Badou Jack Doubts Logan Paul Would Fight Him, Mike Tyson Disagrees
Last month, Youtube star turned boxer Logan Paul stepped in the ring for an exhibition fight with 44-year-old five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather.
While many expected an early stoppage, Paul – who had a significant size advantage – was able to last the full eight round distance.
In aftermath of the fight, former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson praised Paul for his performance – and later said that he was going to push for a fight between Paul and former two division champion Badou Jack.
“I’m trying to get Logan Paul to fight Badou Jack. I wanna see what he says about that,” Tyson told former champion Zab Judah during an Instagram Live interview.
Jack picked up a dominant win on the Mayweather-Paul pay-per-view undercard.
During a recent episode of Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson, the retired heavyweight spoke with Jack about the possibility of facing Paul.
Jack has obvious interest in doing that fight, but he doubts the same enthusiasm will be shared by Paul.
“I’ll fight him,” Jack said. “But do you think he’d want to fight me? I don’t believe he’s got the balls to fight me. I don’t think he’s stupid enough.”
Tyson disagreed with his position.
“He is stupid enough to do it,” Tyson said. “That would be so beautiful, if that could happen. He did really well in the Floyd fight, so it’s a possibility he could go a couple of rounds with you, a couple of exciting rounds.”
Paul has yet to reveal his next course of action when it comes to his boxing career, but there have been reports of a potential boxing match with MMA legend Anderson Silva, who recently picked up an upset decision win over former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.