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    Logan Paul vs Mike Tyson tale of the tape: How YouTuber star compares with boxing legend as pair talk over fight

    LOGAN PAUL refuses to be told that fighting Mike Tyson is a step too far in his boxing career. The YouTuber claimed a moral victory recently by taking Floyd Mayweather the full eight round distance in their exhibition fight.

    And it has given him the confidence to contemplate sharing the ring with one of boxing’s most feared punchers.
    Paul said on his podcast: “My lawyer mentioned it and he was like, ‘No, Tyson will rip your head off, you don’t stand a chance’.
    “I’m like bro, I literally just went through all of this, you can’t tell me I can’t beat Mike Tyson. Bro, he’s old, old.”
    With Paul, 26, and Tyson, 54, at the centre of boxing exhibition spectacles, here SunSport details how the two compare.
    Mike Tyson
    Iron Mike stunned the world last year when he announced plans to make a comeback, 15 years after retiring.
    After completing a stunning body transformation, he returned to the ring against Roy Jones Jr, 52, in November over eight rounds.
    Tyson was full of aggression throughout and landed some of his trademark left hooks to the head and body.
    He was still able to show off sharp angle changes but his footwork was clearly not what it used to be, as he plodded around the ring.
    Tyson was the stronger man against Jones but at times struggled with the speed coming back at him, something Paul would take confidence from.
    He was also not effective in the clinch, as Paul was regularly tying Mayweather up when he was forced to survive.
    Tyson’s return ended in a draw, but after such a long time out of action, the American icon promised to improve on his performance next time.
    He said: “I felt really good, I felt confident. I felt that I could do it again… It’ll be better this time.”
    Mike Tyson in his comeback fight with Roy Jones JrCredit: AP
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    Logan Paul
    Paul first boxed in a 2018 white collar bout with online rival KSI – which ended in a draw.
    They controversially turned professional a year later, with little experience, and KSI emerged victorious by scrappy, split-decision.
    Paul showed a degree of boxing know-how with a respectable jab and counter uppercut, but a two-point deduction for hitting and holding cost him the result.
    In the two years since, he clearly improved after continuing to dedicate himself to training, but in reality is still a novice.

    Mayweather failed to overcome the TWO STONE size advantage as he was unable to score what many predicted was a guaranteed KO.
    Still, Paul displayed a good jab to keep the distance and even landed very rare shots on his legendary opponent.
    Also impressively, he showed a good engine to fight until the end against one of the sport’s most gifted fighters.
    It remains to be seen whether he could do the same against the likes of Tyson, who is heavier and more powerful than Mayweather.
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    Canelo Alvarez in talks for September 11 undisputed clash with Caleb Plant in Las Vegas, reveals promoter Eddie Hearn

    CANELO ALVAREZ is in talks for a September 11 undisputed title fight with Caleb Plant in Las Vegas. Canelo is one belt away from super-middleweight supremacy after beating Billy Joe Saunders into submission in May.
    Canelo Alvarez pictured next to promoter Eddie Hearn, with Billy Joe Saunders, rightCredit: AP
    Caleb Plant is in talks to fight Canelo AlvarezCredit: Getty
    It saw him add the WBO title to his WBA and WBC collection, with American Plant’s IBF version the final piece in the puzzle.
    Per the Daily Star, Eddie Hearn said: “Hopefully we will have a Canelo Alvarez undisputed fight on September 11 on the platform.
    “It is hard to say but it is almost like a tribute to that date.
    “We’ve been talking to DAZN about a number of ideas for around the first responders and stuff like that.
    “We’ve spoken to MGM and they feel like it is to be looked at as a tribute to that date – a date when we can incorporate a number of activities to give those people the respect they deserve.”
    Canelo, 30, left promoters Golden Boy at the end of last year, which in turn terminated his 11-fight deal with DAZN.
    But as a free agent, he has linked up with promoter Hearn and still featured on sports streaming service DAZN in his last three fights.
    The last three, against Callum Smith, 31, Avni Yildirim, 29, and Saunders, 31, were all promoted by Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing.

