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Mike Tyson's warning for son who wants to fight YouTube star Logan Paul

Daily Mirror
Daily Mirror
 2021-08-02
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Mike Tyson has warned his son against jumping in the boxing ring to face YouTube star Logan Paul.

'Iron' Tyson held a podcast episode with current middleweight boxer David Benavidez and UFC star Henry Cejudo, with former undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov also pictured on the set with the legendary heavyweight.

The 55-year-old claimed his son Amir was ready to jump in the ring and fight Paul, but has warned his son that you have to be able to 'take the pressure' should he fight under the family name.

"I have my kid, the oldest one, he’s 24, he wants to do this so bad," Tyson revealed on his podcast.

"I said ‘Man, just chill the f*** out.’ He wants to fight Logan Paul and those guys. He wants to do that.

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YouTube star Logan Paul fought Floyd Mayweather in June ( Image: AFP via Getty Images)

"I said, ‘Man, just get a job. Get a real estate license. Just chill out, man. Why can’t you take advantage of your lightweight wealthiness? Just chill'.

"You don’t want none of that heat. I’m telling you. This drives people to commit suicide, getting humiliated in front of millions of people.

"You gotta be able to take that pressure and heat. Not many people can do it.

"It seems like a lot of people, but the people doing it is such a small percent. It’s probably one percent."

Paul fought in an exhibition match with another boxing legend Floyd Mayweather which received mix reviews from the boxing world including Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn who branded the fight 'a joke'.

Tyson has also been in action in an exhibition contest back in November 2020, where he fought Roy Jones Jr on streaming service Triller, which has sparked comeback opportunities for many former fighters.

The YouTube star Paul has previously spoken about facing 'Iron' Tyson, labelling the star 'old old' as he talked up his chances.

"Someone mentioned Mike Tyson, like how funny is it? One great at a time. Or is it like you can only fight one," Paul said speaking on his podcast.

"My lawyer mentioned it and he was like, 'No, Tyson will rip your head off, you don't stand a chance'.

"I'm like bro, I literally just went through all of this, you can't tell me I can't beat Mike Tyson. Bro, he's old, old."

Logan's brother Jake Paul has also been trying to ruffle the feather's of stars in the sport calling out pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez later on in his career, as he looks to maintain course in his own professional boxing career.

This is included in his plans to become world champion, and also harbours ambitions of fighting UFC star Conor McGregor releasing a celebratory tweet about new Bellator MMA champion AJ Mckee taking aim at the Irishman.

McGregor's former rival Nurmagomedov is also set to feature on a podcast episode with Tyson, and has revealed that he wishes he had the 'boxing ability' of the former heavyweight during his career in the UFC.

He also weighed in on the current heavyweight division, labelling Tyson Fury as 'the best fighter in the world'.

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