Former Steelers star-turned-boxer Le’Veon Bell predicts Jake Paul will knock out Mike Tyson in upcoming bout

Former Steelers star-turned-boxer Le’Veon Bell predicts Jake Paul will knock out Mike Tyson in upcoming bout

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Legendary heavyweight boxer, Mike Tyson, is slated to make his extremely anticipated return to the ring later this yr. 

The July 20 bout in opposition to YouTube star-turned-boxer Jake Paul, inside AT&T Stadium in suburban Dallas, will mark Tyson’s first combat in nearly 4 years. 

Whereas response to the combat diverse enormously, former Pittsburgh Steelers star-turned-boxer Le’Veon Bell believes the upcoming combat will finish with a knockout.


LeVeon Bell poses throughout his official weigh in at Desert Diamond Area on October 28, 2022, in Glendale, Arizona. (Chris Coduto/Getty Photographs)

Bell believes “Iron Mike” may have a powerful exhibiting early on however will ultimately “tire and get knocked out.” The previous NFL runningback took to X to reply to a video of Robert Griffin III sparing with the 57-year-old Tyson.

Bell’s premise appears to revolve primarily across the age hole between Tyson and Paul.


Tyson, who was as soon as often called “the Baddest Man on the Planet,” will flip 58 a number of weeks earlier than the combat. Paul, in the meantime, turned 27 earlier this yr. Paul has a 9-1 boxing report.

Mike Tyson and Jake Paul

Mike Tyson and Jake Paul. (Joe Scarnici/Getty Photographs; Alex Menendez/Getty Photographs)

A number of months in the past, Bell appeared to problem Paul to a combat and expressed confidence about defeating the social media star.

“I’ll cease him. I’ll cease Jake Paul,” Bell stated on the ‘No Jumper” podcast in August. “It is exhausting to knock any person out if they do not wish to be knocked out. . . . he is not doing eight rounds with me. There’s no person in that influencer s–t that is making it eight rounds with me, for a reality.”

Jake Paul posing after win

Jake Paul reacts after knocking out Andre August within the first spherical at Caribe Royale Orlando. (Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports activities)

Bell’s final look within the NFL occurred in 2021 throughout his stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaners. He had his finest years as an expert soccer participant when he was a member of the Steelers. He was named to a few All-Professional groups and was a three-time Professional Bowler in Pittsburgh.

However Bell hasn’t fared fairly as nicely within the boxing world. He has a 1-1 report in his restricted time as a boxer. He additionally confronted Adrian Peterson in an exhibition, which Bell gained by knockout.


Tyson launched a press release saying he was enthusiastic about “getting into the ring” to face Paul.

“I am very a lot trying ahead to getting into the ring with Jake Paul on the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas,” Tyson stated. “He is grown considerably as a boxer over time, so it is going to be lots of enjoyable to see what the desire and ambition of a ‘child’ can do with the expertise and aptitude of a GOAT.  It is a full circle second that shall be past thrilling to look at; as I began him off on his boxing journey on the undercard of my combat with Roy Jones, and now I plan to complete him.”

Netflix will stream the combat on July 20.

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