Jake Paul takes aim at “jealous” Conor McGregor for comments about his upcoming fight with Mike Tyson

By Susan Cox - March 22, 2024

Jake Paul is taking aim at ‘jealous’ Conor McGregor for comments about his upcoming fight with Mike Tyson.

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The upcoming boxing match between Jake Paul and former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will take place on Saturday, July 20th at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas and will air live on Netflix.

Many fans and fighters alike have weighed in on the announced fight, sharing opinions and offering predictions as to who will come out the victor.

Conor McGregor who is currently promoting his new movie ‘Road House’ was asked for his opinion about the upcoming bout between Paul and Tyson to which he replied:

”It’s a bit strange. My interest is low. I don’t know. I don’t understand it.”

Paul, speaking on his ‘B/S with Jake Paul’ podcast shared the following:

“So Conor, you’re saying that interest is low for the fight but the last fight you announced, there were 1,000 articles written in a multiple-day span, people talking about your last fight. In that same multiple-day span, there were 10,000 articles written about (Paul vs. Tyson).”

Continuing, Paul said:

“No fight ever has done these numbers in terms of faceoff views, Instagram reels. Just on our main pages alone, it’s like 50, 60 million Instagram views on both of our posts — not to mention every single other sports page posting it. That’s never happened in the history of the sport to reach those numbers. So this is, in my mind, the biggest fight the world will ever see.”

“There’s no reason for them to be jealous. I get that people are jealous, but this is helping the sport of boxing. Isn’t that what people should want to see — getting more kids into the gyms, spanning two generations together, doing it on the biggest scale possible? When the old heads like Conor are still trying to hate, why are you trying to pull people down? Your ego is that (big)?”

Jake Paul believes his fight with Mike Tyson is sure to reach more viewers than Conor McGregor’s clash with Floyd Mayweather back in August of 2017 (h/t MMAMania):

“It’ll be more viewed, 1,000 percent — for sure more viewed. Obviously, it’ll be free (for Netflix subscribers), so we can’t compare pay-per-view numbers.”

Do you believe, as the Problem Child does, that the Irishman is just jealous?

Will you be tuning in come July? Do you think, even with the 30 year age difference, that Tyson can defeat Paul?

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