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talking Conor McGregor and Dee Devlin helped influence
him into accepting the fight - 21st July 2023
(21-13 MMA) will be making his boxing debut against
The Problem Child who has a 6-1 record
in the ring, 4 of those wins via knockout.
Diaz opened up about why he agreed to take the fight
with Paul when speaking on the Raw Talk
guy (Paul) actually thinks hell beat up everyones
ass and hes louder than all you fools who are
really beating peoples ass. So, now I have to
step the f**k out the box real quick and whup this
motherf**kers ass so everyone knows whos
the real ass-whupper. You understand what Im
the 38 year old shared:
fool was poppin off on everybody. Like, Oh,
were real fighters. Well prove it, motherf**ker.
Go beat his ass for talking sh*t. He was going after
everybody. On that big of a stage where hes
making everybody believe that, like youre letting
this guy talk sh*t to the whole roster? And aint
no one saying sh*t? Louder than the roster? The UFCs
big, but the roster?
what Jake Paul was saying about Conor McGregor, Nate
then he was talking sh*t to Conor, talking sh*t to
Conor and dissing his wife and sh*t? Some real disrespectful
stuff that he shouldnt have been saying. And
nobodys saying sh*t. Im the one who said
Shut the f*ck up, b**ch. Ill whup your
ass. Have some respect. Youre gonna disrespect
somebodys wife and stuff like that who would
actually whup your ass? To get a fight like that,
that suppresses the fight fight game.
Nate Diaz said (h/t MMAMania):
thats a real fight and you should shut the f*ck
up, and no ones saying anything because everyones
acting like the whole roster, the UFC, everyones
acting like He cant really. But
he should shut the f*ck up. And no ones speaking
up, saying Shut the f*ck up. So
shut the f*ck up.
the fight just 2 weeks away, its anyones
guess as to who will be the victor after 10 rounds
in the boxing ring.
Paul names himself as one of boxing's top three PPV
attractions - April 2023
he prepares to fight Nate Diaz in August, Jake Paul
has spoken about the boxing Pay-Per-View (PPV) market
and how much it has changed over the past decade.
to piracy, the YouTuber and boxer has explained that
it is so much harder now to get people to pay for
a fight legally.
his view, only a handful of fighters encourage people
to fork over cash and he believes that he is one of
the top attractions worldwide in this sense, along
with Tyson Fury and Canelo Alvarez.
PPV is really hard," a tweet from Paul started.
than 10 fighters in the world can truly move six figures
on their own consistently.
is rampant, competition for eyeballs non-stop.
a million buys today is like doing two million buys
10 years ago."
then went on to outline who the "current PPV
movers no matter the opponent" are, with his
criteria being three or more PPV fights with more
than 200,000 buys in each.
the worldwide level, he named Tyson Fury, Canelo Alvarez
and himself, before naming Gervonta Davis, Errol Spence
Jr and Deontay Wilder as top players in the PPV market
for the USA. Similarly, he named Anthony Joshua for
president David Feldman hits out at piracy
Paul's tweet was in response to an article about BKFC
president David Feldman, who spoke about the reasons
why BKFC 41 didn't do as well as expected.
anticipated to do more pay-per-views than we did,"
Feldman said to Unlocking the Cage.
still did good. We did six-figures in pay-per-views,
a little north of six figures, which was very, very
good for us.
projected to do almost double that, though.
I just got a report in that says they found 734,000
illegal streams from that event.
I'm not even pissed off. That's 734,000 people that
watched this event, on top of the people that bought
had north of one million people in the United States
watch this event live. That's unbelievable for us."
Tyson Wants WWE Match With Logan Paul, Talks UFC-WWE
And Launch Of Tyson Pro
- 1st May 2023
Tyson is a renaissance man. A rags-to-riches story,
who also doubled as a cautionary tale of the predatory
nature of boxing promoters, Tyson has landed on his
feet as a one-man empire in his post-boxing life.
in his prime was the face of boxing, a title he admits
now belongs to Gervonta Davis. Tank Davis recently
defeated Ryan Garcia with a seventh-round knockout
in a hotly anticipated (as in an estimated 1.2 million
buys) showdown where Tyson was in attendance. Few
had seen anything like Tyson when he burst onto the
scene as the worlds most terrifying heavyweight
in the 90s. But as a boxer-turned-businessman,
Mike Tysons post-boxing career mirrors that
of George Foreman, whose transformation from stoic
bruiser to lovable magnate is the subject of the biopic
Big George Foreman.
business ventures range from his own cannabis company,
Tyson 2.0, to his popular podcast Hotboxinin
which he named Boosie Badass as his favorite guestto
a new line of high-end boxing equipment Tyson Pro,
launched on April 21.
Tyson Growing His Empire With Tyson Pro
recently launched Tyson Pro brand features high-end
boxing equipment such as wraps, gloves and mitts.
