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Next up for Mike Tyson: Logan Paul?
The former heavyweight champion, who fought Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition in November, told The Sun that he plans to return to the ring in February against what he called “a really stimulating opponent.”
That opponent is rumored to be Paul, the YouTuber-turned-boxer who took on Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition in June.
The social media outlet Drama Alert, citing “sources,” tweeted that Tyson would in fact face Paul but didn’t provide details.
“I am going to have a return fight in February, and we are pretty skeptical about the opponent, but it will be a really stimulating opponent,” Tyson told The Sun.
Tyson wouldn’t confirm that Paul will be his opponent but he was asked for an earlier interview whether he’d face Paul or his brother, Jake Paul. He was enthusiastic about the idea of fighting Logan Paul.
“Yeah, hell yeah,” he said, according to The Sun. He added: “That would be a lot of money.”
Tyson said he would not fight Jake Paul, another YouTube star who has become a boxer. He said the two have become too close as friends to do battle.
Another possible opponent for Tyson is former foe Lennox Lewis, he told ES News. Evander Holyfield was a leading candidate until he was stopped by Vitor Belfort last month.
“Evander f—-d up the money. We gotta do it with Lennox [Lewis] now,” Tyson said.