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    But his short-term deal with them is now up, though Canelo wants to renew their partnership.
    Having made the move as a free agent, the four-division champion is free to fight who he wants.
    As a result, it means he could feature on Fox’s pay-per-view platform to face Plant, 28, who is signed to Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions.
    Hearn has maintained he expects both DAZN and PBC to make offers for the unifciation, but will work with Canelo on either network.
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    Tyson Fury urges close friend Billy Joe Saunders to return to boxing as retiring on defeat could ‘haunt him forever’

    TYSON FURY has urged his close friend Billy Joe Saunders to return to boxing as retiring on defeat could ‘haunt him forever’. Saunders has been left contemplating his career after a devastating first career loss to the hands of Canelo Alvarez.
    Tyson Fury pictured with close friend Billy Joe SaundersCredit: Stevenage FC
    Billy Joe Saunders was brutally beaten by Canelo AlvarezCredit: Reuters
    Mexican superstar Canelo caused the Brit to have FOUR fractures in his eye and cheekbone following a brutal uppercut in their fight in May.
    Saunders revealed he is ’50-50′ on whether to hang up the gloves – but he has been told by the WBC heavyweight champion to fight on.
    Fury said on SecondsOut: “I’ve told him that he should recover from his injuries, come back and win another world title. Don’t go out like that.
    “He’s been in this game a long time and I believe that Billy Joe needs to fight again for his own inner spirit.
    “He doesn’t do it for the money because he’s made a lot of money as well.
    “He’ll never be broke, but it’s more than that. It’s about going out on the right causes.
    “I think Billy Joe, if he doesn’t fight again, it’ll probably haunt him forever that he went out with a loss.
    “An injury loss as well – it hurts more. If you get knocked out or smashed to bits in a fight then you know you weren’t good enough.
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    “But I believe he was in that fight and it was a close fight up until obviously he got his face smashed in.”
    Saunders will leave his future in the sport down to his dad Tom.
    He told talkSPORT: “At the end of the day, I’m 31 years old, if I don’t ever wanna work again, wanna sit back, wanna chill, I can do that.
    “And so it should be, I’ve put a lot of time into boxing and I’ve paid my dues. The sport’s been very, very good to me…
    “I’m 31, I haven’t took no punishment, I haven’t been battered from pillar to post, brain dead and can’t put a sentence together, so I need to sit back and look at my options.
    “Because the options have to weigh up – the thought of me just coming in and fighting for a world rating or something, belts don’t feed the kids.
    The uppercut which caused the damageCredit: Getty
    “Everything would have to stack up and [be] the right fight.
    “Because coming down from fights like that, it’s very hard, where do you go from there. I’ll have a chat with my dad because he’ll have a big say in it.
    “To be fair it will be more or less down to my dad in the conversation more than me if I’m honest.
    “It’s one of them where it’s 50/50. Whether I think, I will have one more or a couple more, but they’ve gotta be the right sort of fights.
    “If he says, ‘Leave it son, don’t go back for more,’ then that’s probably what I’ll do.”
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    Deontay Wilder is ‘vulnerable’ heading into Tyson Fury trilogy fight and his ‘footwork is horrendous’, says Tony Bellew

