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Mike Tyson thinks being called out by Jake Paul is ‘AWESOME’ as boxing icon says ‘you can’t take yourself too seriously’

MIKE TYSON insists that it is “cool” that he has been called out for a boxing fight by Jake and Logan Paul.

Iron Mike returned to the ring in 2020 for an eight-round exhibition fight that ended in a draw with Roy Jones Jr.

Mike Tyson says it’s cool being called out by the Paul brothers
Jake Paul has voiced his desire to face Iron Mike in the ring

On the undercard of his first bout for 15 years Jake Paul knocked out ex-NBA star Nate Robinson to move to 2-0 in his career.

He is now on 5-0 after beating Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley twice, while his elder sibling impressively went the distance with Floyd Mayweather last year.

Both of them seem keen on getting in the ring with former heavyweight world champion Tyson and have called him out publicly.

But the Baddest Man on the Planet had an unexpected response when he was asked whether it annoyed him on Joe Rogan’s podcast.

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The 55-year-old said: “No, it doesn’t, I don’t think. I think it is awesome… I think it’s cool.

“You can’t take yourself too seriously. I mean, the world will turn on you if you take yourself too seriously.

“Who the hell am I to take myself too seriously. Made all this money, got this reputation and now I’m looking at people screw facing them down… I have a great life… how can I be mad at somebody.

“Think about it? When my ego is not involved, who can I really be and at somebody?”

When asked over the possibility of him facing Jake and about rumours a deal had been agreed previously, Tyson said: “Hey, I ain’t got no f****** money. So where’s the f****** contract?

“I ain’t know nothing about it. Listen, I’ve been smoking with him forever, I did some shrooms with him as well. But I’ve never heard this. I was with him in St Barts not too long ago partying and he never told me this.

“I’ve never heard this from nobody, I’ve just heard this from you guys. We got to get some more man s***, blue-eyed, blonde hair, that s*** is very expensive, we need to get some more money, man.”

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