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Ex-UFC star says Mike Tyson’s coaching video for Jake Paul battle is illegitimate

Ex-UFC star says Mike Tyson’s coaching video for Jake Paul battle is illegitimate


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Mike Tyson is again within the ring to coach for his battle in opposition to Jake Paul.

The 57-year-old will battle the YouTuber turned boxer at AT&T Stadium July 20. 

Will probably be Tyson’s first time within the ring since an exhibition with Roy Jones Jr. in 2020, when Paul was on the undercard.

Tyson posted a video of himself coaching for the battle, throwing highly effective jabs and highly effective physique pictures at his coach.

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

The video lasted 10 seconds and ended with Tyson saying, “It is day one, the enjoyable has simply begun.”

However one former UFC star says the video was faux.

Chael Sonnen says Tyson posted the video simply to get some views.

“Sooner or later, should you’re ever going to spend 5 seconds hitting mitts, as a approach of creating the viewers imagine you’re doing a coaching session, be sure you splash water in your face and T-shirt first,” Sonnen wrote on X, formerly Twitter, Thursday.

So far as we all know, although, Tyson is taking this battle severely.

Mike Tyson looks out on stage

Mike Tyson previous to a heavyweight battle between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou at Boulevard Corridor Oct. 28, 2023, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  (Justin Setterfield/Getty Pictures)

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“He is grown considerably as a boxer over time, so will probably be quite a lot of enjoyable to see what the desire and ambition of a ‘child’ can do with the expertise and aptitude of a GOAT,” Tyson mentioned in a press release when the battle was introduced. 

“It is a full circle second that will likely be past thrilling to look at; as I began him on his boxing journey on the undercard of my battle with Roy Jones, and now I plan to complete him.”

Paul, 27, is coming off a first-round victory over Ryan Bourland in Puerto Rico. It marked his ninth victory in 10 skilled fights, every of the final two in opposition to fellow boxers after fights in opposition to MMA fighters like Nate Diaz and Anderson Silva

Jake Paul wins

Jake Paul celebrates after scoring a TKO within the first spherical in opposition to Ryan Bourland throughout their cruiserweight battle at Coliseo de Puerto Rico March 2, 2024, in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. (Al Bello/Getty Pictures)

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“My sights are set on changing into a world champion, and now I’ve an opportunity to show myself in opposition to the best heavyweight champion ever, the baddest man on the planet and essentially the most harmful boxer of all time,” Paul mentioned. “This would be the battle of a lifetime.”

Fox Information’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.

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