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Jake Paul and Mike Tyson announce fight in Dallas in July live on Netflix – despite an age gap of 30 YEARS between the two fighters

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  • The fight will be at the 80,000 seater AT&T Stadium, home of Dallas Cowboys 
  • Jake Paul vowed on Instagram to put Mike Tyson ‘to sleep’ when they fight
  • Tyson will be 58 by the time they meet in the ring, while Paul will be 27 

Jake Paul will sensationally fight Mike Tyson at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas on July 20 – and has vowed to put the boxing legend ‘to sleep’.

There is a 30-year age gap between the two fighters, with the 27-year-old Paul facing the 57-year-old heavyweight boxing legend. Tyson will be 58 by the time the fight is staged.

The fight, held at the 80,000-seater home of the Dallas Cowboys, will be streamed live on Netflix, who released a teaser video of the event showing Paul stepping out of a helicopter and squaring up to Tyson.

‘I’m very much looking forward to stepping into the ring with Jake Paul,’ Tyson said. 

‘He’s grown significantly as a boxer over the years, so it will be a lot of fun to see what the will and ambition of a “kid” can do with the experience and aptitude of a GOAT.’

Jake Paul will fight boxing legend Mike Tyson at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas later this year

Jake Paul will fight boxing legend Mike Tyson at the AT&T Stadium in Dallas later this year

Netflix released a teaser clip showing Paul and Tyson squaring up to announce the fight

Netflix released a teaser clip showing Paul and Tyson squaring up to announce the fight 

Paul, who won his latest fight against Ryan Bourland on Saturday, wrote on Instagram: ‘It’s time to put Iron Mike to sleep.’

He added: ‘It’s crazy to think that in my second pro fight, I went viral for knocking out Nate Robinson on Mike Tyson’s undercard. 

‘Now, less than four years later, I’m stepping up to face Tyson myself to see if I have what it takes to beat one of boxing’s most notorious fighters and biggest icons.

‘My sights are set on becoming a world champion, and now I have a chance to prove myself against the greatest heavyweight champion ever, the baddest man on the planet and the most dangerous boxer of all time. This will be the fight of a lifetime.’ 

Paul later shared a video of Tyson in practice just two weeks ago, looking in magnificent condition.

‘He’s the greatest heavyweight of all time…the most vicious KO artist ever. But I’m younger, I’m faster and I’m going to be working my a** off to get stronger,’ Paul wrote. ‘A member of my team sent me this video that Mike’s coach put up two weeks ago and asked me if I’m sure that I want to do this…yes, yes I do. Heavyweight.’

Tyson, the former heavyweight champion, returned to the ring in 2020 for an eight-round exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr in Los Angeles. 

His last professional fight was in 2005 and it is unclear if this bout will be categorized as a professional fight or an exhibition event. 

The shock announcement comes days after Paul beat Ryan Bourland on Saturday

The shock announcement comes days after Paul beat Ryan Bourland on Saturday 

Former heavyweight champion Tyson will be 58 by the time he fights the 27-year-old Paul

Former heavyweight champion Tyson will be 58 by the time he fights the 27-year-old Paul

He has also been working with Francis Ngannou, the former UFC fighter who has made a crossover into boxing and was narrowly beaten by Tyson Fury. Ngannou fights Anthony Joshua on Friday but Tyson has not been involved with him for this training camp.

Paul, meanwhile, is 9-1 with six KOs on his crossover from YouTuber to boxer. His one loss was to Tommy Fury, younger brother of Tyson.

He has defeated former UFC stars Nate Diaz, Anderson Silva and Tyron Woodley as well as journeymen such as Andre August and Bourland.

The event also marks another foray into live sports broadcasting by Netflix, which has also streamed ‘The Netflix Cup’ – a golf event between Formula One drivers and golfers – and a tennis event called Netflix Slam. 

Netflix has partnered with Paul’s ‘Most Valuable Promotions’ organization to stage the event with Tyson.

Paul said: ‘Within just two and a half years of founding MVP, we’re about to produce the biggest fight in history, a fight in the biggest NFL stadium in the US, broadcast live, on the biggest streaming platform in the world – a testament to all we’ve accomplished in such a short amount of time.’