Mike Tyson sees dollar signs when it comes to the Paul Brothers. Love them or hate them, but they have taken the boxing world by storm as the very mention of their name will garner a ton of attention.
During the latest episode of his HotBoxin podcast, Tyson told Freddie Gibbs he would actually fight Logan Paul in a boxing match, because he believes it could generate upwards of $100 million.
It was just last month when Tyson spoke highly of Jake and Logan Paul and YouTube boxing in general, claiming their journey into the sport is the “changing of the guard” and believes it will shape its future.
“This is the deal. We’re talking from a business perspective. I don’t care if it looks goofy or funny. That money is real, and these guys are getting knocked out. It’s all just entertainment,” he said.
“If I bring the world champion and put him on my card and he brings a million people, that’s a lot. But if I bring this little fking blonde-haired, blue-eyed fk, he comes up with 70 million. I love him. I’ll put him on my card.”
Tyson described this process as “the changing of the guard” for the sport, which he knows is hard for people to come to terms with.
“Ten years from now, I want to have all the YouTuber boxers have a tournament and fight to determine who will be the champion of their world. They’ll have their own belt, and they can put that up against a boxer’s belt.”