Mike Tyson recalls 'doing shrooms' with Jake Paul as YouTuber calls out boxing icon for big-money exhibition bout

MIKE Tyson has admitted "doing shrooms" with YouTuber Jake Paul after the YouTuber called out the heavyweight legend for a money-spinning fight.

The pair were rumoured to be preparing to face off in the ring in Las Vegas in an exhibition bout earlier this year.

But speaking on his Hotboxin' podcast last month, the 55-year-old revealed he had no idea about the negotiations.

However, he did admit knowing the social media star and said he regularly partied with him.

When quizzed about potential contract talks, Tyson said on his podcast: "Nobody told me that.

"Hey, I ain't got no f***ing money. So where's the f***ing contract.

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"I ain't know nothing about it. Listen, I've been smoking with him forever, I did some shrooms with him as well. But I've never heard this.

"I was with him in St Barts not too long ago partying and he never told me this. I've never heard this from nobody, I've just heard this from you guys.

"We got to get some more man s***, blue-eyed, blonde hair, that s*** is very expensive, we need to get some more money, man."

Tyson returned in 2020 for an eight-round exhibition fight that ended in a draw with Roy Jones Jr.

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On the undercard of his first bout for 15 years Jake Paul knocked out ex-NBA star Nate Robinson.

Since then, Jake and his brother Logan have both signalled their intention to face off against the Baddest Man on the Planet.

Speaking on Joe Rogan's podcast, he admitted he thought it was "cool" that they wanted a piece of him.

 Tyson added: “I think it is awesome… I think it's cool.

“You can't take yourself too seriously. I mean, the world will turn on you if you take yourself too seriously.

“Who the hell am I to take myself too seriously. Made all this money, got this reputation and now I'm looking at people screw facing them down… I have a great life… how can I be mad at somebody."

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