Mike Tyson brawls in the street with boxing icon in sensational shape ahead of Jake Paul fight

Mike Tyson brawls in the street with boxing icon in sensational shape ahead of Jake Paul fight

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 20/04/2024

- 12:11

The 57-year-old will be fighting for the first time in four years when the bout takes place in July

Mike Tyson showed off his remarkable physique as he took part in a mock street brawl with Shannon Briggs ahead of his fight with Jake Paul later in the year.

Tyson last fought Roy Jones Jr back in 2020 and is coming out of retirement once again to face Paul, who is 30 years his junior.

The boxing icon has already hit back at critics, suggesting they're 'jealous' amid scrutiny surrounding the pair.

But Tyson looks raring to go, if footage filmed in Brooklyn is anything to go by.

The 57-year-old has taken to Instagram to share a video of himself and Briggs having a mock street brawl.

Iron Mike made his way to Brownsville, in his childhood home of Brooklyn, and was shirtless in the street as he joked around with Briggs.

People nearby could be seen filming the pair on their mobile phones.

And fans on social media have lapped up the exchange, with one user saying: "Imagine just hanging out in NYC and you see Mike Tyson and Cannon Briggs start mixing it up."

A second said: "I f**king love Mike Tyson.

A third reacted by saying: "When Mike looks in the mirror there is no reflection because there is only one Iron Mike."

A fourth quipped: "Let me join next."

"Proud to have lived in the age of Iron Mike Tyson," were the words of another fan.

A sixth said: "This puts a smile on my face, I don't know Iron Mike but seeing him in good energy is always good to watch."

And a seventh reacted by saying: "Mike Tyson is a man of the people. He embodies Brooklyn!!!!"

Before turning professional, Tyson had roughly 150 street fights as a youngster in Brooklyn.

And, a few years ago, Iron Mike said the fighting was 'all we did' while growing up.

"I'm talking about those fights that they don't count," he said on his Hotboxin' Podcast while discussing his youth.

"Some guys got 300, 400 fights from the amateurs. Pernell [Whitaker] had a lot of fights.

"I had 60 [amateur fights]. I had around 150 street fights, that's probably why I didn't do to bad in boxing.


Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson looks to be in sensational shape with the boxing icon preparing for his upcoming fight with Jake Paul


"That's all we did in Brooklyn, is fight. Fight, fight, fight.

"It was, 'You did this, you did that - I didn't do that,' fight, fight."

Paul, meanwhile, has claimed he wants to fight in MMA once his battle with Tyson is out of the way.

"I'm being so serious when I say that I want to fight them in MMA," he said earlier this week.

"$10 million offer."

Jake Paul

Mike Tyson and Jake Paul are due to fight in Texas on July 20


He added: "All of these guys hide behind these crazy things.

"None of them have shown up to the table to talk any business about anything to make anything actually happen in a real fight or a real spar, whatever it is."

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