Mike Tyson and Jake Paul fight dubbed 'disgraceful' by Tommy Fury - 'You have to have some respect'

Mike Tyson and Jake Paul fight dubbed 'disgraceful' by Tommy Fury - 'You have to have some respect'

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 12/04/2024

- 10:53

Updated: 12/04/2024

- 11:04

The two men going up against each other in July continues to divide opinion

Tommy Fury has blasted Mike Tyson and Jake Paul for fighting this year, dubbing the showdown 'disgraceful'.

It was confirmed last month that the two Americans would be locking horns at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on July 20.

Tyson will be 58 by the time he faces 27-year-old Paul, who lost to Fury during their fight in February last year.

And Fury, speaking on JNMEDIAUK, has now vented his fury over the fight and admitted he finds it 'disgraceful' the bout is going ahead.

Mike Tyson Jake Paul

Mike Tyson and Jake Paul have sparked a backlash with their decision to fight on July 20


“I don't want to give a prediction on that," said the former Love Island star.

"It is a 60-year-old man getting in the ring with a 26-year-old man.

“It is disgraceful. At the end of the day if you are a good man, you don't want to fight a legend like that now.”

He added: “What he was is not what he is now.

"These 10 second clips on the internet or a minute look great, but anyone can do that.

“The fight isn't a minute, at 60 you are going to feel it.

"And I know one thing, he couldn't beat me so he is jumping in the ring with a 60-year-old. But Jake Paul hasn't done himself any favours.

“Would I get in the ring with Mike Tyson if I was offered it tomorrow? No.

"You have to have some respect about you I think.”

Fury's opinion is different to that of his brother, Tyson.

Tyson, speaking last month, defended the bout and insisted it was 'fantastic' for the sport - despite the controversy that surrounds it.

He told The Stomping Ground: "I think it's fantastic for boxing.

"You've got a legend in Mike Tyson. You've got a YouTube boxer who's come into the game and blew it up and he's got millions of followers and millions of views and millions of eyes.

"Good, bad or indifferent. Some people love him, some people hate him.

"So, I think it's a really good spectacle for boxing. Brings a lot of people to the game.


Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson will be 58 when he goes up against Jake Paul in Texas later in the year


"And listen, who am I to say, 'Oh, Mike Tyson shouldn't be boxing or Jake Paul shouldn't be boxing', good luck to them.

"They're both gonna make what I call a s**t ton of money out of it. So, isn't that what it's about?"

Former boxing star Lennox Lewis was also recently asked for his opinion on the fight.

And the 58-year-old, like Tyson, opted against being critical.

"It’s going to be a great fight, I am looking forward to it," he told TMZ Sports.

Tommy Fury

Tommy Fury has blasted Mike Tyson and Jake Paul for agreeing to fight in July


“No [I’m not upset about it not being a professional bout], because I would feel really bad for Jake Paul.

"I don’t want him to get hurt.”

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