Iron Mike even has designs to one day expand into
developing MMA and pro wrestling equipment. For Mike
Tyson, Tyson Pro was about making the perfect punchers
glove that also protects your hands. Tyson noted that
the key to a great boxing glove is to be very
comfortable and have a great deal of confidence in
people that are punchers want to fight in [Cleto]
Reyes gloves, because thats a punchers
glove, Tyson told me. But it doesnt
necessarily protect your hands. I punched in a boxing
glove, like Everlast, because fortunately I could
punch hard enough to hurt you in that glove. Not everybody
can punch hard enough to hurt you in an Everlast glove.
Thats why people like to fight in gloves with
less padding. I need the most padding, because I have
to protect my hands. And the [Tyson Pro] glove is
snug, theres not much movement in the glove,
because thats how you break your handswith
has learned a great deal about business as he continues
to branch out and diversify his portfolio. And though
many of his famous fights ended with a first-round
knockout, his No. 1 rule in business is to take things
slowly when making decisions.
make fast reactions. Think it over, Tyson said
on his entrepreneurship strategy. Wait a while.
Look to be involved with people; look to be involved
in partnerships with the right energy. Thats
what its all about, partnerships, building brands,
building corporations and helping communities.
Tyson On Possible WWE Match With Logan Paul
has an array of passions and interest, as if that
wasnt obvious through his eclectic business
ventures, and one of his first loves was pro wrestling.
to his idol Muhammad Ali, Tyson grew up watching pro
wrestling where he was a fan of legendary wrestlers
like Bruno Sammartino. And just like Alis persona
was modeled after Gorgeous George, Tyson used elements
of pro wrestling to model himself into more than just
a devastating boxer, but rather a pugilistic lightning
rod. Tyson was a box-office draw whom many paid money
to see because of the element of entertainment he
brought to a boxing ring.
in the wrestling Hall of Fame, Tyson proudly
stated. I loved wrestling all my life. The Valiant
Brothers, Bruno Sammartino, thats just who I
was: the arrogant talker and the bad guy who people
booed. Thats when I realized you cant
remember the good guy without the bad guy. Thats
what makes the good guy famous, is the bad guy. The
good guy is nothing without the bad guy, the bad guy
is the biggest draw. Thats why Floyd Mayweather
and myself were the biggest draws because we were
the bad guys.
has always understood the value of bringing emotion
to the sport of boxing, as its far more important
to make fans feel somethingfor better or worsethan
to simply be a pure athlete. And whether its
Ali, Tyson or a new era of influencers-turned-boxers
like Logan Paul, stirring emotion within a fanbase
will always be more valuable to a promotion than a
technically sound right cross.
is really close to love, Tyson said. And
just as much as you could love somebody, you could
always have the opportunity to hate him. And just
like you could hate somebody, hell always give
you the opportunity to love him because of how he
handles his adversity.
I see [Logan Paul] looking good and doing well, I
always stick up for him because when he makes all
the money himself, I get the credit, too. Because
without me he would have never had a platform.
dont think hes really that serious [about
a boxing match], but Im just happy hes
receiving the success that the has. For my ego, I
feel I had so much to do with that.
has called out Mike Tyson in the past for what would
be a massive boxing exhibition, but with Logan Paul
taking to pro wrestling like a duck to waterand
given Tysons own history with WWEperhaps
meeting Tyson in a pro wrestling ring would be more
you ever seen me wrestle before? joked Tyson
before admitting hed be interested in a WWE
match against Paul.
would do it! I would kick his [expletive] ass, yes
I would do it. Even though I love him, though (laughs)
is what I found out about WrestleMania: Everybody
says thats fake, thats fake.
But the check is real. Deep down insidedont
let [WWE] knowI would do this for free.
on UFC-WWE Merger And If Endeavor Should Add Boxing
blockbuster acquisition of WWE represents a sea-changing
moment for combat sports, with the biggest pro wrestling
and mixed martial arts promotions now existing under
one umbrella. For boxing enthusiasts, and as the face
of combat sports changes before their eyes, the sweet
science of pro boxing remains the elephant in the
boxing promoter Eddie Hearn recently inquired what
Endeavors WWE deal could mean for boxing. Lets
see what [Endeavor does] now in terms of boxing,
Hearn said during an appearance on the MMA Hour.
obviously, thats the one missing for them. But
its a tough business. Maybe ...maybe they wanna
stay in things they can control.
didnt mince words in his reaction to the major
deal as he would be thrilled with Endeavor incorporating
boxing into its budding live entertainment portfolio.
wouldnt boxing do the same? Tyson asked.
would be something similar to the Rockefellers because
when he monopolized the whole oil system, and then
they made him break it up, he had more money breaking
it up than he did monopolizing it.
think if they all formed together, they could highlight
together. They could all be seen together. Fighters
would all be fighting in a square ring at one time,
still with the ropes and everything. We have to make
combat sports have such an affinity with the combat
world that its going to be the biggest athletic
sport from the beginning of the journey to the end.
