Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is expected to be the next in line to fight social media influencer Logan Paul.
This is according to a recent report by social media outlet Drama Alert (shown below). The complete details are unknown at this time, but the report suggests Tyson vs. Paul will unfold in February of 2022. That gives us four months to prepare for what will be one of the biggest combat events of next year.
Tyson, 55, returned to the world of boxing in Nov. 2020 for an exhibition match with fellow legend Roy Jones Jr. Despite his time off “Iron Mike” looked tremendous in his first action in 15 years.
Tyson ended up fighting Jones Jr. to a draw, but he opened some eyes with his still-ferocious punching. It will be interesting to see how the former champion fairs against someone as young and spry as Paul, but Tyson will clearly have a technical advantage.
Paul, 26, is coming off a massive PPV boxing match against pound-for-pound legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. The social media star was obviously outclassed in the fight, but he went eight rounds with “Money” and proved he’s a viable fighter inside of the ring.
Paul will have to punch harder and tuck his chin more against Tyson, but he’ll have another chance to knock off one of boxing’s greatest names.