Jake Paul trains for Ben Askren fight with Evander Holyfield as heavyweight legend lines up Mike Tyson trilogy

JAKE PAUL soaked up the boxing knowledge of heavyweight legend Evander Holyfield as he trains to fight Ben Askren.

The YouTuber posted a small clip of himself and Holyfield in the ring, receiving some feedback from the retired two-weight champion.

He was then tagged in an Instagram post uploaded by the American icon, who wrote: "Good luck @jakepaul on your upcoming fight."

Paul, 24, has two knockouts in as many fights since turning over in 2020, beating 'AnEsonGib' on his debut and then ex-NBA star Nate Robinson.

His third fight will come on April 17 against ex-UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 36, a renowned grappler who has next boxed professionally.

Robinson, 36, was brutally beaten last November on the undercard of Mike Tyson's comeback.

Tyson, 54, returned to face fellow great Roy Jones Jr, 52, and the pair boxed to a draw over eight exhibition rounds.

Iron Mike is now in talks with Holyfield, 58, who is planning a comeback trail of his own.

Tyson was twice beaten by his great rival, firstly in 1996 and then a year later, which will infamously be remembered as the night Holyfield's ear was bitten.

The pair have since patched things up and even formed a friendship, but they will put that aside for a proposed trilogy bout.


They are still in talks, with a mega-money rematch in Dubai touted.

Triller, who staged Tyson's exhibition with Jones and Paul's last and next fight, have first and last refusal on the bout.

Holyfield, who last fought in 2011 but officially retired in 2014, has been training since the start of 2020.

And he recently linked up with ex-heavyweight ruler Wladimir Klitschko, 44, who hung up his gloves after defeat to Anthony Joshua, 31, in 2017.

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