Mar 7, 2024 - Sports

Jake Paul to fight Mike Tyson on Netflix

Jake Paul and Mike Tyson

A heavyweight showdown. Photo: Michael Reaves/Getty Images; Francois Nel/Getty Images

Jake Paul just booked the biggest fight of his life.

Driving the news: The 27-year-old Cleveland native, who has become a polarizing boxing star in recent years, will fight Mike Tyson on July 20.

Why it matters: Tyson is one of the biggest boxing stars of all time and, even at 57 years old, the biggest test of Paul's boxing career, which began in 2020.

Flashback: Paul is coming off a TKO victory over Ryan Bourland this month, improving his record to 9-1.

  • Tyson last fought in an exhibition bout against fellow boxing great Roy Jones Jr. in November 2020.

What they're saying: "It's crazy to think that in my second pro fight, I went viral for knocking out Nate Robinson on Mike Tyson's undercard," Paul said in a statement released Thursday.

  • "Now, less than four years later, I'm stepping up to face Tyson myself to see if I have what it takes to beat one of boxing's most notorious fighters and biggest icons."

What's next: The fight will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, streaming live exclusively on Netflix.

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