Anthony Joshua Shares Insight on Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul Fight

"Joshua: Age gap in Tyson vs. Paul concerning"

Joshua Expresses Concerns
Former world champion Anthony Joshua is not particularly excited about the highly anticipated bout between Mike Tyson and Jake Paul set for July 20th. Taking place in Arlington, Texas, in an 80,000-seat arena, this match has drawn mixed reactions from the public. Joshua’s apprehension reflects a broader concern regarding the 30-year age gap and the implications for Tyson.

Mixed Reactions to the Matchup
The decision of “The Problem Child” to face a nearly 58-year-old Tyson has drawn criticism from many in the combat sports community, accusing Paul of exploiting Tyson’s legacy. Despite Tyson’s storied career, Joshua, among others, fears the age difference might be insurmountable.

Joshua’s Take on the Outcome
In a recent interview, Joshua shared his thoughts on the match, highlighting the potential risks for Tyson. “It’s scary to see Mike Tyson returning to the ring against someone over 30 years younger than him,” Joshua commented. He hopes the match will be more of a spectacle, designed to entertain rather than harm. Joshua leans towards Jake Paul as the victor, primarily due to his youth.

Celebrity Boxing: A Double-Edged Sword
Joshua sees celebrity boxing as a mixed bag. While it attracts new fans to the sport, it also raises questions about respect for the traditional boxing community. However, he acknowledges the overall benefit in drawing attention to boxing.

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An Unforgettable Event
Regardless of personal opinions on the match, it is set to be a successful event. Broadcasted live on Netflix with thousands of fans in attendance, a victory for Jake Paul could significantly boost his career in boxing, marking the beginning of a new era.

“I’m personally worried, but listen, you don’t know what they’ve agreed upon,” said Anthony Joshua.

“It’s scary to see Mike Tyson returning to the ring against someone over 30 years younger than him. It’s simply a bit crazy,” Joshua added.


“I hope the match is a circus and follows a script because I don’t want to see Mike get hurt in any way.”

“He is older now. I hope he comes out of it healthy. I think Jake Paul (wins) because of his age, that’s the only thing,” Joshua concluded on the victor.

“Personally, I think (celebrity boxing) is very good. I think serious boxing fans don’t like it because they think, ‘Why don’t they respect our sport?’ But I believe that person brings people into boxing, which benefits everyone,” Joshua remarked on the state of celebrity boxing.

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