Jake Paul wants to see how hard Mike Tyson hits: ‘I have an iron chin’

Jake Paul wants to test Mike Tyson’s power.

Paul (9-1) faces boxing legend Tyson (50-6) on July 20 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The event will stream live on Netflix.

Many have criticized Paul for booking a fight with 57-year-old Tyson, but the YouTuber-turned-pro boxer expects Tyson to present his toughest challenge to date.

“This is definitely the toughest, most savage, lethal opponent – regardless of age, because power is the last thing to go,” Paul said on his B/S with Jake Paul podcast. “But the reaction and reception of it has been insane. I almost can’t even believe it – so very surreal, very, very, very grateful for all of that.”

Paul has been in there with heavy hitters in MMA such as Tyron Woodley and Anderson Silva, but no one that packs a punch in boxing like Tyson – despite the fact that he’ll be 58 when he steps in the ring with Paul.

“I want to see how hard he hits,” Paul said. “Mike, I really want to see, bro. Let’s see all the legends, the myths, because you’re ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson – but I have an iron chin. People know that. I take shots.

“So I think people are underestimating that me being able to deal with his power, and that is something that is going to make it interesting. I’m excited. I literally can’t wait to look across the ring and see him and give him a f*cking death stare.”

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