Logan Paul may be looking to take his boxing talents up a few weight classes to battle former world champion Mike Tyson.
Paul, who is doing his best to infiltrate the world of boxing to land the biggest paydays he can find, is coming off a massive bout with undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. While the bout was only an eight-round exhibition Paul still managed to land some shots and last the entirety of the fight opposite “Money.” Paul clearly lost the match, but walked away a lucrative winner as the pay-per-view (PPV) showdown brought in over 1 million buys.
With Mayweather in his rearview Paul is now searching high and low for his next opponent. To this point, Paul has been smart with his fight selection. Mayweather is a far superior fighter, but he weighed in nearly 30 pounds less than Paul before their fight. “Money” may have held back a little bit and carried the social media influencer for all eight rounds, but Paul did not look out of place.
Unfortunately, Paul’s time inside of the ring may be limited depending on who he competes against next. And considering the 26-year-old star is already talking about a potential fight with former heavyweight king Mike Tyson there’s a good chance he doesn’t stick around for too much longer.
That’s because Tyson would absolutely mop the floor with Paul, right?
“Someone mentioned Mike Tyson,” Paul said on his podcast, Impaulsive, when talking about his next opponent. “My lawyer mentioned it and he’s like, ‘Nah, Tyson will rip your head off, you don’t stand a chance.’ I’m like, ‘I just went through all this.’ You can’t tell me I can’t beat Mike Tyson. He’s old, old.”
Tyson, 54, is certainly old and well past his prime, but “Iron Mike” is still a very dangerous fighter inside of the ring. After releasing countless training videos throughout last year showing off his re-fined boxing skills and overall physical shape Tyson stepped inside of the ring against Roy Jones Jr. back in Nov. 2020. That bout was an exhibition also, but one that saw Tyson land some heavy body shots and get the best of Jones (highlights HERE).
It is unknown at this time if there are any serious talks being had between Team Paul and Team Tyson, but it would be a massive matchup. Considering the current shift in combat sports that favors circus fights over real competition there’s a chance Paul vs. Tyson does more than 1 million PPV buys.