Logan Paul makes sensational claim over Mike Tyson fight as return date is confirmed


Logan Paul

Rumours circulating that Paul vs Tyson is being considered (Picture: Getty)

Mike Tyson hopes to return to the boxing ring in February with Logan Paul adamant he would beat the former heavyweight champion.

Paul went eight rounds with Floyd Mayweather Jr in an exhibition bout earlier this year, his second fight as a professional boxer following a defeat to fellow YouTube star KSI in 2019.

Rumours now suggest he could be heading towards a meeting with Tyson, who returned to the ring for an exhibition bout of his own against Roy Jones Jr after 15 years of retirement last year.

The 55-year-old has been eager to fight again and saw a proposed trilogy fight with old foe Evander Holyfield fall through earlier this year.

‘The Baddest Man on the Planet’ was in attendance as Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez beat Caleb Plant to become the undisputed super-middleweight champion in Las Vegas on Saturday.


Tyson was ringside in Vegas on Saturday (Picture: Getty)

Quizzed on his own return that night, Tyson said: ‘God willing I’ll fight again in February.’

Recently there has been growing speculation that Iron Mike could take on the older Paul brother with YouTuber Keemstar claiming in October that the fight was agreed for February next year.

Paul has now hit out at anyone questioning his ability to stand toe-to-toe with the heavyweight legend, suggesting there have been tentative talks to make it happen.

Paul told SecondsOut: ‘As of now there’s nothing. I mean, we’ve been kinda talking about it.

Floyd Mayweather v Logan Paul

Paul fought Mayweather earlier this year (Picture: Getty)

‘And then these rumours started circulating, we didn’t say anything, then it got confirmed that it wasn’t happening.

‘Then I was reading the tweets and everyone was saying: ‘Mike Tyson would f*****g kill Logan.’

‘So a fight that I initially hadn’t even considered, now people actually don’t think I’d win, this is offensive.

‘Now I’m kind of considering it, just to shut people the f**k up…

‘But what’s the f*****g win here? I prove everyone wrong and go, ‘Yeah I did it.’

‘And a legend who I respect and love dearly is sitting on the floor. F**k that.’

Paul added: ‘What happens if I beat Mike Tyson? I beat up an old man, that’s not cool…

‘Do people wanna watch that? I’m telling you, I would f*****g beat Mike Tyson.

‘If people would watch that fight, yeah I would do it.’

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