Jake Paul Says He Wants to See Mike Tyson Fight Evander Holyfield Again

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorNovember 29, 2020

FILE - Internet personality Jake Paul arrives at the Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Aug. 13, 2017. FBI agents including a SWAT team have raided the apparent home of YouTube star Jake Paul. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller says agents executed a search warrant Wednesday at the Calabasas, California mansion in connection with an ongoing investigation. She could not say what the probe is about or who the target was. Helicopter video from local TV news showed agents gathering guns from the home that can frequently be seen on Paul's YouTube channel, which has over 20 million followers. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
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American YouTuber and boxer Jake Paul already has Mike Tyson's next opponent in mind.

"I want to see Mike Tyson vs Evander Holyfield," Paul said, per Greg Beacham of the Associated Press. "Put me on the undercard. I'm biting somebody's ear off."

Paul defeated former NBA player Nate Robinson via second-round knockout Saturday at Staples Center in Los Angeles in a professional fight.

His win preceded an exhibition bout between Tyson and former world boxing champion Roy Jones Jr.

Tyson, the former heavyweight champion, fought Holyfield twice. The first match ended in an 11th-round TKO win for Holyfield in November 1996. The second match, which took place in July 1997, was far more controversial for one reason: Tyson bit off a chunk of Holyfield's ear and was disqualified in Round 3.

We'll see whether Tyson has designs on facing any other boxing legends down the road, but for now, the 54-year-old looked good in the ring Saturday. Three celebrity judges and former boxing champions scored the fight a draw:

Dan Rafael @DanRafael1

Absurdly the unofficial WBC scorecards had #TysonJones a draw when Tyson clearly dominated. Chad Dawson 76-76, Christy Martin 79-73 Tyson, Vinny Paz pure insanity card of 80-76 Jones. #boxing

But the punching stats appeared to indicate otherwise:

Dan Canobbio @DanCanobbio

Final Punch Stats for #TysonJones: • Tyson out landed Jones, 67-37 in total connects. 35-4 edge in body shots • Tyson out landed Jones in 7 of the 8 rounds (one even) • Jones threw 43 more punches than Tyson https://t.co/tJJMpduHpe

Tyson's appearance was his first in a sanctioned bout since 2005.


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