SportsMike Tyson vs Jake Paul: A Death-or-Glory comeback at 57

Mike Tyson vs Jake Paul: A Death-or-Glory comeback at 57

In the photo: Mike Tyson and Jake Paul
In the photo: Mike Tyson and Jake Paul
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7:14 AM EDT, May 7, 2024

Mike Tyson's eagerly awaited return to professional boxing after a 19-year break is on the horizon. On July 20th, he will go head-to-head with Jake Paul, the YouTuber who has claimed victory in 9 of his ten bouts, ominously stating that in their upcoming clash, "one of them... must die."

The summer showdown on July 20 marks a significant moment as Mike Tyson, at 57 years old, steps back into the ring to face an opponent 30 years his junior, Jake Paul.

It's worth recalling that Tyson, a two-time world champion, last fought 19 years ago. After a loss to Kevin McBride, he concluded his career with a record of 50 wins in 56 fights, 44 of which were by knockout.

Tyson briefly returned in an exhibition match against Roy Jones Jr. in 2020, which controversially ended in a draw. Now set for a serious bout, he faces Jake Paul, a YouTuber turned boxer with a commendable record of only one loss in 10 fights.

- It's war. In love and war, everything is allowed. I love this guy, but when it's time for a professional fight, one of us has to die - Paul told Sky Sports, emphasizing the gravity of their upcoming match.

Paul's statement reflects his profound seriousness about the fight, aligning with Tyson's desire for a significant comeback to professional sports.

Paul's dramatic claim has captured the attention of major global newspapers, including "The Mirror" in Britain and "New York Post" in the United States. Both have underscored the mention of death in their coverage.

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