Jake Paul Vs. Mike Tyson

Heavyweight Mike Tyson will return to the ring this summer at AT&T Stadium – home of the Dallas Cowboys – to take on Jake Paul, an influential YouTube celebrity known for being arrogant and unskilled influencer on YouTube. It is anticipated that this event will become one of the hottest tickets at this 80,000-seat stadium this season; Vivid Seats reports fans are paying an average ticket price of $500 per seat for tickets to see this match-up.

On July 20, two boxing icons will meet and it won’t be your typical contest: there is a 30-year age gap and one hasn’t fought since nearly two decades – Tyson being “the greatest of all time” hasn’t fought since an exhibition match with former NBA star Roy Jones Jr. on a card which also featured Paul, who defeated Nate Robinson.

Paul, 27, holds a 9-1 professional boxing record. His opponents include celebrities as well as skilled professional fighters such as Golden Glove winner Ryan Bourland on Saturday. Paul trains with a team of coaches, sparring against actual boxers on some undercards of bouts. A native of Cleveland, Paul scored first-round knockouts over journeyman August in December and Ryan Bourland two months later.

No matter his performance in his next fight, Paul may never earn enough respect in boxing circles to be considered worthy of taking on one of its living legends. Many in the sport do not see Paul as a serious challenger; rather they view him more like an entertainer who uses his fame to poke fun at boxing rather than an actual competitor who deserves that title.

Tyson and Paul’s fight is being organized primarily for financial gain, and is sure to garner plenty of media coverage. Both men are likely set to make substantial amounts from this fight, which will undoubtedly garner plenty of profit for themselves and both fighters involved.

Paul would likely see winning as a sign that social media personalities were turning to boxing to elevate their careers; an unexpected defeat could prove disastrous for that movement.

Tyson will likely return to mainstream consciousness and capitalize on his iconic status within boxing with a victory on Saturday, providing fans with another high-octane performance that should please.

Though some may find Tyson’s return as a teacher of Paul to be welcome news, others don’t agree and feel differently. These individuals fear it won’t do any good for the sport or for his safety – taking on one of boxing’s legendary fighters so early in his career is too risky; one serious injury could put Paul’s entire career in jeopardy; it should simply never happen!