MICHAEL BISPING predicted Mike Tyson ‘absolutely flatlining’ Logan Paul and said the YouTuber’s brother Jake is ‘by far the better boxer.’
Heavyweight legend Tyson and social media sensation Paul were rumoured to be in talks for an exhibition in February.
Neither have confirmed the reports, but Tyson exclusively revealed to SunSport that he will return to the ring in February.
Paul, 26, has not boxed since taking American legend Floyd Mayweather, 44, the distance in their exhibition in June.
But despite that feat, former UFC champion Bisping gave him little chance against Tyson, who is 29 YEARS older.
He said on his YouTube channel: “Logan, you know, he’s tall, you know, he’s long. He’s kind of a big guy, he’s athletic. He’s got a great physique.
“Jake Paul is by far the better boxer I would say. If I had to pick who was better then I’d say Jake Paul’s way better but Logan, you know, he has some skills.
“He can certainly punch and as I say, he’s big and he’s athletic and he’ll learn from the fight against Floyd.
“Maybe he’ll learn to manage his gas tank a little better. But there’s just no way I don’t see Mike Tyson going out there and absolutely flatlining him.”
Tyson, 55, returned to boxing in November, after 15 years out, and drew with Roy Jones Jr, 52, in an exhibition.
On the undercard, Paul’s younger brother Jake, 24, knocked out ex-NBA star Nate Robinson, 37, to extend his record to 2-0.
He has since beat former UFC fighters Ben Askren, 37, by KO and Tyron Woodley, 39, most recently on points.
Before beating Askren, the internet phenomenon was in talks to fight Bisping, who retired from the UFC in 2018.
The Brit was unable to come to terms with Paul and just months later was ringside as a pundit to witness the win over Woodley.
And Bisping has since hailed Paul for his influence on boxing since debuting professionally in 2020 against online rival ‘AnEsonGib’.
He said: “Jake Paul isn’t just a YouTuber. He’s a boxer now. He’s still a YouTuber, but he’s also a boxer.
“Just because you discover your love for the sweet science later in life doesn’t mean you have to be labelled a YouTuber your entire life.
“The reality is, Jake Paul’s doing a great thing in the boxing world. Jake Paul’s bringing a lot of attention, a lot of eyes to the boxing world.”