Mike Tyson Confirms Major News Ahead of Jake Paul Match!

"It's a real match against Jake Paul" - Tyson

Official Pro Bout Announced

The highly anticipated fight between Mike Tyson and Jake Paul is set to be a sanctioned professional boxing match, revealed by the former world champion on his Instagram. ESPN first reported that the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation had sanctioned the boxing match for July 20th. The event will take place in Arlington, Texas, USA, and will be streamed for free to all Netflix users.

Historical Match-up

This news means that regardless of the winner, the result will be recorded in their professional fighting records. This bout marks Tyson’s 59th professional fight while Paul steps into his tenth. On Instagram, Tyson confirmed to his 28.5 million followers, writing, “Yes, it’s a real sanctioned match against Jake Paul.”

Tyson’s Return to the Ring

This match will be Tyson’s first professional fight since his loss to Kevin McBride in June 2005, his second consecutive defeat after being knocked out by Danny Williams the previous year. Tyson’s last professional win was in February 2003 when he defeated Clifford Etienne by knockout in the first round. Now at 58 years old, Tyson will enter the ring again, with an age difference of 31 years between him and Paul—a record in the boxing world.

Exhibition Comeback

Although he has not fought professionally since, Tyson did participate in an exhibition match in November 2020 against Roy Jones Jr., which ended in a draw.


Jake Paul’s Track Record

Paul steps into the ring following three consecutive victories against UFC star Nate Diaz, Andre August, and Ryan Bourland. He has made a career of facing aging UFC fighters, securing two wins against former UFC champion Tyron Woodley, knocking out former ONE Championship champion Ben Askren, and defeating UFC legend Anderson “The Spider” Silva. Paul’s sole loss came against Tommy Fury by split decision in February 2023.

Mike Tyson on Instagram: “Yes, it’s a real sanctioned match against Jake Paul.”


This bout not only marks a significant comeback for Mike Tyson but also a pivotal moment in Jake Paul’s career, bridging the worlds of traditional boxing and entertainment-driven fight events.


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