Mike Tyson confirms return to ring with Logan Paul potential next opponent

Mike Tyson has confirmed he will return to the ring for another comeback fight in February, with YouTube star Logan Paul being touted as a potential opponent.

Tyson, widely considered one of the greatest heavyweights in boxing history, returned to the sport for an exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr in November of last year.

The 55-year-old was lacing up the gloves again for the first time since 2006, and after eight rounds both men's hands were raised in a split-decision draw.

'Iron' Mike was adamant that his comeback bout would not be a one-off, stating his desire to fight again in the near future.

And during his appearance at Canelo Alvarez's undisputed super-middleweight showdown with Caleb Plant at the weekend, Tyson revealed: "God willing I'll fight again in February."

Reports suggest Paul, the YouTube sensation who went eight rounds with Floyd Mayweather earlier this year, could be his next opponent in February.

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The 26-year-old is confident of toppling Tyson if their rumoured bout comes to fruition, although he admits the thought of knocking out an all-time great is a sad one.

"As of now there's nothing. I mean, we've been kinda talking about it," Paul told Seconds Out.

"And then these rumours started circulating, we didn't say anything, then it got confirmed that it wasn't happening.

"Then I was reading the tweets and everyone was saying 'Mike Tyson would f****** kill Logan'.

"So a fight that I initially hadn't even considered, now people actually don't think I'd win, this is offensive.

"Now I'm kind of considering it, just to shut people the f*** up. But what's the f****** win here? I prove everyone wrong and go, 'yeah I did it'.

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"And a legend who I respect and love dearly is sitting on the floor. F*** that."

Tyson has previously opened the door for a clash with Logan or brother Jake, who is set to face Tommy Fury on December 18.

When asked about the possibility on his podcast, the boxing icon said: "Yeah, hell yeah."

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