article-img

Mike Tyson and Jake Paul discuss corruption in boxing

10 months ago By Sports Desk

Mike Tyson is undoubtedly one of the greatest boxers of all time. The former undisputed heavyweight world champion walked away from the sport with a record of 50 wins, 6 losses, and 2 no-contest results. He also holds the record as the youngest boxer ever to win a heavyweight title. 

Needless to say, ‘Iron Mike’ knows a thing or two about the gritty world of boxing. Over a career that spanned two decades, one of the most critical lessons Mike Tyson learned was to stay aware of corrupt boxing promotions. 

In a recent episode of his podcast, Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson, he spoke to YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul. ‘The Problem Child’ is among the most radioactive personalities in professional boxing today and has a professional record of 7-1.

During their conversation, Mike Tyson and Jake Paul touched upon the subject of corruption in boxing today. ‘Iron Mike’ pointed out how people with the best reputations turn out to be the biggest thieves in boxing. ‘The Problem Child’ then added:


“It’s one of the most corrupt businesses in the world… So many fighters are taken advantage of when they’re young. Signing to these ten-fifteen fight deals for “guaranteed money” they’re locked in. Then their promoters take advantage of them… They’re just stuck in their contracts.”

Watch the full video here:


Jake Paul admits to Mike Tyson that he’s losing money through his boxing promotion to help other fighters

While Jake Paul is undoubtedly among the most polarizing entities in boxing, his influence on the sport is undeniable. Ever since his professional boxing debut against AnEnsonGib in January 2020, ’The Problem Child’ has been vocal about his intentions to bring about a positive change in the sport. 

Paul is often accused of stat-padding his professional record against former MMA fighters in the twilight of their careers. Having beaten Anderson Silva, Nate Diaz, Tyron Woodley, and Ben Askren in the squared circle, the YouTuber may not have earned the respect of combat sports fans. However, he successfully used his platform to draw attention to some critical issues that plagued the sport. 

In 2021, Jake Paul, alongside former UFC chief financial officer Nakisa Bidarian, introduced Most Valuable Productions (MVP). The controversial influencer has often claimed to use his organization to bring about a change in boxing. 

On the same episode of Mike Tyson’s podcast, Paul outlined how he’s losing money through MVP to help boxers. He stated:

“The reason why I’m shaking up the game so much is because I don’t need the money from the promotion. I have lost money from my promotional company in terms of just my time added, and all the work I do, it’s like breaking even at best… Me and my promotional partner do it because we wanna help these other fighters realize their dreams and grow.”

More Recommendations
Unlock a World of Endless Discoveries: Your Personalized Recommendation Engine
article-image

WWE Payback has generated hype and exposure similar to that of a big-budget Hollywood Action Movie. In this world controlled… Read More

11 months ago Jhon Woug
article-image

WWE Payback 2023 was the latest stop in Becky Lynch’s long-running rivalry with Trish Stratus and Zoey Stark. Big Time… Read More

10 months ago Sports Desk
article-image

The wrestling world was recently buzzing with rumors of a backstage confrontation between CM Punk and Miro at AEW’s All-In… Read More

10 months ago Sports Desk
article-image

More than nine years ago, the New Day made their SmackDown debut with minimal excitement. The group initially faced a… Read More

9 months ago Jhon Woug
article-image

WWE’s Crown Jewel event has become an annual spectacle with a significant global following. In 2023, the event is set… Read More

9 months ago Jhon Woug
article-image

After CM Punk was fired from the company, the wrestling world is eagerly awaiting the upcoming episode of AEW Dynamite,… Read More

10 months ago Sports Desk
Stories Going Viral
Unleashing the Power of Stories
article-image

Fastlane 2023 is just around the corner, and WWE fans are eagerly anticipating the surprises and showdowns this event has… Read More

10 months ago Sports Desk
article-image

Conor McGregor certainly lives up to his ‘Notorious’ moniker. The Irishman recently trolled Michael Chandler on social media after the… Read More

1 years ago Sports Desk
article-image

Amidst the intense realm of mixed martial arts (MMA), where personalities clash and champions soar, Anatoly Malykhin towers above his… Read More

5 months ago Jhon Woug
article-image

In an earth-shattering announcement that has sports enthusiasts buzzing with excitement, the worlds of professional wrestling and American football are… Read More

10 months ago Jhon Woug
article-image

Randy Orton, the renowned WWE superstar, made headlines last year in the gaming world, not for his wrestling prowess but… Read More

9 months ago Jhon Woug
article-image

Sean O’Malley is the new UFC bantamweight champion. The 28-year-old recently defeated Aljamain Sterling at UFC 292 via second-round knockout… Read More

10 months ago Sports Desk
Join Our Exclusive Newsletter and Stay in the Loop!