Mike Tyson vs Jake Paul rules revealed… with Iron Mike forced to pass several tests before being allowed take part in the fight

The rules for Jake Paul‘s clash with Mike Tyson in Arlington Texas on July 20 have been announced.

Paul and Tyson have announced that they will fight in Dallas live on Netflix in what is being dubbed the ‘biggest fight of the 21st century’.

It marks a sensational return to the ring for Tyson who will be 58 by the time he fights the 27-year-old YouTuber-turned-boxer nicknamed ‘The Problem Child’.

The fight between Paul and Tyson is being held at the 80,000-seater AT&T Stadium in Texas, which is the home of NFL team Dallas Cowboys.

Several details surrounding the fight – which both boxer’s want sanctioned as a professional bout – remain unclear, but the rules have been announced.


Mike Tyson and Jake Paul, who has a 9-1 record with six KOs, will fight in Texas on July 20

Mike Tyson and Jake Paul, who has a 9-1 record with six KOs, will fight in Texas on July 20

The high-profile fight will take place with no headgear, with Tyson the heavy favorite to win

The high-profile fight will take place with no headgear, with Tyson the heavy favorite to win

The majority of the rules - other than the glove weight - are the same as when Tyson took on Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition bout in November 2020


The majority of the rules – other than the glove weight – are the same as when Tyson took on Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition bout in November 2020

Paul and Tyson will be wearing 16-ounce boxing gloves instead of the traditional 10-ounce gloves used in professional fights.

Two-minute rounds will be in place instead of the usual three-minute rounds and there will be no official judges ringside to score the fight.

The only way either Paul or Iron Mike could win the fight would be if there was a knockout on the night.

The majority of the rules – other than the glove weight – are the same as when Tyson took on Roy Jones Jr in an exhibition bout in November 2020.


As it stands, the undercard for the bout between Paul and Tyson has not yet been discussed.

Speaking about the undercard, Tela Mange, Communications Manager for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations, said it’s not ‘unusual’ to secure a date and venue before proposing the fighters.

‘It’s pretty common for a promoter to request a date several months out but not immediately provide the proposed card,’ Mange told USA Today Sports.

‘They want to be sure that they’ve secured the date with us, since we’ll have to make sure we have appropriate staffing available for any event.

‘The promoter will need to submit proposed cards before we determine whether a particular contest would be considered as an exhibition or a professional fight, or how a proposed exhibition might be structured.’


Mange also revealed how fighters over 36 are required to pass a electroencephalogram (EEG) and an electrocardiogram (EKG) to be cleared to fight in the ring.

The boxing legend showed off the speed of his punches in a viral video on X (Twitter), impressing fans

'The Baddest Man on the Planet' warned his 27-year-old opponent: 'It's day one... the fun has just begun'

Tyson showed fans that he’s still go it at age 57 as he prepares for his first fight since 2020



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