British news outlet The Sun reported Monday that a verbal deal had been struck to get it on and it was down to the contracts and money, citing a Vegas source for the inside info. Tyson tweeted Monday evening that it was news to him.
“This is new to me,” Tyson tweeted. “I saw Jake in St. Barths and he never mentioned it.”
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Tyson’s wife, Kiki Tyson, added Monday night the story was patently false. “Mike thinks the Paul brothers are great, but isn’t, nor will he, fight either one of them.”
Before the Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson situation occurred, it was widely rumored Jake Paul would be taking on boxing star Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez for his next fight, Dexerto reports.
With the Paul brothers, the tactics used to build hype aren’t the standard — did Tyson really not know? Is this a way to build more hype? We’ll see if there’s a date ever set, but for now, the legend says he had no idea.
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