“Boxing is getting 25 million views” Mike Tyson applauds Jake Paul-YouTube boxing community for revitalizing the sport

Iron Mike Tyson, one of the greatest boxers of all time, praises Jake Paul and the entire YouTube boxing community for reviving interest in the sport.

Tyson and Paul have been friends since they competed in the same pay-per-view event in 2020. Fan across the world believes this could be the reason why the former has frequently defended the YouTube sensation. 

Tyson claimed that boxing was a dying sport until YouTubers like Paul sparked an interest in it.

“Listen, my ego says so many things, but my reality is they help boxing so much. … These guys making boxing alive. Boxing was pretty much a dying sport, so UFC was kicking our butt, and now we have these YouTube boxers. Boxing is getting 25 million views. Boxing is going back thanks to the YouTube boxers.”

During an interview, Tyson expressed that Paul has been beneficial to boxing and deserves some credit due to his (Jake Paul) YouTube channel having 20.3M subscribers count and 7.2B views with 944 videos uploaded.

“He’s beating people who he shouldn’t really be beating and you’ve got to give him that credit.

“He’s doing so much good for boxing. Listen, this guy has got 70 million people following him every time he fights. Champions of the world don’t have that many people following them. So what he’s doing for boxing is just sensational, no one should be hating on that. They should be saying ‘yeah let’s just fight him’. He’s helping everybody get money, so why are people mad at him?”

The Problem Child’s global YouTube audience from around the world will surely increase their knowledge of boxing and help break through boxing stereotypes.

This year, Paul and Tyson were rumored to fight, with Paul referring to Iron Mike on multiple occasions. However, given his current health issues, the Mike Tyson vs Jake Paul bout remains unknown to all.


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