Mike Tyson Shares Training Video, With Warning for Jake Paul

Jake Paul and Mike Tyson (Credit: X/@JakePaul)

Mike Tyson is hitting the gym and has a message for Jake Paul ahead of their July fight.

Tyson posted a video to social media on March 15, showing himself training for the upcoming boxing match.

The footage gives a glimpse of the former heavyweight champion flexing his strength with a weighted ball, sparring with a training partner, and landing a series of mean punches.

He captioned the post: “You still wanna f*** with me? #PaulTyson.”

Tyson, 57, is coming out of retirement to take on YouTuber-turned-fighter Paul, who is 27.

Earlier today, Paul made fun of Tyson by recreating his signature pose with a tiger on a leash. “Who did it better?” he captioned the Instagram post.

Netflix announced details about the Tyson vs. Paul match earlier this month, saying it will stream live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The fight will be the platform’s third live sports event, following The Netflix Cup and The Netflix Slam.

Although some boxing purists have been critical of the bout, suggesting it’s just a money grab and an unequal pairing.

ESPN host Stephen A. Smith said he’s not “buying the hype,” and on a recent episode of  “The Stephen A. Smith Show” podcast noted that Tyson was spotted walking into a UFC fight last year with a cane.

“It’s hard for me to believe that somebody walking into the arena with a cane is going to be in the kind of shape necessary to go up against somebody 30 years younger, who if nothing else is in shape,” Smith said.

British boxing champion Carl “The Cobra” Froch was equally unimpressed and slammed the match on his podcast “Froch on Fighting.”

“Jake Paul is not even a pro boxer, so when I heard this news I was absolutely disgusted and I think it’s so bad for boxing,” Froch said.

“Jake Paul is fighting an old man and so if he wins, he’s beaten an old man… if he loses, he’s lost to an old man,” he added.

Regardless of how anyone feels, the fight is set to stream globally and will likely draw a massive audience to Netflix on Saturday, July 20, 2024.

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