The boxing legend and the self-described ‘Baddest Man on the Planet’ Mike Tyson had been rumored to make his in-ring return to face YouTuber-turned-pro-boxer Jake Paul. However, ‘Iron Mike’ recently demanded an offer of $1 billion to lure him back into the boxing ring and also snubbed the rumors of facing Paul.
Recently, long-tenured UFC commentator Joe Rogan opened up about his thoughts on Jake Paul’s challenge to Tyson, who was a guest on the ‘Joe Rogan Experience‘ podcast. In conversation, Rogan asked Tyson about his return to boxing and his fight with Roy Jones Jr.
Joe Rogan says Jake Paul’s actions have insulted him
Tyson answered by mentioning the fight, he also gave emphasis on Jake Paul’s involvement.
“Roy Jones got involved, then other fighters, Holyfield got involved, it just turned into a fiasco, and then the young guy, Jake Paul, he got involved, and that’s how he, that’s how the birth of Jake Paul began.”
Rogan further asked Tyson if being challenged by Jake Paul pi***s him off.
In response, Tyson contradicts by saying:
“No it doesn’t, I think it’s awesome. I think it’s cool.”
However, Rogan finds Paul’s actions disrespectful. He added:
“That’s awesome that you handle it that way, because in a way I mean, it’s kind of insulting. It’s brave, it’s bold of him. But it’s also like Jesus Christ there’s levels to this world.”
The legendary heavyweight made a comeback to the ring against Roy Jones Jr in 2020. This marked his first bout in 15 years after he retired. Reports later indicated that he had agreed to face Paul in an exhibition clash in Las Vegas. Tyson had previously announced that he was back in training to make a ring return in February this year. However, the return failed to materialize as he suggested his fight against Jones Jr may have been his last. Reports later indicated that he had agreed to face Paul but both men later dismissed the idea. We will have to see if we could see Tyson back in the ring.