Retired boxing legend Manny Pacquiao’s head coach Freddie Roach recently revealed how the legendary pro boxer Mike Tyson reacted to YouTuber-turned-pro-boxer Jake Paul’s sparring session.
Freddie Roach reveals what Mike Tyson said
During a recent interview with FightHype, Roach stated that ‘The Problem Child’ once came to his gym with Tyson. However, as Paul started his sparring session, ‘Iron Mike’ was quick to leave and go downstairs. He noted that Mike Tyson wanted to go and look at the pictures instead of watching ‘The Problem Child’ spar, Freddie Roach said:
“[Jake Paul] came with Tyson and Tyson looked at him and left… Yes, Mike Tyson. He watched 30 seconds of him sparring and said, ‘Freddie, can we go downstairs and look at the pictures?’
Jake Paul is set to lock horns with Anderson Silva, the former UFC middleweight champion and combat sports icon October 29. Because he is considered the toughest opponent of his career thus far, Paul remains focused on the upcoming bout.
“I’m focused on Oct. 29,” said Paul. “I have a crazy tough opponent in front of me in Anderson Silva, so that’s my main focus right now.”
During an interview following the press conference for his fight against Anderson Silva, Jake Paul claimed that he would stop every influencer boxer in one round. ‘The Problem Child’ further suggested that he has what it takes to become a boxing world champion:
“I came from YouTube boxing but now I am a professional boxer and a world champion contender. I want to fight all the influencers in one night ’cause I would knock them all out each in one round. If any of them wanna fight me and give me free money, no f**king problem.”
Silva is 2-0 since returning to boxing, earning wins over Julio César Chávez Jr and Tito Ortiz. Paul, meanwhile, boasts an undefeated record of 5-0, with wins over Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley (x2) among his highlights.