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Jake Paul shares candid video of the moment he told his Mike Tyson-obsessed father that he'll be boxing the heavyweight legend in July: 'Are you f***ing kidding me?'

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Jake Paul‘s decision to step in the ring with 57-year-old Mike Tyson not only surprised fans, but the fledgling cruiserweight’s father too.

Paul, 30 years Tyson’s junior, shared a candid video of himself revealing his planned fight to his father – a lifelong fan of Iron Mike.

‘Growing up, who was your favorite boxer?’ the YouTuber-turned-boxer is seen asking his father, Greg. 

‘Mike Tyson,’ the 60-year-old answered.

‘Mike right?’ Jake asked again.

Jake Paul's decision to step in the ring with 57-year-old Mike Tyson not only surprised fans, but the fledgling cruiserweight's father, Greg (left), too

Jake Paul’s decision to step in the ring with 57-year-old Mike Tyson not only surprised fans, but the fledgling cruiserweight’s father, Greg (left), too

The fight, taking place on July 20, will be the latest sporting event Netflix has put on of late

The fight, taking place on July 20, will be the latest sporting event Netflix has put on of late

The elder Paul was more forceful the second time around: ‘F*** yeah. Why’d you ask?’

It was then that Jake revealed to his father the news that has since rocked the boxing world.

‘Cuz um.. I’m going to be fighting him,’ Jake said nervously.

‘No way,’ Greg reacted, adding a ‘dude’ for good measure.

Jake went on to include the platform (‘Netflix’) and month (‘July’), thus making the video clip an effective promo for the July 20th at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

‘Are you f**king kidding me?’ Jake’s incredulous father continued. ‘He’s gonna be the hardest-hitting motherf***er you ever fought.’

Jake couldn’t help but acknowledge his father was right: ‘I know. Dude, holy f***. I’m gonna be freaking out.’

Jake Paul shared footage of Mike Tyson sparring ahead of their July bout

Paul had claimed the footage was taken 'two weeks ago'

Jake Paul shared a video of Mike Tyson training ahead of their stunning boxing fight in July

Paul is 9-1 as a boxer, primarily fight at cruiserweight against a series of novices, including former NBA star Nate Robinson and converted MMA fighters like Tyron Woodley and Nate Diaz.

Against natural boxers, Paul is just 2-1, including his 2023 loss to Tommy Fury.

Paul was hoping to legitimize himself by fighting Tyson, but that’s going to be a tough sell for boxing audiences.

Not only did Tyson retire in 2005, but he was just 1-3 in his last four fights, including ugly losses to middling heavyweights like Kevin McBride and Danny Williams.

As part of the build-up to the bout, Paul posted footage of Tyson training and claimed that it was taken just ‘two weeks ago’.

‘The Problem Child’ wrote: ”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 ass off to get stronger.”

‘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.’

However, his post on X was immediately hit by a community note which informed users that the footage was from four years ago.

Then, shortly afterwards, another account took to the online platform to confirm that the footage was incredibly dated and even shared an old clip of Tyson talking about the training.

Fans found old footage of Tyson reacting to the clip

Tyson said he was left 'in bed for a week' after filming the sparring footage

Fans found an old interview clip where Tyson discussed the sparring footage and admitted he was left ‘in bed for a week’ after filming the workout

During an appearance on the Joe Rogan Podcast, Tyson said: ‘You want me to tell you something about that video? I did that video and I was in bed for a week.

‘That was 30 seconds and I was in bed for a week. And it’s not funny because it made me realize that this is big boy s***, okay?’.

Fellow boxers, as well as a number of promoters, were left stunned by the announcement of the fight – including Matchroom chief Eddie Hearn.

‘For me it’s really sad because Mike Tyson was one of my idols growing up, and to see him fighting at 57, 58… but I also understand that a lot of people are going to tune in and watch,’ Hearn told Mail Sport.

‘It’s an entertainment event, Netflix, great to see them involved in boxing. I think it will do really well. But it’s just not really one for me.’