    DEONTAY WILDER is ‘vulnerable’ heading into his trilogy fight with Tyson Fury and his ‘footwork is horrendous’, Tony Bellew said. Fury initially drew with Wilder in 2018 but brilliantly swapped tactics in the rematch two years later to go on the offensive.
    Deontay Wilder is ‘vulnerable’ heading into his trilogy with Tyson Fury, Tony Bellew saidCredit: The Sun
    Tony Bellew blasted that Deontay Wilder’s ‘footwork is horrendous’Credit: Getty
    It saw him score two knockdowns before ending the argument with a seventh-round stoppage.
    Former cruiserweight champion Bellew believes Wilder was exposed for being unable to box on the back foot.
    And he argued with the American returning as a beaten fighter for the first time, he is at a physiological disadvantage.
    Bellew, 38, told talkSPORT: “He’s always going to be that dangerous one-punch hitter.
    “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks is a very old saying, but you can in boxing to a certain extent if someone has the technical ability to change, but this boy hasn’t I’m sorry to say.
    “He’s amazingly powerful with one shot. He has a massive right hand. That’s not ever going to change.
    “His footwork is horrendous. His judgment of distance is even worse.
    “And now that he’s been found out that he doesn’t like taking it on the back foot, he’s even more vulnerable.”
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    Fury, 32, switched trainer before winning the WBC title last year as Sugarhill Steward mapped out the front foot tactics.
    This time, Wilder, 35, has made changes with Malik Scott – the man he knocked out in 2014 – his new head coach.
    But Bellew is adamant it matters little and warned to expect a repeat result when they complete their trilogy on July 24 in Las Vegas.
    He said: “Everyone will be eager to see how badly damaged Deontay Wilder is and if he has anything left.
    “For me, to be honest, I just think it’s a routine performance for Tyson Fury. 
    “He goes in, puts the pressure on again and he boxes like he did in the rematch. It was a Klitschko-esque performance in the Wilder rematch. 
    How Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder stack up ahead of the trilogy fightCredit: SUNSPORT
    “He gets in close, he leans on him, pushing him back all the time using his physical attributes and weight advantage to tire and exhaust Deontay Wilder. 
    “And then, basically, the heavier punches and slaps finish him off. Wilder was exhausted after two rounds.
    “That’s never been seen before because he’s never fought anyone before who could be so physically imposing and demanding of him. 
    “If you get up close to Wilder with a big weight and size advantage, all you have to do is lean on him.
    “Sounds easier said than done, but Fury made it look so easy. 
    “Everyone said it was an amazing performance, but everyone hated it when Klitschko did it for years, so it’s a double-edged sword.”
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    Tyson Fury plans to weigh staggering 300 LBS for Deontay Wilder trilogy as he reveals secret game plan for fight

    TYSON FURY plans to weigh a whopping 300lbs for his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder next month.The Gypsy King will renew his rivalry with the American on July 24 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
    Tyson Fury plans to put on the beef for his trilogy fight with Deontay WilderCredit: Getty
    The Gypsy King will renew his rivalry with Wilder in Las Vegas next monthCredit: Alamy
    Fury beefed up considerably ahead of his rematch with The Bronze Bomber last February, tipping the scales at 273lbs, but plans to be even heavier third time around.
    During Tuesday’s pre-fight press conference, he said: “I gave my game plan away the first time because he wasn’t good enough to do anything about it.
    “And I’ll do the same thing this time because he’s not good enough to do anything about it.
    “Deontay Wilder is a one-trick pony. He’s got one-punch power, we all know that – great.
    “But what I’m going to do to Deontay Wilder this time is I’m going to run him over as if I’m an 18-wheeler and he’s a human being.
    “I guarantee he does not go past where he did before [the seventh round].

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    How Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder stack up ahead of their trilogy fightCredit: SUNSPORT
    “Because before, I only had five or six weeks practicing what I’m going to do to him. This time, I’ve had 18 months of practicing what I’m going to do to him.
    “So I anticipate it’s going to be like an 18-wheeler running over somebody, and that’s what you’re gonna see.
    “I’m building my weight up, trying to get up to 300lbs for this fight. Because I’m looking for a big knockout straight away.”
    Three hundred pounds – which is just a little over 21.4stone – is the same weight as a fully-grown gorilla.
    And it’s also the equivalent of two Phil Fodens stepping on the scales.
    Fury’s size and aggression proved to be key in his seventh-round TKO victory over the Wilder in Sin City.

    And his plan to add more size is clearly a bid to increase the stopping power of his punches.
    Fury vs Wilder III came to fruition last month after an American judge ordered the pair to trade heavy leather again.
    And Fury can’t help but wonder if Wilder’s heart is truly in their third tussle.
    He said: “I don’t believe he’s mentally, physically or emotionally involved in this fight, and I think he’s doing it for the wrong reasons.
    “And when people do things for the wrong reasons, they always wind up getting hurt. We’ll see on fight night if I’m a man of my word and if I can run him over quicker than round seven. And I think I do.
    Wilder, 35, didn’t answer a single question during the presser, a silence that has Fury convinced he’s not mentally recovered his first professional loss.
    Tyson Fury believes Deontay Wilder hasn’t mentally recovered from their rematchCredit: Rex

