Former world champion Antonio Tarver, 52-years-old, is crossing his fingers that Mike Tyson will get him a fight with YouTube star Jake Paul (2-0, 2 KOs).
Paul was in action on Saturday night, when he scored a brutal second round knockout of NBA veteran Nate Robinson, who was making his pro debut.
The contest took place on the pay-per-view undercard to Mike Tyson’s exhibition clash with Roy Jones Jr. at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The last time Tarver saw action was in 2015, when he fought to a twelve round draw with fellow former world champion Steve Cunningham.
Tarver is best known for ending the reign of Roy Jones with a vicious second round knockout in 2004.
Now he’s very eager to do a similar demolition job on Paul.
“I really want to kick Jake Paul’s ass for what he did to Nate Robinson [on Saturday] night and rid boxing of these clowns once and for all. He fought a complete novice so fighting me shouldn’t be a problem… Mike Tyson make this fight,” Tarver stated.
The 23-year-old Paul, who made his debut in January, intends to keep boxing and wants bigger names in the ring.
Tyson is planning to stage more exhibition bouts, and wants to feature Paul on his upcoming events.
Tarver wants Tyson to match him against Paul on a future card.
Noel Galang – Kamao TV