We have to change sports and turn it into a total
entertainment field. Total entertainment. Masks, costumes,
all that stuff. Everything. Take it to its highest
potential, to the imagination of everybody. Almost
become God status.
alonefighting alonewont last. Entertainment
will last forever. Thats why the fighter has
to be exciting. Entertainment can last forever,
boxing, a guy can have a really stinkin fight,
and theyll use him again. In MMA and wrestling,
if you dont draw people and youre stinkin
the place out, youll never see that guy again.
In boxing, if anybody stinks the place out, he should
fight in Alaska somewhere.
and UFC put just as much emphasis on entertainment
as they do on sports. Tyson feels this is missing
from boxing, which at its peak, thrived on pageantry
and star power.
about entertaining. Even the glovesthe special
gloves madethats entertainment, too. The
size of all the fighters being showcased. Something
where people could go wow, hes got that
big of hands?! Or wow, hes got small
hands. Anything the people have to constantly
be thinking about. And when youre not fighting,
the people should be thinking whens the
next time the guy is gonna fight again?
boxings biggest need is to consistently pique
interest from casual fans as a live entertainment
experience, then perhaps Endeavor would be a fit that
is every bit as snug as a Tyson Pro boxing glove.
Considering Making An Acquisition In Boxing, Says
Co-CEO Stephanie McMahon - 7th December 2022
it was Muhammad Ali refereeing the main event of Wrestlemania
I, Mike Tyson feuding with Stone Cold
Steve Austin, Floyd Mayweather Jr. breaking The Big
Shows nose, or more recently, Tyson Fury campaigning
in the WWE, boxers have long had a history of making
cameos in professional wrestling.
is now intent and desire from World Wrestling Entertainment
to officially plant a flag and deepen its presence
Co-CEO Stephanie McMahon recently stated that one
of the potential areas for growth for the company
is mergers and acquisitions.
the sixth annual Wells Fargo TMT Summit in Las Vegas
on Nov. 30, Wells Fargo analyst Steven Cahall asked
McMahon to elaborate and provide color on what those
future acquisition plans could look like for the WWE.
to give some examples of what I meant by that, [an
acquisition] has to align with our core capabilities,
right, so whether thats smaller wrestling promotions,
say, internationally. Or its another bigger
opportunity around a business that is, you know, kind
of all over the place like boxing. Who's the lineal
champion? Who's the WBC champion? Who's the this
it's kind of it's all over the place. Thats
where professional wrestling was some 40 years ago.
My father, Vince McMahon, who was the Chairman and
CEO, obviously, had the opportunity to roll up all
of those different territories and create one major
brand in WWE that has now gone from a regional, territorial,
content play to a global media franchise. And how
can we then replicate that in other areas, with boxing
being an idea of one of them.
didnt elaborate any further, or specifically
on what kind of a player WWE would be in boxings
fragmented and often fractured ecosystem.
McMahon family has a deep history in boxing. Jess
McMahon, Vince's grandfather, was a boxing promoter
in the early 20th century.
Co-CEO Nick Khan has a deep background and passion
for boxing. In 2017, then a top agent for CAA, Khan
was instrumental in brokering the megadeal that brought
Top Rank Boxing exclusively to ESPN.
McMahon is also married to former wrestler and current
WWE chief content officer Paul Levesque (Triple H).
was a mainstay in Mayweathers circle during
the Hall of Fame boxers illustrious career,
frequently joining Mayweather during fight weeks as
well as his ring walks.
the last few decades, other boxers have made appearances
in the wrestling ring, including Evander Holyfield,
Buster Douglas, and Butterbean Eric Esch,
BOXER MIKE TYSON RETURNS TO AEW THIS FRIDAY ON AEW:
-- AEW: Rampage Airs Live from Jim Whelan Boardwalk
Hall in Atlantic City,
Tyson First Fought in 1987 --
Nov. 2, 2022 Ahead of this Fridays action-packed
AEW: Rampage, AEW announced that boxing
legend Mike Tyson will serve as a special guest commentator
on the show, which will air live on TNT from Jim Whelan
Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. No stranger to
AEW, Fridays appearance marks Tysons fifth
for the red-hot promotion, having first appeared at
AEWs DOUBLE OR NOTHING pay-per-view in 2020.
Since then, Tyson has served as both friend and foe
to Chris Jericho in AEW. On the May 27, 2020, episode
of AEW: Dynamite, Tyson, alongside MMA
superstars Henry Cejudo, Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort,
confronted Jericho and the Inner Circle, clashing
at the end of the show. Tyson returned less than a
year later, aiding Jericho and the Inner Circle in
their feud against MJF and The Pinnacle. Tyson also
served as the special guest enforcer during a match
between Jericho and Dax Harwood, delivering a one-punch
knockout to Cash Wheeler in the process.
