Jake Paul bulking up to same weight as Anthony Joshua ahead of Mike Tyson clash

Jake Paul is planning on bulking up to 240lbs ahead of his upcoming clash against Mike Tyson before cutting down.

The pair are scheduled to square off on July 20 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas in a professional contest streamed live on Netflix.

Paul is piling on the mass ahead of his fight with TysonCredit: Instagram – Jake Paul

Paul has mostly competed at cruiserweight or at a 190lbs catchweight during his 10-fight (9-1) pro career.

But against Tyson, he will make his heavyweight debut.

In preparation for the fight, ‘The Problem Child’ has been pilling on the mass.

Shane Mosley, a former three-weight world champion and Paul’s trainer, recently revealed the YouTube star is walking around at 230lbs.

However, he doesn’t intend to stop there.

“It’s just like shocking to people that that is how much I weigh,” Paul said on his podcast.

“I think just because normally I’m fighting at 200 and walking around at 210. It’s weird to me that I’m weighing 230.

“But since this was noodling after my last fight I’m just getting to eat as much as possible and it turns out my body carries this weight super well.

Paul is planning on weighing the same as Joshua by the end of his bulkCredit: GETTY

How Tyson and Paul stack up

“And I’m only growing. I think I’ll get up to 240 and probably cut down so I’m like way faster.

“But if I’m training for this camp – and camp hasn’t started – but if I’m training in this camp at 240 and then I cut down to 220 it’s basically like I had a 20lbs weight vest on for the whole entire camp.

“So my muscles are going to be so much stronger and that speed will come through.”

Before Paul begins his cuts down to 220lbs he will be walking around at the same weight that Anthony Joshua tipped the scales at for his inaugural encounter against Oleksandr Usyk in September 2021.

This is especially remarkable given that AJ has five inches in height on Paul and is a much bigger human being.

Tyson fought at around 220lbs during his prime years and came in at 220.5lbs for his exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr in November 2020 – ‘Iron Mike’s’ last appearance in a boxing ring.

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