‘It would be sad if Tyson loses’: Oscar De La Hoya feels concerned with the legacy for Mike Tyson for fighting vs Jake Paul | HO

Oscar De La Hoya CONCERNED for Mike Tyson fighting Jake Paul!

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Following the news of the upcoming fight between Jake Paul and Mike Tyson, Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya shares his reaction to a nearly 60-year-old Tyson heading back into the boxing ring against Jake Paul. De La Hoya has no doubts that the fight will generate good business, but says it doesn’t stand in line with Paul being serious about his boxing career.

“Jake Paul, you say you want to be a world champion, you say you want to take this sport serious — then take it serious,” De La Hoya said. “What is this? This is not a popularity contest. I’m actually praising Jake Paul to take this serious because I really truly feel if he fights the right fights and takes the right path to that world title, he can actually get there.

“I’m not sure if, because it’s up to him, if he can win it. But he can get there. But he’s not going to get there through Mike Tyson. He’s going to make a shit ton of money, he’s going to gain more popularity at Mike Tyson’s expense. Do I like it? No, because I love Mike Tyson.

“This is entertainment I guess. This is a fight that’s going to do great business all over the world. More power to them but last time I heard Jake Paul was very serious about this sport. All I’m saying is make your money but also take this sport serious.

“It will not be dangerous for Tyson because Tyson has been in the ring with monsters. He has a chin, I’m sure he can still go six rounds, seven rounds, eight rounds, but I’m just concerned about Tyson’s legacy.

Jake Paul books fight with 57yo Mike Tyson as YouTube star told to ‘have some shame’

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will return to the ring to face Youtuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul in an exhibition bout screened on Netflix, organisers announced on Thursday.

Tyson, 57, and Paul will face off at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, on July 20, Netflix and Most Valuable Promotions (MVP) announced.

Tyson said in a statement he was looking forward to fighting an opponent who is 30 years his junior, insisting that he had been impressed by Paul’s performances in his fledgling boxing career.

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“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,” Tyson said.

Paul fought on the undercard of Tyson’s last outing, an eight-round exhibition against former middleweight king Roy Jones Jr. in Los Angeles in 2020.

“I started him on his boxing journey on the undercard of my fight with Roy Jones and now I plan to finish him,” Tyson quipped.

The fight is the latest in what has become a popular trend in recent years, pitting internet celebrities against each other or against recognised boxers, who have already retired or are well past their prime.

Jake Paul’s brother Logan Paul played a key role in pioneering the trend, even fighting against boxing icon Floyd Mayweather in 2021.

Jake Paul however has become a bigger draw, building a 9-1 record with six knockouts.

He scored back-to-back knockouts against professional boxers in his last two fights with victories over Ryan Bourland and Andre August.

Tyson, meanwhile, was regarded as one of the most ferocious heavyweight boxers in history, reigning as undisputed champion between 1987 and 1990 and winning his first belt at the age of 20 years, four months and 22 days to become the youngest heavyweight champion in history.