Logan Paul, 26, CONFIRMS talks with Mike Tyson, 55, and would fight heavyweight legend to 'shut people the f*** up'November 8, 2021
LOGAN PAUL has confirmed talks with Mike Tyson and said he would fight the heavyweight legend to 'shut people the f*** up'.
The YouTube sensation and boxing icon were rumoured to be in talks for an exhibition bout in February.
Paul admitted tentative talks had taken place in the past, but it was not a fight he was heavily considering.
But after seeing the reaction of fans, who tipped Tyson to demolish the man 29 YEARS his junior, the social media influencer is ready to prove doubters wrong.
Paul told SecondsOut: "As of now there's nothing – I mean, look we've been kind of talking about it, it's been kind of possible for a little bit.
"It's been pinned. Then there's rumours started circling, whatever we didn't say anything and then it got confirmed that it wasn't happening.
"I was like reading the tweets and the social commentary and everyone was saying, 'Tyson would f***ing kill Logan'.
"So a fight that I initially hadn't even considered, is now like people actually don't think that I would win, this is actually offensive.
"And I started getting upset and now I'm kind of considering it just to shut people the f*** up.
"I find it absurd that people don't think I can beat Mike Tyson."
Paul, 26, has boxed only three times before, firstly in a white collar bout against British online rival KSI, 28, which ended in a draw in 2018.
But a year later, they turned professional and the American lost the rematch by scrappy split-decision.
Only this June did Paul return, for an extraordinary exhibition against Floyd Mayweather, 44, who gave away TWO STONE.
And after Mayweather failed to score a knockout finish, the bout ended without a declared winner.
Meanwhile Tyson, 55, came out of retirement in November after 15 years out and drew with Roy Jones Jr, 52, in an eight-round exhibition.
The reformed Baddest Man on The Planet has confirmed he will fight again with his second comeback bout set for February.
But after the sad ending to 58-year-old Evander Holyfield's fight with Vitor Belfort, 44, in September, Paul has reservations on facing the great Iron Mike.
He said: "What's the f***ing win here? I'm proving everyone wrong and saying, 'Yeah, I did it!'
"Like a legend, who I respect and love dearly is sitting on the floor. Like, how much money is that worth? F*** that."
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