful. That’s all I can say.

"I’m doing great, but my body is s**t right now, my body is sore.”

However, the 57-year-old is eager to give the bout his all and believes he's capable of beating Paul, despite his compatriot being 30 years younger.

"This fight is very important," he said.

"Just the fact that he is taking the opportunity to fight me is mind-blowing … I'm very impressed with what he's accomplished.

"The people who said that [I am too old to fight] wish that they were up here. No one else can do this.

"Who else can do this? Who else can shut the sporting world down? No one else can do it.

"You got the both of us, so we're going to do this. We're friends. There's no doubt we're friends.

"But in the ring, we're not going to be friends. That's just what it is.”

He continued: “We're going to see, huh, [if Paul can take my power]. No, I'm not [trying to put an end to Paul]. I really like Jake a lot.

"But once he's in that ring, he has to fight like his life is depending on it, because it will be.

"This seems like it's going to be fun. Maybe we'll do it again, too [against someone else]. But can I take care of Jake first, please?

Paul believes he's capable of taking a punch from Tyson, insisting his rival is underestimating him.

“I know I will be able to [take Tyson’s power],” Paul said.

“I’m a natural-born heavyweight. … I’m gonna show Mike who has more power.

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Mike Tyson looked in great shape at a pre-fight press conference in New York prior to his bout with Jake Paul

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"I think he’s underestimating me, I think everyone else is underestimating me.”

And the 27-year-old also revealed Tyson has always wanted to have a fight with himself, too.

"He was game. He’s always wanted to do this," added the American.

"This has been a long time coming. We’ve been calling each other out for years and always wanted it to happen and we finally have it on Netflix.

"Things keep getting bigger and better and the co-main is quite literally history right here.

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Mike Tyson and Jake Paul will face off in Texas on July 20 with Netflix set to stream the showdown

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"Mike wanted this, Mike wanted it to be a pro-fight, he wants the war, and so I respect that.

"I respect him for stepping up and for him trying to put an end to me cause that’s what all these fighters want to do, put an end to the YouTuber. And if he can do that then he’s a hero.”

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