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Mike Tyson Vs Jack Paun Fight Streaming on Netflix: Countdown Begins

By Vidhi

Updated - May 9, 20245 min read

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The upcoming match between Jake Paul and Mike Tyson has been a topic of significant interest in recent weeks. As both fighters prepare for their highly anticipated showdown in the ring, fans are eagerly anticipating the outcome of this unusual bout.

Mike Tyson, nicknamed "Iron Mike," enjoyed an undefeated streak for the initial five years of his professional boxing career. He clinched the heavyweight title at the young age of 20. Now, he is poised for a showdown with Jake Paul, who initially started his boxing career by challenging other social media influencers before stepping up to face UFC fighters and champions.

The upcoming match between the two will be an exhibition bout rather than a professional fight. In this type of bout, both players will showcase their skills in the ring without competing for a championship title.

On July 20, Paul (aged 27) and Tyson (aged 57), will participate in an exhibition boxing match at the 80,000-seater AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Initially, there was uncertainty regarding whether the match would have professional sanctioning. However, Paul's business partner Nakisa Bidarian refuted assertions of the fighters wearing headguards. Recent reports indicate that 16-ounce gloves will be used instead of the usual 10-ounce ones, with no judges to score the two-minute rounds. A winner is not anticipated to be declared unless a knockout occurs.

What Mike Tyson has to say on the Exhibition Bout

During a recent interview with Fox News, Mike Tyson shared his thoughts on Paul, discussing his opponent's qualities and his confidence in winning the forthcoming fight. Above all, Iron Mike expressed his views on the fight being classified as an exhibition.

Mike Tyson asserted, "If you consider it an exhibition, you won't see any of the regulations we're abiding by. This is a real fight." The 57-year-old boxer appears resolute in unleashing his power on The Problem Child.

Furthermore, Tyson also discussed his pre-fight jitters. "At the moment, I'm extremely nervous. But as the fight draws nearer, my anxiety lessens," disclosed the former Heavyweight Champion.

You can witness Iron Mike showcasing his training sessions and issuing a challenge to Jake Paul for the upcoming bout:

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Mike Tyson also adds "I don't believe he's quicker than me. I've watched a YouTube clip of him dancing oddly at 16. That's not the individual I'll be facing."

he continues to add that he has no grudges against Jake Paul and he's beautiful.

Jake Paul, on his end, has built up excitement for the match in a rather expected manner sporting a humorous face tattoo and making a reference to Tyson's ear-biting incident. Additionally, he posed for a photo with a tiger.

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It's been nearly two decades since Mike Tyson retired from professional boxing, and the former undisputed heavyweight champion acknowledged feeling some nerves as he gears up to step into the ring once more.

Where to watch the Ultimate Showdown:

Netflix will broadcast the live event from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Despite this, details about the fight remain scarce as the promoters have allegedly not provided any information to the Texas Department of Licensing & Regulation.

Exhibition Match Details:

The upcoming contest, if classified as an exhibition, will not be documented in their professional records. Streaming giant Netflix is slated to broadcast the event live. On July 20, 2024

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Set at Arlington's AT&T Stadium, home to the NFL's Dallas Cowboys, the venue offers a seating capacity of 80,000.

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Are there any rules for the Mike Tyson and Jake Paul fight?

While the rules are still being finalized, Nakisa Bidarian confirmed that headgear will not be worn. Negotiations are underway to potentially classify it as an official professional match, pending a decision by the Texas Commission.

Tyson expressed his anticipation for the bout, acknowledging Paul's growth as a boxer. He sees it as an intriguing clash between youthful will and experience, describing it as a thrilling full-circle moment.

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR), responsible for approving boxing events in the state, confirmed receiving a request from the promoter to host the event on the specified date. However, specific fight details or further information have not been provided.

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Jake Paul & Mike Tyson fight cards, odds

Jake Paul -360 vs Mike Tyson +300

Details for the Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson bout:

  •  Date: July 20
  •  Location: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
  •  Start Time: To be announced (Main card)
  •  Streaming Platform: Netflix

FAQs Related to the Mike Tyson and Jake Paul fight

Q1. Is it happening?

Ans: Yes! The exhibition bout between Mike Tyson and Jake Paul is scheduled for July 20, 2024. 

Q2. Who will win?

Ans: Despite Tyson's legendary status, Jake Paul is favored. Oddsmakers have Paul at -360 with Tyson the underdog at +300. Paul's youth and recent training compared to Tyson's age are factors.

Q3. How can I watch it?

Ans: The fight will be streamed globally by Netflix, although it won't be a pay-per-view event [source about the fight].

Q4. What are their records?

Ans: Jake Paul has a professional boxing record of 9-1 with 6 knockouts. Mike Tyson, in his prime, was 50-6 with 44 knockouts but hasn't fought professionally since 2005. 

Q5. Is this a real fight?

Ans: It's an exhibition match, meaning it's not considered an official fight on either boxer's professional record. However, they'll likely fight competitively.