Yikes: Mike Tyson confirms he’s boxing Jake Paul July 20 on Netflix

In a groundbreaking announcement, it has been revealed that Jake Paul and Mike Tyson will face off in a highly anticipated boxing match on July 20. The clash between the YouTube sensation-turned-prizefighter and the former heavyweight boxing champion is set to take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and will be streamed exclusively on Netflix, marking the streaming giant’s first foray into combat sports.

This rematch comes after Jake Paul rose to fame in the world of combat sports with his stunning knockout victory over former NBA player Nate Robinson on the undercard of Tyson’s exhibition match with Roy Jones Jr. in 2020. Now, Paul and Tyson will step into the ring as opponents, promising to deliver one of the most polarizing spectacles in the recent crossover boxing craze.

The event, organized by Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions (MVP), has already generated significant buzz, with MVP co-founder Nakisa Bidarian predicting it to be the most-watched boxing event in modern history. However, there remains uncertainty about how the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) will classify the bout, whether as a professional fight or an exhibition.

Despite Tyson’s legendary status in the boxing world, at 58 years old, he will be significantly older than his 27-year-old opponent, Jake Paul. Nonetheless, Tyson has demonstrated his continued fitness and prowess, notably in his exhibition match with Jones in 2020. On the other hand, Paul has been on a meteoric rise in the boxing world, securing victories over former UFC stars and gaining valuable experience in the ring.

Reflecting on the upcoming showdown, Tyson expressed anticipation for the clash, emphasizing the full-circle moment of seeing Paul grow from an undercard fighter to a formidable opponent. Meanwhile, Paul sees the fight as a testament to his rapid ascent in the sport, from viral sensation to headlining one of the biggest boxing events in history.

With Netflix’s entry into the world of combat sports, the stage is set for a historic event that promises pure drama and excitement for fans worldwide. The partnership between Most Valuable Promotions and Netflix underscores the magnitude of this event and signals a new era for live sports streaming on the platform.