Mike Tyson LAUGHS at the suggestion that he might fight Logan Paul before admitting that ‘anything is possible’ …
Mike Tyson LAUGHS at the suggestion that he might fight Logan Paul before admitting that ‘anything is possible’ … while the legendary fighter claims that taking cannabis HELPED his career
- Mike Tyson has laughed at the suggestion that he might fight Logan Paul
- Tyson returned to the ring last year to beat Roy Jones Jr in a fight for $ 80 million.
- He wasn’t sure of his ability to compete with Paul, 29 years his junior.
- Tyson also revealed that he wished he had smoked cannabis throughout his career.
Mike Tyson laughed at the prospect of fighting Logan Paul, before refusing to rule out a fight with the YouTube star.
The heavyweight legend made a sensational return to boxing last year by beating Roy Jones Jr, who is three years his junior.
But the 55-year-old couldn’t take the idea of fighting 26-year-old Paul seriously when the issue was brought up in an interview with Yahoo.
Mike Tyson has laughed at the idea of facing Logan Paul, who is 29 years his junior.
YouTube sensation Paul has divided the boxing community ever since he took a leap into the sport.
‘Are you talking to me? About assuming …[Paul]’Tyson said before laughing.
‘Maybe. I am an old man, you know? I don’t know what I could do now. ‘
But the former world heavyweight champion left the possibility of a profitable fight with Paul up in the air, adding that “anything is possible.”
While Paul’s emergence as a boxing personality has infuriated some purists, he has proven capable of attracting new viewers and also a lot of money.
Tyson made a long-awaited return to the ring last year to fight and beat Roy Jones Jr (left).
Paul led undefeated Floyd Mayweather to a draw at a money display this year
His exhibition with Floyd Mayweather earlier this year attracted one million pay-per-view subscribers, earning $ 50 million (£ 36 million) in total.
And Tyson thinks a potential fight with Paul could be a huge boost for charities.
“Anything is possible, you know, because by doing this we have a great number of charities to donate, so charities win both ways,” added Tyson.
Tyson’s fight with Roy Jones Jr made $ 80 million (£ 58 million), and Tyson claimed he would donate $ 10 million (£ 7 million) in proceeds to charity.
Tyson also spoke about the positive impact he has had from using cannabis and psychedelic drugs, saying that he would have liked to have started smoking marijuana at the height of his career.
“I should have smoked my entire career,” added Tyson. ‘I should have smoked when I was fighting because it put me in a different frame of mind. I’m very relaxed and the more relaxed you are, the better fighter you are, at least in my case. ‘