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Mike Tyson, Jake Paul to fight at AT&T Stadium

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AT&T Stadium, home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, will host a boxing match between Jake Paul and Mike Tyson on July 20, with the event to be streamed live around the world on Netflix.

The fight has been made possible through a partnership between Netflix and Most Valuable Promotions (MVP), which was founded in 2021 by Paul and Nakisa Bidarian.

Additional information, including the co-main event and undercards, will be announced at a later date.

Tyson is a former heavyweight world champion and is regarded as one of the greatest boxers of all time. The 57-year-old returned to the ring in 2020 to face Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition fight.

Paul, 27, is an internet personality and has been boxing since 2018. He appeared on the undercard for Tyson’s 2020 fight against Jones Jr.

Bidarian said: “Partnering with Netflix for this deal presents an unparalleled opportunity to bring Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson to the world on an unprecedented scale and we look forward to delivering this incredible clash of two of sport’s biggest names.

“Six generations of boxing fans will have a stake in the outcome and will be able to watch an anti-hero, Jake Paul, put it all on the line against the baddest man on the planet, Mike Tyson. Thank you to Netflix for their vision and trust in MVP to put on this historic event.”

Today’s (Wednesday’s) announcement marks Netflix’s latest move into live sport. The streaming service showed The Netflix Cup, a golf event featuring PGA Tour players and Formula 1 drivers, in November.

Last Sunday, it streamed The Netflix Slam, a tennis exhibition match between Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz, which took place at Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas.

AT&T Stadium has a capacity of 80,000 and has hosted boxing matches in the past, most recently in April 2022 when Errol Spence Jr. defeated Yordenis Ugas. The stadium has also hosted WrestleMania.

AT&T Stadium had been in the running to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup final but lost out to MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Jets and New York Giants. AT&T Stadium will host nine matches during the tournament, including a semi-final.