Rapper Snoop Dogg has warned Paul that facing Tyson could be a grave mistake and expects the legendary heavyweight to stop the YouTube star within two rounds
Hip-Hop artist Snoop Dogg has warned Logan Paul that facing Mike Tyson would be a huge mistake while predicting a two-round beatdown.
YouTube star Paul has refused to rule out a clash with the legendary former heavyweight world champion in an exhibition clash next year.
But American musician Snoop has warned Paul he will be knocked out inside two rounds and believes it could revive Tyson’s “old instincts”.
“Well, see, when he whoops Logan, it’s all a domino effect,” Snoop Dogg said on the Joe Rogan Experience. “[Like] ‘Now go get your little brother!’
“C’mon Joe [Rogan] quit playing with me, man. It’s Mike Tyson we talking about. This is not a regular mother******. It may trigger his old instincts. That mother****** is still in there! I predict a second round KO for Tyson.”
Tyson has confirmed his ring return is set to take place next February and it will be his second exhibition after facing fellow boxing legend Roy Jones Jr last year.
He also revealed that any comeback would be against a “stimulating opponent”, having previously admitted his admiration for Paul’s short career in boxing.
The YouTube star is yet to win a bout but managed to go the full eight-round distance with Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition in June.
He has also faced two YouTube bouts with British streaming sensation KSI when he drew the opening meeting before suffering defeat in the rematch via split-decision.
Tyson has refused to rule out a bout with Paul in the past, hinting at the lucrative financial incentives that could be on offer if the pair decide to touch gloves.
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And if it generates as much interest as Paul’s last exhibition with Mayweather the pair could be on to a winner, with the fight projected to have sold over 1 million pay-per-views globally.
Paul is extremely confident of gaining victory in any potential bout, but admits it would be hard stepping into the ring against one of his “childhood heroes”.
“It’s so hard,” Paul told Behind The Gloves during his brother Jake’s launch press conference for his fifth professional fight with Tommy Fury.
“Can I be honest with you? It’s like I’d love to fight Mike Tyson because it’s a legacy thing and I think I beat him, I really do.
“And a lot of people laugh but, I f***ing beat him. He’s just too old. “But at the same time, if I beat Mike Tyson, you know, a living legend, the narrative is you beat up an old man.
“And I have to beat up one of my heroes. That kind of sucks. Everyone has a time limit and he’s a legend, but eventually your prowess fades and I think his probably has, so we’ll see.”