Mike Tyson said he can outsmart Jake Paul “so f*** easy” – but can never fight him because his family “loves” the YouTube star.
The boxing legend has struck up a friendship with Paul and even had an American celebrity fight on his undercard in November.
Tyson, 55, came out of retirement for an exhibition match with 52-year-old Roy Jones Jr., which ended in a draw after eight rounds.
He has confirmed his intention to fight again and is even summoned by Paul’s older brother, Logan.
But Iron Mike – the youngest heavyweight champion at age 20 – refuses to face the younger Paul, no matter how easy he thinks.
asked on send full podcast If he can KO Paul, Tyson said: “So f*** easy. Yeah, but I never will.”
“I’ll be up against my own f***ing family. They love this little white mother ****er you know what I mean?
“He’s got balls. He’s got the f***ing balls. When you see a white boy with balls, you know. I’m talking about the real one, but the f***ing you mother* **Er. Yeah, but no man, let him rule his f***ing.”
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Paul, 24, made his professional debut in January 2020, stopping online rival ‘Ensangib’ in round one.
He then knocked out 37-year-old Nate Robinson, an ex-NBA player, on Tyson’s undercard.
He has since gone 4-0 up against former UFC duo Ben Askren, 37, and then most recently, 39-year-old Tyrone Woodley, in August.
Paul is now in talks to fight Tyson Fury’s younger brother Tommy, who starred in the 2019 edition of the reality TV show Love Island.
Fury defeated Paul’s 32-year-old teammate Anthony Taylor on his undercard, setting up a grudge match.