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Jake Paul explains body transformation after being branded “fat” by Mike Tyson

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Jake Paul has revealed he has piled on the pounds to prevent Mike Tyson dominating him physically in their boxing fight.

YouTube star Paul will take on heavyweight legend Tyson in Texas in July in a controversial boxing fight which will go on both boxers’ records. The fight will be held over eight two-minute rounds after Tyson, who will turn 58 before the first bell, requested the shortened sessions.

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Paul, who will be 30 years younger than his rival, has been bulking up to heavyweight and claims to weigh around 230lb, around the same as Anthony Joshua for his fights in the past.

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And the social media sensation has admitted he doesn’t want to be bullied in the ring having previously fought at cruiserweight.

“Everything has been good but it’s been a little transition moving to heavyweight. I definitely needed to put on weight so that I’m able to compete with Mike Tyson and so that he’s not able to throw me around in the ring,” he told TMZ Sports.

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“We’ve been sparring heavyweights and eating more food. Mike Tyson has called me fat but I believe fat will turn into muscle and come fight night I believe I will be able to move and dance around the ring like a true heavyweight.”

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But Tyson has taken a less flattering view of Paul, claiming his opponent looks “fat”. “I don’t know if he’s in his prime. He’s fat. He should be lean and mean and he’s fat and funky. I saw him with his shirt off though and he’s fat,” he said.

Paul responded by reminding Tyson of his shock defeat by Buster Douglas in 1990. “Hey, Buster Douglas was fat. Am I right? I know, but you know Buster Douglas, I’m better.

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I’m going to end you quicker than he did and you’ll remember that forever,” he said.

“You started me off. I appreciate that. Mike, I love you. I love you like a father loves his son, but I must discipline you. You’re going down, man.”

 

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