Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul: Age Is Just a Number in Boxing Showdown of the Year

In a clash that blends old-school grit and new-age bravado, legendary boxer Mike Tyson is gearing up to face YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul in a much-anticipated match.

AceShowbiz - Jake Paul has addressed haters who think Mike Tyson is "too old" for his fight with the YouTuber-turned-boxer. In an interview with TMZ Sports TV show earlier this week, he said that the legendary boxer is "his own boss" and can make his own decisions.

"Tell Mike Tyson that. Because he does not give a s*** what anyone thinks," Paul fired back. "He wants to fight me. He told my team, 'I don't give a s*** about this. Like, tell Jake I'm still going to rip his head off and knock him the f*** out. And, this just bought him more time.' Tell Mike Tyson not to fight and to chill and see how that goes."

The interview comes after Tyson, who will turn 58 years old later this month, put the fight on hold until November due to medical issues.

Paul and Tyson will square off on November 15 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, and the fight will stream live on Netflix. The two were initially due to fight in July until Tyson had an emergency ulcer flare-up during a flight from Miami to Los Angeles on May 26.

"Although we had to postpone the fight, I will resume training shortly. I am thankful to the medical staff that treated me and to MVP, Netflix, and AT&T Stadium for working diligently to find the best reschedule date for all parties," Tyson said as quoted by ESPN. "While we have a new date, the result will be the same no matter when we fight. Jake Paul is getting knocked out."

At a kickoff press conference in May, Tyson admitted he actually likes Paul as a person, but none of that will matter once they're in the ring. "I really like Jake a lot," Tyson said. "But once he's in that ring, he has to fight like his life is depending on it. Because it will be."

Paul acknowledged Tyson's insistence on making the fight a professional one, which adds to its significance. "He was game," Paul said. "I think he's always wanted to do this. We've been calling each other out for years and we finally got to make it happen, on Netflix, the biggest platform in the world."

To further amp up his preparation, Tyson claimed he's been listening to “funeral music” in the gym. “Who else can shut the sporting world down? No one else can do it," Tyson confidently stated.

Paul remains undeterred, declaring, "I know I will be able to [take his punches]. I'm a natural-born heavyweight. This is what I was born to do, to move up into this weight class, and I'm going to show Mike who has more power."

Whether rooted for Tyson's legendary history or Paul's youthful audacity, fans can agree: November 15th will be a night to remember.

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