Eddie Hearn calls for Mike Tyson fight against Logan Paul to be scrapped with shock bout in works for February

EDDIE HEARN has called for Mike Tyson's proposed showdown with Logan Paul to be scrapped.

A shock bout between the former undisputed heavyweight champion and the YouTuber is reportedly in the works for early next year.



But after seeing Paul take part in a less than impressive exhibition with Floyd Mayweather in June, Hearn is adamant he shouldn't share the ring with Iron Mike.

The Matchroom Boxing chief told The True Geordie: “I prefer that to Floyd and Logan. I thought that was absolutely a load of b******s.

"I thought, 'What?' You got a pound for pound great again against a bloke that, I mean, not can't fight.

"It was horrible, horrible to watch. Tyson and [Paul] it shouldn’t happen.

"But I would at least want to find out what would happen in that fight. I hold my hands up.”

Tyson, 54, made a spectacular return to the ring last November for an exhibition bout with fellow great Roy Jones Jr.

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But the Baddest Man on the Planet has jokingly claimed he may not get the better of the elder Paul brother if they do trade blows.

When asked how he thinks he'd get on against The Maverick, Tyson laughed and said: “Maybe.

"I’m an old man, you know? I don’t know what I could do now.”

He added: “Anything is possible, you know.

"Because by doing this we have a great exponent of charities to give to so the charities win both ways."

Fan favourite Tyson revealed to SunSport last month that he plans to lace up his gloves again in February.

He said: "I am going to have a return fight in February and we are pretty sceptical about the opponent.

"But it will be a really stimulating opponent."

Paul, 26, has remained tight-lipped on the prospect of facing Tyson, although he did reveal he fancied his chances against the legend after going the distance with Mayweather.

During an episode of his IMPAULSIVE podcast, he said: “Someone mentioned Mike Tyson, like how funny is it?

"One great at a time. Or is it like you can only fight one?

“My lawyer mentioned it and he was like, ‘No, Tyson will rip your head off, you don’t stand a chance’.

“I’m like, ‘bro, I literally just went through all of this, you can’t tell me I can’t beat Mike Tyson. Bro, he’s old, old.'”

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