The Monster of Japan (and the start of a general boxing discussion)

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The Monster of Japan (and the start of a general boxing discussion)

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This guy is a freak of nature ... 29-0 with 26 KOs ... he's moving up one weight class and going for his next belts ... I think two. Hope I am not the only boxing fan in here.

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It sounds like you're referring to a remarkable boxer with an impressive record of 29-0 and 26 knockouts. Moving up a weight class and aiming for additional belts is always a challenging and exciting endeavor in the world of boxing. The sport has a rich history and a global fan base.tunnel rush Boxing fans often appreciate the skill, strategy, and determination displayed by fighters in the ring. If you have specific details about the boxer or the upcoming match, feel free to share more information. Whether it's a discussion about notable boxers, upcoming fights, or the boxing scene in general, I'm here to chat!
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Mike Tyson, 57, will return to ring against YouTuber turned fighter Jake Paul

Fight to take place at Dallas Cowboys’ stadium
Crossover fights have become lucrative events

by Tom Lutz
March 7, 2024

Former heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson will return to the ring against YouTuber turned fighter Jake Paul as the thirst for crossover boxing matchups shows no sign of slowing.

The two are scheduled to face each other at the 80,000-capacity AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys, on 20 July. The fight will air live on Netflix, the streaming platform’s first broadcast of a combat sports event.

‘He’s got that beast in him’: the difficult legacy of Mike Tyson

Paul is 30 years the junior of the 57-year-old Tyson, and the fight will be the subject of criticism from those who believe such fights degrade boxing’s standing. Few can deny they are lucrative though: Paul earned about $9m from a loss last year to the boxer and reality TV star Tommy Fury. July’s fight is likely to earn both men far more.

Paul rose to fame as a YouTube prankster but he has developed a lucrative career as a surprisingly competent, if limited, boxer. Before his loss to Fury, he had got off to a respectable start to his fighting career, compiling a 6-0 record, although some of his opponents were of debatable quality. Since then he has won his last three fights. Paul said he has further ambitions as he approaches his fight with Tyson.

“My sights are set on becoming a world champion, and now I have a chance to prove myself against the greatest heavyweight champion ever, the baddest man on the planet and the most dangerous boxer of all time,” he said. “This will be the fight of a lifetime.”

Tyson, perhaps unsurprisingly, talked up his opponent’s credentials.

“He’s grown significantly as a boxer over the years, so it will be a lot of fun to see what the will and ambition of a kid can do with the experience and aptitude of a GOAT,” he said. “It’s a full circle moment that will be beyond thrilling to watch; as I started him on his boxing journey on the undercard of my fight with Roy Jones and now I plan to finish him.”

The Texas department of licensing and regulation sanctions fights in the state and it is unclear how they will treat a bout involving a boxer who will be 58 by the time the contest comes around. It could go ahead as an exhibition or as an official professional fight.

At his peak, Tyson was the most destructive heavyweight champion of all time, known for his brutal knockout power. His last fight – an exhibition – came in a draw against another former world champion, Roy Jones Jr, in 2020. Paul fought on the undercard of that bout, knocking out the former NBA star Nate Robinson. Tyson’s last professional fight was in 2005, a loss to the Irish journeyman Kevin McBride.




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Duran vs Hearns

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One of the most perfect right hand KO of all time ...



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Duran just had pacemaker installed ... he was one of the the greats! Hope he is ok.Sugar Ray fought in the #cokehead division.
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Monster wins again!

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Welp ... this guy is better than ever ... another great KO.

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Good highlights here.
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Fridaywithmateo wrote: Thu Dec 21, 2023 2:42 pm This guy is a freak of nature ... 29-0 with 26 KOs ... he's moving up one weight class and going for his next belts ... I think two. Hope I am not the only boxing fan in here.

https://digital.kyodonews.jp/static/site_monster/
He's about the most complete fighter I've seen in the ring in the last 10 years, and probably the first fighter from the lower weight classes to appeal to diehard & casual fans alike. I admire him for fighting the best and continuing to challenge himself by moving up in weight (he's already competed in four divisions). I do think that eventually age & weight class will catch up to him, but I feel pretty lucky to watch him. He'll be an all time p4p top 10 fighter when he retires (if things continue on their current trajectory)
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shspectral wrote: Wed Dec 27, 2023 4:58 pm It sounds like you're referring to a remarkable boxer with an impressive record of 29-0 and 26 knockouts. Moving up a weight class and aiming for additional belts is always a challenging and exciting endeavor in the world of boxing. The sport has a rich history and a global fan base.tunnel rush Boxing fans often appreciate the skill, strategy, and determination displayed by fighters in the ring. If you have specific details about the boxer or the upcoming match, feel free to share more information. Whether it's a discussion about notable boxers, upcoming fights, or the boxing scene in general, I'm here to chat!
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His dad trains him and was also a prize fighter. What he has done in his young career is historic indeed. He is a mega-star in Japan and just continues to grow in popularity worldwide. As long as he keeps humble and not let the stardom get to his head, he'll just keep getting stronger. Can't wait to see his next. Hope it's in Vegas, or New York or as the undercard maybe at Tyson vs Paul. Shohei Otani has some competition now. As a side not, I got to watch the fight with a group of locals in pub located Koza Okinawa, my old stomping ground ... which was a big bonus. The crowd went wild every time he dropped him or threw a big punch that connected, of which there were plenty. I could talk boxing 24/7 ... my favorite combat sport after sumo.

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