    The WBC champ said: “It shows how weak of a mental person he is.
    “It shows how much the beating from the last fight has taken an emotional and physical effect on his life.
    “I was worried about Deontay Wilder for quite a while after the defeat I gave him.
    “Obviously he’s doing his little thing with his earphones on and he doesn’t want to answer any questions, that’s up to him.
    “I’m here to promote a fight and talk to the press – what I always do.
    “So if Deontay Wilder doesn’t want to commit to this press conference, then I’ll take his part.
    “I’ll play a double character if you want?
    “I’m quite good at this role-playing stuff so I’ll be both Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury and we’ll play a little game.”
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    Logan Paul says ‘you can’t tell me I can’t beat Mike Tyson’ as YouTube star looks for next fight after Floyd Mayweather

    LOGAN PAUL insists he can beat Mike Tyson as the YouTuber looks for his next fight after taking Floyd Mayweather the distance. The social media star, to the surprise of many including Tyson, avoided a knockout against Mayweather as he survived all eight rounds of their exhibition bout this month.
    Logan Paul went the full eight-round distance with Floyd MayweatherCredit: Getty
    Mike Tyson after his comeback fight with Roy Jones Jr late last yearCredit: Reuters
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    Following his moral victory in the exhibition bout, Paul has eyed another boxing legend in former heavyweight king Tyson.
    He said on his podcast: “Someone mentioned Mike Tyson, like how funny is it? One great at a time. Or is it like you can only fight one?
    “My lawyer mentioned it and he was like, ‘No, Tyson will rip your head off, you don’t stand a chance’.
    “I’m like bro, I literally just went through all of this, you can’t tell me I can’t beat Mike Tyson. Bro, he’s old, old.”
    Mayweather, 44, returned to the ring four years after officially retiring and gave away TWO STONE to Paul.
    Tyson, 54, last year made a remarkable 15 years after his last professional fight and drew in a similar exhibition with Roy Jones Jr, 52.
    The celebrated puncher is plotting his second comeback fight in September and is already training.
    Tyson told Paul to his face while on the social media star’s podcast that Mayweather would easily beat him.
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    But he has since personally apologised and admitted the YouTuber’s performance surprised him.
    Tyson told Paul on FaceTime: “You kicked his ass. You’re bad, I was wrong!
    “I’m proud of you, you kicked ass, I’m proud of you. Everybody’s talking about you, you’re the man.
    “You went eight rounds with the greatest of all times, I was telling people they don’t want to try that s***. You got him with those punches.”
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    Tyson Fury backs Anthony Joshua to beat ‘pumped up cruiserweight’ Oleksandr Usyk and walk ‘straight through’ Ukrainian

    TYSON FURY backed Anthony Joshua to beat ‘pumped up cruiserweight’ Oleksandr Usyk and walk ‘straight through’ him. Joshua is set to face his mandatory challenger Usyk in September after an undisputed title decider with Fury collapsed.
    Tyson Fury backed Anthony Joshua to beat ‘pumped up cruiserweight’ Oleksandr UsykCredit: AFP
    Anthony Joshua is set to face his mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk in SeptemberCredit: Instagram @anthonyjoshua
    The WBC champion instead has to fight Deontay Wilder in a trilogy bout on July 24.
    Fury knows avoiding defeat keeps the all-British super-fight alive – something he is confident Joshua can also do.
    He said on SecondsOut: “I don’t believe Usyk is a heavyweight for one. I think he’s a pumped up cruiserweight who struggles with heavyweights.
    “In my opinion, Derek Chisora beat Oleksandr Usyk – he certainly struggled with Derek Chisora and Joshua is a much bigger, stronger man than Derek.
    “I think he walks straight through Usyk, people are trying to build it up as a scary fight but he didn’t have the power to halt cruiserweights like Mairis Briedis or whoever else he fought.
    “So he ain’t going to halt AJ, 260-pounds of pure muscle and 6ft 6in, how’s he going to keep him off?
    “He couldn’t hurt Derek Chisora, hit him with his best shots on the chin and he didn’t hurt him, or at least it didn’t look like he’d hurt him.”
    Joshua, 31, and Fury, 32, had agreed terms for a first ever four-belt, heavyweight unification on August 14 in Saudi Arabia.
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    But Wilder, 35, argued he was still owed an immediate rematch which was included in his previous contract with Fury.
    Amid the coronavirus pandemic the trilogy was postponed and then cancelled, with Fury’s side believing the stipulation expired.
    Wilder then took his case to arbitration and right at the last he emerged victorious in the legal proceedings.
    It axed the Battle of Britain and set up a third fight between himself and Fury, set for July 10 in Las Vegas.
    Joshua was later ordered by the WBO to face Usyk, 34, providing him with another hurdle standing in the way of fighting Fury.

