Mike Tyson tips Logan Paul to ‘get beat up pretty bad’ by Floyd Mayweather when YouTuber-turned-boxer steps back into the ring in June – but plays down hopes he will fight controversial brothers, insisting: ‘I like those guys’
- Floyd Mayweather steps back into the ring in June to take on rookie Logan Paul
- Mike Tyson believes that YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul is set to get badly hurt
- Mayweather holds an unblemished professional record ahead of the June bout
- Paul, meanwhile, has fought just once and lost to KSI by split decision in 2019
Mike Tyson has predicted that rookie Logan Paul will receive a heavy beating from Floyd Mayweather when the YouTuber-turned-boxer takes on the former five-weight world champion.
The two will face off on June 6 in a highly-anticipated grudge match and Tyson, who has long since insisted that Logan and his brother Jake are good for the sport, can see no way for the underdog to come out on top.
When questioned on the bout, Tyson also played down hopes he would want to face either of the two popular online personalities and underlined his respect for them.
Mike Tyson believes that Logan Paul will ‘get beat up pretty bad’ by Floyd Mayweather in June
Mayweather and YouTuber-turned-boxer Logan will look to settle the grudge across six rounds
Asked by TMZ Sports whether Paul could shock the boxing world, Tyson said: ‘No. He’s going to get beat up pretty bad.’
Mayweather, 44, will step back into the ring for the first time since 2017, when he beat UFC superstar Conor McGregor in the tenth round, and boasts an unblemished 50-0 professional record.
His opponent Paul, meanwhile, has fought just once and suffered defeat by split decision at the hands of fellow YouTuber KSI in November 2019.
Former five-weight world champion Mayweather (L) last fought when he beat Conor McGregor
Unsurprisingly, the shock match-up has generated plenty of criticism, although Tyson has admitted he is looking forward to watching.
‘Yeah, it’s going to be good,’ he added.
But despite both Paul siblings looking to broker more big-name fights, ‘Iron Mike’ has emphatically ruled himself out of the running.
Quizzed on the possibility of scrapping with either Logan or Jake, Tyson replied: ‘No, I like those guys, man.’
Tyson also insisted he wouldn’t want to fight either of the Paul brothers, including Jake (above)
The stance comes as little surprise with Jake and Mayweather having worked together in the past. The 24-year-old took on Nate Robinson on the undercard of Tyson’s fight with Roy Jones Jr last November.
Logan, however, is adamant that he has at least a puncher’s chance of downing Mayweather in Miami.
‘After this fight I don’t want anyone to tell me something is impossible,’ Paul said.
‘I am representing the guy who was counted out, the guy who believed in himself so much that his unrelenting belief in himself propelled him to success. That’s me.
Jake Paul sent Mayweather flying into a rage after stealing his hat during a press conference
Mayweather had to be held back by security while Paul was quickly pinned down to the floor
‘I don’t just think I can beat him. I know I can beat him.’
The press conference before the fight saw Mayweather sensationally see red and furiously lash out at youngster Jake, leaving him with an apparent swollen black eye following a brawl.
After Paul stepped up to Mayweather to call him out, he decided to get one over on the icon by stealing his hat and attempting to dash away. Bedlam then broke out with both camps coming to blows.
Security stepped in to separate both Paul and Mayweather with tensions reaching breaking point in full view of the cameras just weeks out from the big showdown.