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REVEALED: Fans debunk viral Mike Tyson training video which Jake Paul claimed was recorded 'two weeks ago'… as 'Iron Mike' admits what really happened after filming the workout


  • Fans have debunked sparring footage of Mike Tyson that surfaced online
  • Jake Paul claimed the clip was from two weeks ago, after announcing their fight 
  • However, it’s been revealed that the footage was actually taken four years ago 

Fans have debunked Jake Paul‘s claim that an impressive training video of Mike Tyson was filmed just two weeks ago, ahead of their stunning July bout. 

Tyson announced on Thursday afternoon that he will take on Paul in Dallas, Texas on July 20, with the fight due to be aired live on Netflix.

The two-time heavyweight champion retired back in 2005, but is set to make a sensational comeback at the 80,000-capacity AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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. 

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

The Youtuber-turned-boxer claimed that the footage of Tyson was filmed 'two weeks ago'

The Youtuber-turned-boxer claimed that the footage of Tyson was filmed ‘two weeks ago’

‘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, formerly known as Twitter, 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. 

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 realise 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. 

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

‘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.’

Paul is 30 years younger than Tyson and has been fighting regularly in recent years, building up a record of nine wins and just one defeat against Tommy Fury.

Tyson had an exhibition bout with fellow boxing icon Roy Jones Jr in 2020, but has not had a competitive fight in almost two decades.