It’s been nearly a year since Mike Tyson stepped into the boxing ring against Roy Jones Jr.
When speaking with rapper Freddie Gibbs on his Hotboxin’ podcast, Tyson said he definitely wants to compete again.
“Hell yeah. Yeah … The last fight, I broke all the records,” he said. “When I was champ they were my records. I wanna spar with Tyson Fury. He told me if I keep doing it up, he’ll give me an exhibition.”
The conversation turned to the current state of boxing and Gibbs spoke for us all when he said “I’m sick of seeing all these Jake Pauls fights.”
“That’s the money fight,” Tyson replied. “Those are the fights that make the money, those guys got 35 million people watching them.”
“Would you fight one of them?” Gibbs asked.
“Yeah. Hell yeah,” Tyson said. When Gibbs questioned if the Pauls would accept it, Tyson laughed.
“They would. That would make a lot of money … A hundred million dollars, they do anything, they don’t care about being beaten up for a hundred million dollars.”
Gibbs responded that he wanted to see someone knock the Pauls out, and yeah … same.
Unfortunately, these exhibition bouts don’t seem to be the format where anyone’s getting particularly tested. The rules going into Tyson vs. Jones Jr. explicitly barred knockouts, and while both camps made a show of saying they were gonna go to war, the bout was more of a glorified sparring match between legends.