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Mike Tyson warned he is ‘very irresponsible’ after agreeing to Jake Paul bout

Mike Tyson warned he is ‘very irresponsible’ after agreeing to Jake Paul bout

Mike Tyson has been called “very irresponsible” for agreeing to fight Jake Paul.

The 57-year-old boxing legend retired from the sport in 2005, though is set to make a comeback against the YouTuber, 27, in July. However, ‘Iron Mike’ has been warned by sportsman Barry McGuigan that he “shouldn’t be near a boxing ring” due to his age and health.

He told The Sun newspaper: “You can be sure money’s got something to do with it.

“The governing body should be seriously badly reprimanded for that, getting a 57-year-old guy in to box.

“That’s just really stupid and irresponsible. He shouldn’t be near a boxing ring at 57 years old. It's just very irresponsible. It's very dangerous.

“The problem with so many of these influencers boxing is that the general public think anybody can do it. They can’t. That’s what annoys the professional fighters about these influencers.”

McGuigan’s son Shane - who trains the likes of Daniel Dubois and Adam Azim - added: “They’re trying to steal headlines in the sense, ‘Ok, let’s bring in Mike Tyson’ because he’s done it all, it just discredits what he’s done in his career.

“He’s the face of boxing. Jake Paul’s not going to put on his YouTube channel when he spars bad or when he feels [bad] and he’s upset and he’s crying or he’s frustrated.

“He’s only putting on the good days. Kids just wanna see glitz and glamour and gossip.

“This sport’s a real hard sport and you can’t fake it, you can’t just suddenly get to a world title.

“You can’t just turn up one day without no training. You’ve got to put the hours and work in and it’s brutal.”

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