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Mike Tyson Speaks on Alleged Verbal Agreement to Fight Youtuber Jake Paul in £36m Super-Fight
- Mike Tyson was reported to have had a verbal agreement with Jake Paul
- The fight would be a huge pay-per-view clash
- The retired boxer took to Twitter to say that there was no agreement, despite the pair meeting recently
Retired boxer Mike Tyson has reacted to news that he has made a verbal agreement with Youtuber Jake Paul to have a high-profile super fight.
More recently, the 55-year-old American superstar made a return to the ring where he faced fellow boxing legend Roy Jones Jr in an eight-round exhibition fight.
The legendary boxer has since not ruled out the prospects of another fight in the near future, and The Sun recently aired a story suggesting the boxer would take on Jake Paul.
According to reports, the huge pay-per-view clash would be staged in Las Vegas and would be worth a staggering £36m.
“Mike and Jake are on board for an exhibition bout in Las Vegas,” an unnamed source was quoted by The Sun.
“A verbal deal has been struck to get it on, but like all forms of sports business, now it's all about the contracts and money split.
“Mike is looking for a certain figure to get into the ring with a profit share guarantee,” the source would go on to say.
However, Tyson, nicknamed “the baddest man on the planet” took to Twitter to address the claims with a short but concise statement.
In a direct reply to The Sun’s tweet, Tyson said:
“This is new to me. I saw Jake in St. Barths and he never mentioned it.”
Tyson is more than twice as old as Jake Paul, 25.
Paul, in his fairly young boxing career, remains unbeaten, and he boasts a 5-0 professional boxing record against opponents including ex-UFC fighter Ben Askren and former NBA star Nate Robinson.
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One interesting bit about the fight is it will likely be staged at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah's helipad., with only an elite few set to attend as spectators.