12 Mar

It All Depends on the Commission's Decision

Insider and talkSPORT editor Michael Benson, citing journalist Ariel Helwani, reports that the bout between blogger-boxer Jake Paul (9-1, 6 KOs) and former undisputed world champion Mike Tyson (50-6, 44 KOs) may become a sanctioned professional fight, meaning the result of the confrontation will be recorded in the official boxing records. The final decision on sanctioning the fight will be made by the Texas Commission.

It is also reported that if the match is exhibition, it will take place without helmets, just as in the fight between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr., which took place on November 28, 2020, and ended in a draw. Jake Paul also appeared on the undercard of that event, knocking out debutant Nate Robinson (0-1, 0 KOs) in the second round.

The fight between 57-year-old Mike Tyson and Jake Paul will take place on July 20 in Arlington, Texas, USA. The event will be streamed on Netflix.