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Logan Paul claims he REJECTED an offer to fight Mike Tyson because he thought the 57-year-old icon was 'too old and senile'… as his brother Jake, 27 prepares to fight the veteran in July

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  • Logan Paul says he was offered fight with Mike Tyson before his brother was
  • Jake Paul is set to take on the boxing legend later this year in a fight on Netflix
  • Social media stars believes he could beat 57-year-old Tyson if there was a fight  

Logan Paul has claimed that he was offered a fight with Mike Tyson before his brother bur rejected the chance to face the boxing legend. 

Last week it was announced that Tyson would return to the ring to face Jake Paul in July, in a bout that will be broadcast by Netflix

It will mark the first time the 57-year-old has stepped into a ring since his exhibition fight with Roy Jones Jr in 2020, as he takes on the crossover star, who’s thirty years his junior. 

However, speaking on his podcast Impaulsive, Jake’s brother, Logan told pod regular KSI that he has been offered a fight with Tyson in the past but not for the same payday nor as part of any Netflix deal. 

‘I said no to fighting Mike Tyson.’ Logan admitted. 

Logan Paul has said that he was offered a fight with Mike Tyson before his brother’s bout 

Mike Tyson hasn't boxed since fighting Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition fight in November 2020

Mike Tyson hasn’t boxed since fighting Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition fight in November 2020 

Tyson will take on Logan's brother Jake Paul in his return to the ring on Netflix later this year

Tyson will take on Logan’s brother Jake Paul in his return to the ring on Netflix later this year 

‘I was offered it, but not on Netflix and not for a big a** bag.’ 

Paul goes on to say that discuss if he could beat the boxing icon, revealing that he’s been asked that question previously and believes he could beat Tyson

Adding; ‘I’ve been asked, ‘Do you think you could beat Mike Tyson?’ My answer is yes. I just think he’s too old; it’s crazy. He’s senile.’ 

Tyson wouldn’t have been the first former champion Paul has stepped in the ring with, in 2021 the social media star took on Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition fight that went the distance. 

He has also competed in two professional fights, including a win over former MMA fighter Dillon Danis in October last year. 

More recently, Logan has been committing more time to being a WWE Superstar and is currently the company’s United States champion, having held the belt since defeating Rey Mysterio at November’s Crown Jewel event

The 80,000 seater stadium in Dallas will host the showdown between Tyson and Paul in July

The 80,000 seater stadium in Dallas will host the showdown between Tyson and Paul in July 

Paul is currently concentrating on his WWE career, where he is the company's US Champion

Paul is currently concentrating on his WWE career, where he is the company’s US Champion 

He also revealed last week that he’s energy drinks company PRIME, will be the first centre of ring sponsor in WWE, starting at next month’s WrestleMania event in Philadelphia. 

Logan’s brother Paul, however, has continued to make some waves in the boxing arena. 

The 27-year-old has a record of 9-1, following his last outing where he beat Ryan Bourland inside one round. 

In fact the only loss of his career so far came against Tommy Fury when the pair faced off last February.