Mike Tyson may be making his boxing return this year, but surprisingly enough that won't be the only shocking fight happening September 12th.
Shams Charania from The Athletic reported that former NBA player, Nate Robinson, has agreed to fight Youtuber Jake Paul in a boxing match as an undercard for Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones.
Former NBA guard Nate Robinson and YouTube star Jake Paul make it official: They tell me they will be fighting Sept. 12 as an undercard to Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. in California. pic.twitter.com/ClEP64JZFp— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 23, 2020
"I wanted to show that I'm a world-class athlete," Robinson said. "I played college football, played in the NBA for 11 years, and I'm excited for this venture into the sport of boxing. Jake Paul, I want all the smoke."
Robinson proved to be an athlete during his time in the league, being a three-time slam dunk contest champion despite standing at only 5-foot-9. While in high school, Robinson set a state record of 13.85 seconds in the 110m hurdle.
He also attended the University of Washington with a football scholarship before switching permanently to basketball.
It’s Official. Let’s GO! Jake Paul, you better be ready. https://t.co/OIiSrXX6YD— Nate Robinson (@nate_robinson) July 23, 2020