Mike Tyson Wants Logan Paul to Fight Badou Jack After Floyd Mayweather Exhibition

Mike Tyson believes YouTube star Logan Paul (0-1) should fight Badou Jack after going the distance against Floyd Mayweather (50-0, 27 KOs) in an exhibition bout in Miami, Florida, on Sunday.

While Paul was unsurprisingly outclassed throughout the fight, he lasted all eight three-minute rounds against the five-class world champion at Hard Rock Stadium, even though at one stage he looked on the verge of being knocked out.

The performance impressed Tyson, who believes the YouTube star is ready to take on a professional fighter in a sanctioned bout—Sunday's was only Paul's second fight and his professional debut ended in a loss to fellow YouTube star KSI in 2019—and fight former world champion Badou Jack (24-3-3, 13 KOs).

"I'm trying to get Logan Paul to fight Badou Jack," Tyson said on Monday, during an Instagram Live appearance with former boxer Zab Judah.

"I want to see what he [Paul] says about that fight. If he fought Floyd [Mayweather], he will definitely fight Badou Jack."

Judah, however, suggested fighting Jack, who defeated Dervin Colina by a fourth-round TKO before the main event on Sunday, would present a completely different challenge for Paul.

"That's a real fight now," he said.

"He [Paul] fights Badou Jack, Logan Paul is gonna be in a big fight. That's a whole different fight. You fight that guy, Badou is gonna give you a fight. Badou [is] coming to fight. That's all Badou do[es] is fight."

A world champion in two different classes, the 37-year-old Swede held the WBC super-middleweight belt between 2014 and 2017 and the WBA light-heavyweight title in 2017.

Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul
Floyd Mayweather exchanges blows with Logan Paul during their exhibition boxing match at Hard Rock Stadium on June 6 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images

Jack weighed in at 175 pounds ahead of his fight with Colina on Sunday, but suggested he could move up cruiserweight.

"I'm a big guy. I walk around heavy so that I might move up to cruiserweight," he told reporters after the fight.

"My goal is to become a three-division champion, and I fight better when I don't have to cut a lot of weight."

Paul, meanwhile, tipped the scale at 189.5 pounds and Mayweather weighed in at 155 pounds.

The Florida State Boxing Commission did not officially sanction the bout, due to the large disparity in size and the yawning gap in experience between the two.

While knockouts were legal, there were no judges, meaning there was no winner as neither fighter hit the canvas.

The bout was panned on social media for being a lackluster affair, but Tyson suggested the fight "was harder than Floyd anticipated" and that Paul looked like a "heavyweight".

Iron Mike also admitted getting his prediction completely wrong. Appearing on Paul's podcast a few months ago, Tyson suggested Mayweather would wipe the floor with the YouTube personality.

"Floyd's gonna beat his f***ing a**," he said at the time.

On Sunday, Tyson was among a list of sceptics Paul called out after the fight.

"I made a list of everyone who said I'd lose this fight," he said.

"I made a list of everyone who said Floyd was gonna dictate exactly how it went. I'm posting it, you're all f***ed. Mike Tyson's on it. I love Mike Tyson, but he's on it."