Tyson has made history numerous times in Atlantic
City at Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall, holding victories
over Tyrell Biggs, Larry Holmes, Michael Spinks, Carl
Williams and Alex Stewart at the iconic venue. Now,
25 years after first stepping foot in Boardwalk Hall,
Tysons latest appearance leaves potential for
another history-making moment.
We love having Mike Tyson on our shows and now
fans will get a chance to see a different side of
Mike in AEW as he steps into our commentary booth
for the first time alongside the incredible team of
Jim Ross, Excalibur and Tony Schiavone, said
Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head of Creative of AEW. Im
excited for everyone in Atlantic City, and for those
watching on TNT and around the world, to see what
Mike has in store for us. AEW is firing on all cylinders
right now and adding Iron Mike to the mix elevates
everyones game even further.
Its always good to return to Atlantic
City, said Mike Tyson. I grew up as a
wrestling fan so to be a special guest commentator
for AEW this Friday is an honor. You never know what
to expect when Im a special guest so tune in.
Also announced for Fridays AEW: Rampage
is the All-Atlantic City Dream Match, where the winner
of tonights three-way matchup for the AEW All
Atlantic Championship between Orange Cassidy (c),
Luchasaurus and Rey Fénix will get to face
the challenger of their choosing. Tune into AEW:
Dynamite on TBS tonight at 8 p.m. ET to catch
the action leading into Fridays AEW: Rampage
Tickets for Fridays show in Atlantic City at
Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall start at $20 (plus fees)
and are on sale now at AEWTIX.com
by CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan in 2019,
AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling,
with a roster of world-class talent that is injecting
new spirit, freshness and energy into the industry.
AEW: Dynamite airs every Wednesday from
8-10 p.m. ET on TBS and attracts the youngest wrestling
audience on television. The fight-forward show AEW:
Rampage airs every Friday from 10-11 p.m. ET
on TNT. AEWs multi-platform content also includes
AEW Dark and AEW Dark: Elevation,
two weekly professional wrestling YouTube series,
Being the Elite, a weekly behind-the-scenes
YouTube series, and AEW Unrestricted,
a weekly podcast series. For more info, check out
Twitter.com/AEW; Instagram.com/AEW; YouTube.com/AEW;
About Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall
Whelan Boardwalk Hall is a multi-purpose facility
located on the iconic Atlantic City Boardwalk and
features the 141,000-square-foot main arena with a
capacity of 14,770 seats as well as the 23,100-square-foot
Adrian Phillips Theater with a capacity of 3,200.
Constructed in 1929 as the countrys original
convention center, for 93 years Boardwalk Hall has
dazzled guests and residents of Atlantic City with
legendary stage icons such as Elton John, Paul McCartney,
The Rolling Stones, and the Beatles.
Ruiz Jr defeats Anthony Joshua in stunning upset at
Madison Square Garden -
2nd June 2019
boxing world is reeling and social media went into meltdown after Mexican underdog
Andy Ruiz Jr pulled off a stunning upset.
nobody saw that coming!
Joshua, the undefeated heavyweight champion entered his debut fight in the USA
as the overwhelming favourite.
challenger, Andy Ruiz Jr., had six weeks to prepare for the fight of his life
after the withdrawal of Jarrell Miller.
long and drawn out entrances to the ring along with the singing of three national
anthems, the boxers touched gloves and it was on.
opening two rounds were slow going, but then in the third the action reached unbelievable
floored Ruiz in the early going and after the Mexican challenger got back to his
feet, the champ rushed in for the kill.
mistake of not showing poise proved to be the turning point as Ruiz landed huge
shots to take the legs out from under Joshua and send him to the canvas twice
in the round.
just barely survived the onslaught and as the round came to an end he wobbled
back to his seat.
next two rounds slowed down with Joshua staying on the outside away from the power
of Ruiz, but the signs in the sixth round looked ominous as the champ looked exhausted.
flattened Anthony Joshua twice in the seventh round and capped one of boxings
biggest upsets to win his share of the heavyweight championship at Madison Square
won it at 1:27 by TKO in the seventh round to become the surprise champ in a bout
that had shades of Buster Douglas upset over Mike Tyson in 1990.
staggering upset makes Ruiz the first ever Mexican heavyweight champion and left
the world in utter awe of what had just unfolded.
being knocked down it looked like the fight was heading as many had predicted,
but that only made Ruiz stronger.
was my first time getting dropped on the floor. But you know what it just made
me stronger and made me want it even more, Ruiz said.
just had to knock him down back.
got that Mexican blood in me.
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