Bernard Hopkins takes aim at “side show” Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson fight: “I could watch two turtles race and be more excited” /d

Boxing legend Bernard Hopkins has questioned the upcoming boxing showdown between Jake Paul and Mike Tyson.

Jake Paul, Mike Tyson

As we all know, Jake Paul and Mike Tyson will collide later this year in a blockbuster boxing match. Their collision is currently scheduled for July 20 at AT&T Stadium, with Netflix being set to stream the contest.

Because of the age and inactivity of Tyson, many have called this bout into question. Paul, as we know, doesn’t tend to go for the most conventional opponents, and he looks to be keeping that trend going.


In the eyes of Bernard Hopkins, this isn’t exactly the most exciting fight he could hope to see.

Hopkins questions Tyson/Paul

“I don’t like it. I don’t like it,” Hopkins told Fight Hub TV and other reporters on Tuesday. “I look at Mike, I look at him different in a way of my era, like people looked at Ali. I looked at Ali different, too. Marvin Hagler, ‘Sugar’ Ray Robinson.

“I don’t like it. I think it’s becoming more of a side show with some sweat and maybe some blood, if we’re lucky. I won’t watch it. I could watch two turtles race and be more excited.”

“It’s because of how I look at Mike Tyson,” Hopkins said. “I’ve shared not only the ring with Mike Tyson a few times, but the era, a little tip of the era. I just think it degrades him. You’re getting 100 million, 200 million. Please, OK.”

Quotes via MMA Junkie

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