‘It shouldn’t be happening’ – Dave Allen gives his verdict on ‘dangerous’ Jake Paul vs Mike Tyson fight

Dave Allen is concerned about Mike Tyson’s health ahead of his upcoming fight with Jake Paul.

The British boxer insists it is extremely dangerous for Tyson to receive blows to the head at his age.


Allen doesn’t think Paul vs. Tyson should happenCredit: Getty Images-Getty

By the time “Iron Mike” steps through the ropes, he will have recently celebrated his 58th birthday while Paul is in his athletic prime at 27 years old.

Allen is adamant that the fight should not take place and made his feelings clear on Thursday morning.

“As far as the Mike Tyson versus Jake Paul fight goes, I think it’s dangerous,” he told talkSPORT Breakfast.

“Mike Tyson is one of the greatest heavyweights of all time, but at 58 he shouldn’t be touched.

“Jake Paul is a young man, he’s fit and he’s developed into a half-decent professional boxing prospect.

“So for me, it’s dangerous and it shouldn’t happen.”

Allen’s concerns are shared by medical professionals.

Stephen Hughes, a lecturer in medicine at Anglia Ruskin University, recently highlighted the potentially fatal injuries Tyson could suffer from fighting Paul.

Paul vs Tyson will take place on July 20


Paul vs Tyson will take place on July 20Credit: mvp

“In older people, the brain tends to lose volume,” Hughes explained. “This lengthens the bridging veins and makes them more vulnerable to rupture.

“Bleeding from these torn veins causes a pool of blood that puts pressure on the brain. This causes confusion, loss of consciousness, neurological disability and, in some cases, death.

“Alcohol is known to accelerate brain shrinkage, and it appears that Tyson considers this a past risk factor.”

Allen is set to return to the ring for the first time since his loss to Frazer Clarke last year when he boxes Jake Darnell on a FightZone show, broadcast live on the talkSPORT Boxing YouTube channel.

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The fight takes place this weekend, Saturday April 6, at Skate Central in Sheffield.

Allen underwent an incredible body transformation ahead of the fight, with the ‘White Rhino’ losing over two stone.

He added: “Six weeks ago I decided to get back into the gym and train like I would train the guys. 34 days ago I decided I wanted to live a healthier and more active for my children and today I weigh 29 pounds less and feel like a new man.

“A big thank you to my old man who comes to train me twice a week, a big thank you to the Catterall team who invited me to Tenerife and who allowed me to continue.

“It’s not about boxing and this is just the beginning, I’m fighting a week today and I’ll fight again after that, everything is good with new goals to achieve.

“Boxing used me for years, now I’m going to use boxing to get the best six pack ever.”

Catch all the action on talkBOXING on Saturday April 6.

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