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Mike Tyson shuts down reporter’s inappropriate question to female boxer ahead of Jake Paul fight
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Mike Tyson shuts down reporter’s inappropriate question to female boxer ahead of Jake Paul fight

The exchange came as Mike Tyson faced off with Jake Paul ahead of the pair's upcoming fight

Mike Tyson shut down a reporter over an inappropriate question directed towards a women's boxing champion.

The incident came as Tyson faced off with Jake Paul ahead of the pair's upcoming fight.

Tyson and Paul are set to take to the ring together, with the fight being hotly anticipated.

This is the first time that the pair have faced off for the fight, with boxing veteran Tyson and former YouTuber Paul squaring off in New York on Monday.

The fight itself will take place on July 20 at Texas' AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys. It will be aired live on Netflix, with the two fighters now starting promotional events for it.

Face offs in boxing are known for their drama as fighters build up anticipation.

Mike Tyson and Jake Paul faced off earlier this week ahead of their highly anticipated fight. (Sarah Stier/Getty Images for Netflix)
Mike Tyson and Jake Paul faced off earlier this week ahead of their highly anticipated fight. (Sarah Stier/Getty Images for Netflix)

With tensions high even before the face off, things took an unexpected turn when one reporter directed an inappropriate question towards boxing champion Amanda Serrano.

The reporter asked the champion in which part of her body she planned to put weight on ahead of her fight against Katie Taylor.

During the excruciating exchange, Tyson quipped: "We got some perversion going on," about the inappropriate line of questioning.

And this wasn't the only moment of drama during the proceedings.

Someone called Derek from Betr Media took the mic to address Tyson. In an unexpected move, he said: “Mike, I want to let you know that I work for Jake Paul, and I’ve gotten to know him pretty well; I’ve seen him box quite a bit, and I can confidently say that you’re going to knock his a*s out.”

Paul responded, telling Derek: "I can confidently say you're fired."

The pivotal moment of the fight saw the two squaring up onstage, getting as close as possible and staring each other down.

The fight will be broadcast live on Netflix. (Sarah Stier/Getty Images for Netflix)
The fight will be broadcast live on Netflix. (Sarah Stier/Getty Images for Netflix)

But rather than the stoney-faced intimidation you might expect, Paul almost appeared to be trying not to laugh.

Meanwhile, Tyson playfully jabbed at Paul during the face off before laughing as the pair were pulled apart.

Some took Tyson's jollity to be him laughing in Paul's face that he would challenge him at all.

The two then stood side by side on the stage facing the audience, shook hands, and then left the stage.

Asked at the press conference why he accepted the fight, Tyson told reporters: "It was a no-brainer. He's a new up and coming guy on the scene and I like shaking the sports world to the core and I'm doing it now.

"It's just something I want to do."

Topics: Boxing, Jake Paul, Mike Tyson, Sport, US News, YouTube