Jake Paul invites Donald Trump to watch his fight with Mike Tyson | World News - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Jake Paul invites Donald Trump to watch his fight with Mike Tyson

Apr 12, 2024 04:21 PM IST

YouTube sensation Jake Paul and boxing legend Mike Tyson prepare to duke it out in the ring. Will the ‘Problem Child’ prove his mettle against ‘Iron’ Mike?

YouTube star Jake Paul has invited former US president Donald Trump on his fight night with Iron ‘Mike’ Tyson slated for June 20.

Jake Paul invites Donald Trump for the bout against Mike Tyson, will the former president respond?(AFP/AP)
Jake Paul invites Donald Trump for the bout against Mike Tyson, will the former president respond?(AFP/AP)

Jake invited the former president during an interview with FOX News saying, “Trump, if you’re watching this, this is an invite,” he smirked.

Unlock exclusive access to the latest news on India's general elections, only on the HT App. Download Now! Download Now!

“I know you used to promote Tyson, so I’d love to have you at the fight. Vivek came to my other fight. And, of course, the silver fox, Barron Trump. So, Donny, pull up, we’ve got tickets for you,” he added.

The two are scheduled to face off in Dallas, Texas, and the fight will be live on Netflix exclusively.

ALSO READ| Mike Tyson makes shocking announcement ahead of the fight night with Jake Paul

Jake wants rule changes for the Tyson fight

Given the significant disparities in age and weight between the two fighters, speculations about altered rules for the bout have been rampant. Some reports suggest using head guards and heavier boxing gloves, ostensibly to mitigate the punches.

While initially labelled as an exhibition match, Jake and Mike pushed the fight to be professional.

Despite Tyson acknowledging the bout as an exhibition, Jake contradicts the heavyweight legend. “Mike and I want this to be a pro fight, full face shots,” Paul told FOX News.

“We’re submitting that request to the commission. It’s an all-out war.”

Dispelling rumours of restrictions on landing punches, Paul dismissed speculations surrounding the use of oversized gloves and expressed his determination for an unbridled confrontation. “There's been all these fake videos about not being able to hit each other, and we'll be wearing big gloves but it's all fake news,” he clarified.

ALSO READ| Mike Tyson has ‘zero concerns’ before facing Jake Paul: Report

Paul, who boasts a record of nine wins in ten professional fights, anticipates an iron-hard challenge from Tyson, notwithstanding the latter's age. “I think he's underestimating me, I truly, truly think that, ” and added, “It's a heavyweight fight, he's the bigger man but I'm the faster man. He's the much stronger man but I'm fresh. He's experienced. I'm smart but in the ring he may be smarter. It's are really interesting match-up and people see the training videos and think he's a beat.”

Tell us what your First Vote will stand for in a short video & get a chance to be featured on HT’s social media handles. Click here to know more!

Get Current Updates on India News, Elections 2024, Lok sabha election 2024 voting live , Karnataka election 2024 live in Bengaluru , Election 2024 Date along with Latest News and Top Headlines from India and around the world.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Saturday, May 25, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On