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Mike Tyson sees pro boxer as ideal next opponent for Logan Paul

Mike Tyson has said that he was impressed by Logan Paul’s performance against Floyd Mayweather in their exhibition bout last weekend and believes the social media sensation should face former two-weight world champion Badou Jack in his next match.

Paul, who boasts a YouTube following of over 23m subscribers, faced Mayweather in an eight-round exhibition boxing match last weekend and while the former Olympian was expected to knockout Paul without breaking much of a sweat, the contest went the full eight rounds.

Due to the bout’s unique ruleset, no winner was declared and while some suggested Mayweather wasn’t trying at all and could’ve ended the fight whenever he wanted, others argued Paul had claimed the moral victory.

Tyson appeared on Instagram Live with retired professional boxer Zab Judah a few days ago, and the legendary heavyweight turned matchmaker as he discussed who Paul’s next opponent should be.

“I’m trying to get Logan Paul to fight Badou Jack. I wanna see what he says about that.”

Judah replied “Yeah that’s a real fight now. He fights Badou Jack, Logan Paul is gonna be in a big fight.”

Jack, who has amassed a professional boxing record of 24-3-3, fought on the undercard of Tyson’s comeback fight again Roy Jones Jr. in November last year.

The Swedish boxer also appeared on the undercard of Paul’s bout with Mayweather. He was victorious on both occasions, defeating Blake McKernan via decision and Dervin Colina via fourth-round knockout.

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Jack is perhaps most famous for his bout with Marcus Browne, which produced one of the bloodiest matches in recent history. In the seventh round of the contest, with Jack down on the scorecards, the two men clashed heads accidentally.

This opened up an enormous cut on the forehead of Jack and the Swede lost a huge amount of blood. Despite this, incredibly, Jack went the distance and even though he lost the fight, it was a special performance from the aptly nicknamed Ripper.

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