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Mike Tyson Confirms Rules: “I’m Scared to Death”

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Boxing fans around the world are eagerly anticipating the upcoming fight between Mike Tyson and Jake Paul.

Mike Tyson has confirmed a crucial rule regarding his upcoming fight against Jake Paul, and boxing fans are not very pleased.

If you have been following the world of boxing, then you have most certainly heard that YouTube boxer Jake Paul will be stepping into the ring against Mike Tyson later this year.

Just a few weeks after the venerable former boxer’s 58th birthday, the 27-year-old will face Tyson in the ring at the AT&T Stadium in Texas. Tyson’s last fight against Roy Jones Jr. in 2020 was more of a show than a bout.

“Scared to Death”

While there was much anticipation for the fight, there were also concerns from boxing fans that they could be served a “sparring session” that “won’t be a real fight.”

Now, Tyson has shared some words about the fight, yet it might not be what boxing fans wanted to hear. Speaking with Fox News, he said: “They call it a show fight, but when you look at the show fight rules, you see none under which we are fighting.”

“This is a real fight. I don’t believe he is faster than me. I saw a YouTube video of him when he was 16 doing strange dances. That’s not the guy I’m fighting.”

Tyson further explains: “This is a guy who will try to hurt me, which I’m used to – but he will be very wrong. Right now, I’m scared to death. But as the fight gets closer, I become less nervous because it’s reality, and in reality, I am invincible.”

Tyson thus confirms that the fight will be a show fight. Meaning: The outcome will have no impact on the boxers’ records and the rules of the fight are more flexible. Show fights can change the number of rounds and even the length of the rounds that make up the fight.

Headgear and Shorter Rounds?

Before the fight between Paul and Tyson, there were rumors that the rounds would last two instead of three minutes and the boxers would be throwing punches with 16oz gloves. Nakisa Bidarian, co-founder of Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions, recently denied those claims as “false.”

Meanwhile, Paul himself had to quash claims that he would wear headgear and bring his brother into the fight if things went south. He said some of the things people were claiming about the fight were “f**king absurd.”

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