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Nate Robinson will fight Jake Paul in Mike Tyson-Roy Jones undercard

Jake Paul, Nate Robinson, NBA, Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr

Following the shocking news of an agreement between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. for an eight-round exhibition fight comes a showdown between YouTuber Jake Paul and former NBA point guard Nate Robinson.

Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated first reported that Paul and Robinson could square up as a part of the undercard of the Tyson-Jones Jr. headliner, and Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium is now confirming the bout:

If this sounds like something straight out of Fantasy Land, feast your eyes on this previous Jake Paul vs. Nate Robinson noise:

The YouTuber and Robinson have a history, as the latter called out Jake Paul back in May:

“I want all the smoke,” Nate Robinson told TMZ Sports. “I’m a top-tier athlete! I’m putting my everything on the line for (Paul). Let’s get it done. It’s that simple.”

Robinson has no strong boxing background besides some offseason workouts, but the 5-foot-9 dynamo expressed confidence in his athleticism to pull out the win in a fight against Paul:

“If I get trained with somebody like a [Mike] Tyson, [Floyd] Mayweather, [Terence] Crawford, [Vasyl] Lomachenko, if I fight and I train with some of the best of the best in the world, like please, I don’t think he stands a chance.”

Tyson (50-6-2, 44 KO) will be too busy training for his own fight against another legend of the sport in Jones Jr. (66-9, 47 KO), as the two heavyweights will be the main attraction of the card.

Jake Paul stands at 6-foot-1 and is likely to have the reach advantage in this matchup, though Nate Robinson has a bevy of athletic achievements, including blocking the 7-foot-5 Yao Ming during an NBA game.

May the best come out with his hand raised.