Jake Paul vs Mike Tyson confirmed to be exhibition but with ‘real fight’ rules

Mike Tyson has confirmed that his fight with Jake Paul will be an exhibition contest.

Organizers had hoped the fight would be sanctioned as a professional fight under the auspices of the Texas Boxing Commission.


Tyson vs. Paul will not be a professional fightCredit: FOX NEWS

However, ‘Iron Mike’ revealed that would not be the case, although the boxing icon insisted it would be contested under ‘real fight’ rules.

“It’s called exposure, but if you look for exposure, you won’t see any of the laws we’re fighting against,” he told Fox News.

“It’s a struggle. I don’t think he’s faster than me. I saw a YouTube video of him at 16 doing weird dancing.

“He’s not the guy I’m fighting. He’s a guy who’s going to try to hurt me, which I’m used to, and he’s going to make a big mistake.”

Paul and Tyson will face off on July 20 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the NFL team the Dallas Cowboys.

The fight will be streamed free on Netflix for all existing subscribers.

Tyson, who will be 58 by the time he steps into the ring, has vowed to teach the ex-Disney star a lesson but admits there is no bad blood between them.

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Paul and Tyson will face off in the ring on July 20


Paul and Tyson will face off in the ring on July 20

“That’s exactly what I’ll do, but I don’t like him? I have no hard feelings against him, he’s handsome – not from that point of view,” he added.

In a candid moment, Tyson also admitted he was “scared to death” before the fight.

“Right now, I’m scared to death,” he concluded. “The closer the fight gets, the less nervous I get because it’s reality, and in reality, I’m invincible.”

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