“A Young Kid Being a Bully” – Carl Froch Questions Jake Paul’s Tyson Figh

By @James_theGrad - 03/18/2024 - Comments

Carl Froch is disgusted at the idea of the much younger YouTuber Jake Paul fighting the 58-year-old Mike Tyson on July 20th. Froch views this fight as a dangerous one for the former unified heavyweight champion Tyson due to his age and 20 years of inactivity.

Froch questions what Jake is getting out of fighting Mike Tyson, and the answer is obvious. He’s going to make a lot of money, and add many new followers to his Instagram and YouTube channels.

That’ll translate to even more dough for Jake, so it’s a win-win situation for him to fight Tyson. Even if Jake loses, he still gets the added followers and the big payday.

Even though Jake isn’t a world-class cruiserweight, he’s still much younger at 27 than Mike Tyson, and he can punch. Unlike Tyson, Jake has been training continually since starting his professional boxing career, and he’s kept active.

Tyson’s stamina was poor for his last fight nearly 20 years ago, and it hasn’t improved, especially with his smoking. Jake will likely try to wear Tyson down and then go for the knockout in the second half of their fight on Netflix in Arlington, Texas.

What Does Jake Paul Gain?

“A young kid being a bully. What’s he getting out of fighting Mike Tyson? What, exactly, does Jake Paul feel that he’s achieving by beating a guy who’s nearly 60 years old?” Carl Froch asked on his YouTube channel why Jake Paul is fighting Mike Tyson on July 20th.

Ideally, Jake would focus on fighting guys around his own age in his weight class at cruiserweight to prove himself. Jai Opetaia would likely jump at the chance to fight Jake, and it’s one that would show whether he’s cut out for the sport.

“The people who don’t understand boxing might get excited about it. ‘It’s still Iron Mike Tyson, the big bad man,’ and he still has got a punch. The punch power is the last thing to leave a professional fighter. Your reflexes go, your fitness goes, your punch resistance goes. If that’s gone, imagine Jake Paul knocking out Mike Tyson.”