🚨 Mike Tyson hits back at critics of Jake Paul fight with bold claim

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Mike Tyson is set to return to the ring on July 20th.

‘Iron Mike’ will lace up the gloves once more when he takes on Jake Paul in an event that will be broadcast on Netflix.

The bout has received much criticism from those in the sport with the age gap and ‘the former baddest man on the planet’s’ recent health issues being of concern to many.

But now the legendary heavyweight has fired back at those who have slammed the fight.

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Speaking to Reuters he said: “I’m 58 and what? I’m getting billions of views from just talking to somebody about fighting. Everybody, even most of the athletes, they’re jealous, that’s whack.

“I say in your prime you couldn’t draw a million people, man. What are you talking, you couldn’t sell out arena. Who at 58 could sell out an 80,000-seat arena?

“Why you think he wants to fight me and not anybody else? Everybody wants to fight him, all the boxers want to fight him. But if he fought them the only people that will come are the people that like him.

“The other guys, their parents might not even come watch them. That’s just keeping it real. They’re too boring for their children to watch, it’s like watching grass grow.”

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