LOGAN PAUL cannot be convinced fighting Mike Tyson is a step too far in his boxing career.
The YouTuber claimed moral victory recently by taking Floyd Mayweather the full eight round distance in their exhibition fight.
And it has given him the confidence to contemplate sharing the ring with one of boxing’s most feared punchers.
Paul said on his podcast: “My lawyer mentioned it and he was like, ‘No, Tyson will rip your head off, you don’t stand a chance’.
“I’m like bro, I literally just went through all of this, you can’t tell me I can’t beat Mike Tyson. Bro, he’s old, old.”
With Paul, 26, and Tyson, 54, at the centre of boxing exhibitions spectacles, here SunSport details how the two compare.
Iron Mike stunned all last year as he announced plans to make a comeback, 15 years after retiring.
After completing a stunning body transformation, he returned to the ring against Roy Jones Jr, 52, in November over eight rounds.
Tyson was full of aggression throughout and landed some of his trademark left hooks to head and body.
He was still able to show off sharp angle changes but his footwork was clearly not what it used to be, as he plodded around the ring.
Tyson was the stronger man against Jones but at times struggled with the speed coming back at him, something Paul would take confidence from.
He was also not effective in the clinch, as Paul was regularly tying Mayweather up when he was forced to survive.
Tyson’s return ended in a draw, but after such a long time out of action, the American icon promised to improve on his performance next time.
He said: “I felt really good, I felt confident. I felt that I could do it again… It’ll be better this time.”
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Paul first boxed in a 2018 white collar bout with online rival KSI – which ended in a draw.
They controversially turned professional a year later, with little experience, and KSI emerged victorious by scrappy, split-decision.
Paul showed a degree of boxing know-how with a respectable jab and counter uppercut, but a two-point deduction for hitting and holding cost him the result.
In the two years since, he clearly improved after continuing to dedicate himself to training, but in reality is still a novice beginner.
Mayweather failed to overcome the TWO STONE size advantage as he was unable to score what many predicted was a guaranteed KO.
Still, Paul displayed a good jab to keep the distance and even landed very rare shots on his legendary opponent.
Also impressively, he showed a good engine to fight until the end against one of the sport’s most gifted fighters.
It remains to be seen whether he could do the same against the likes of Tyson, who is heavier and more powerful than Mayweather.