Colby Covington: Mike Tyson tarnishing legacy with Jake Paul boxing match, ‘shouldn’t be fighting anymore’

Colby Covington thinks Mike Tyson has no business being in the ring.

Tyson (50-6) will be 58 when he faces YouTuber-turned-pro boxer Jake Paul (9-1) on July 20 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The event will stream live on Netflix.

Going up against someone 30 years younger than him, Covington fears for Tyson’s health.

“I don’t like it at all,” Covington said on SOSCAST w/ Adam Sosnick. “Mike still looks like a superhuman for (57), but he’s still (57) years old. He shouldn’t be fighting anymore. I don’t think it’s safe. I think it’s dangerous at that age. Your heart might explode. He gets hit in the head, he might have a brain bleed. … I hope Mike Tyson makes it through injury-free and doesn’t get hurt.

“I don’t like the fight. Jake is in his mid-20s. He’s doing every chemical known to man. He’s literally a lab project. They’re just juicing him up, him and his brother. Everybody knows that. The machine is behind him, juicing him up, putting every chemical known to man. So, I think it’s going to end bad.”

Covington sees Paul scoring a quick finish of Tyson, which he thinks would ruin his reputation.

“I think Jake is going to probably knock him out within the first two minutes,” Covington continued. “If he doesn’t, it’ll be because he’s carrying him and he’s trying to make the freak show look like it’s a competitive fight.

“I hate the fight. I think it takes away from Mike Tyson’s legacy when a guy like this comes in and beats him, a YouTuber comes in and beats the ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ and the most feared man.”

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