    Despite the Gypsy King’s recent assessment, he initially predicted AJ would be in for a tough night’s work against the unbeaten southpaw.
    Fury told the Daily Mail only a week earlier: “Usyk is a southpaw, clever, technically very good.
    “He’s smaller as a former cruiserweight champion but he handled Derek Chisora, who is physically tougher than Joshua.
    “So while I’m absolutely confident of beating Wilder, I’m not so sure about AJ not losing his fight.”
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    Deontay Wilder promises to ‘more than punish’ Tyson Fury in trilogy and says it will be ‘most brutal’ win possible

    DEONTAY WILDER promised to ‘more than punish’ Tyson Fury in their trilogy fight and said it will be ‘the most brutal’ win possible. Wilder faces Fury for a third time on July 24 and admitted his disdain for his heavyweight rival is greater than ever.
    Deontay Wilder promised to ‘more than punish’ Tyson Fury in their trilogy fightCredit: Getty Images – Getty
    The American has not had such a heated feud since his 2019 win over Dominic Breazeale – which ended with an empathic first round knockout.
    Wilder said on Fury: “I am going to do more than punish him. I am going to do the most brutal thing you can come up with in your mind.
    “I hate him now, I think nothing of him, there is bad blood and it will always be there.
    “Hate is a motivation to destroy, that’s what the devil does every day. I have never felt this way about any opponent before.
    “Dominic Breazeale was the last one I disliked most.”
    Fury, 32, first drew with Wilder, 35, in 2018 but he emerged a decisive winner two years later after a seventh-round stoppage.
    It leaves the odds stacked against Wilder in their immediate rematch, made worse after he gave a litany of excuses following his loss.
    The ex-WBC champ accused Fury of fighting with WEIGHTS in his gloves, having his water SPIKED and wearing walk-out attire that was too heavy.
    How Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder stack up ahead of the trilogy fightCredit: SUNSPORT
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    Wilder was rightfully pulled out against Fury by his then-assistant coach Mark Breland.
    It later cost Breland his role in the team, and former opponent Malik Scott, 40, has since been appointed head trainer.
    The pair have since been training in secret as they map out their road to redemption having not fought since the defeat in Las Vegas.
    Wilder said: “A lot of people are looking and listening in but on July 24 we will reveal it all. The lay-off has been good for me and bad for him.
    “Because I have had time to progress, they should have got me earlier but they ran and tried to dodge me after I had done right by him and put food on his family’s table.
    “A lot of things will be different, the world will see. During the pandemic I trained non-stop and I have been building.”
    Fury and Wilder were contracted to a trilogy fight, but amid the coronavirus pandemic the it was postponed and then cancelled.
    Fury’s side later argued the stipulation expired as they instead entered talks with AJ for a historic first-ever four-belt heavyweight unification.
    Deontay Wilder was beaten by Tyson Fury in 2020Credit: Getty
    Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder ahead of their July 24 trilogyCredit: Rex
    Wilder, meanwhile took his case to arbitration and right at the last he emerged victorious in the legal proceedings.
    It cancelled the Battle of Britain and set up a third fight between himself and Fury, set for July 10 in Las Vegas.
    Wilder said: “Defeat has not affected me, I have always been happy, I have been able to spend time with my family and now I am ready to go. 
    “Whatever Tyson does in this third fight, I will have an answer for. Just like when the phone rings.” 
    “I was feeling nothing and we were very confident because we knew we were in the right and they knew that as well.
    “I was training when the arbitration call came and when I heard we trained even harder.
    “Justice was served in that part and now it will be served to me on July 24.” 
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