YOUTUBE stars Logan and Jake Paul have been criticized for ‘fooling the boxing crowd’ by former heavyweight champion Tim Witherspoon.
And Witherspoon, who retired in 2003, claimed that good friend Mike Tyson would KILL Elder Logan if their rumored fight became a reality.
He told SunSport: “I think they should separate that type of entertainment so everyone knows it’s just exhibitions.
“It’s a shame that the two brothers are running up there and respecting boxers who have worked really hard.
“You know what, no one is in the top ten current rankings that these brothers are fighting, the brothers know what they’re doing, they’re trying to get the best guys on TV who are no longer in their top or not- boxers.
“But the majority of the people know they’re not going to win against a top ten ranked real boxer. Mike Tyson will kill him.
“He will not be able to do anything about Mike. Mike will kill him. Mike may not even want to hurt him; Mike can come in and play with him.
“So these are not serious things. And the Commission allowed this.”
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Tyson, 55, returned in November last year after 15 years out drawing in an exhibition with Roy Jones Jr., 52, and has been in talks with Logan.
The sensation on social media and his brother both stepped out of their previous profession for boxing shows in 2018.
Since then, Jake, 24, has gone 4-0, battling the younger brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, 32, and Tommy, 22, on Dec. 18.
But it will be his first opponent with previous professional boxing experience.
He has previously beaten YouTuber ‘AnEsonGib’, former NBA player Nate Robinison, 37, Ben Askren, 37, and Tyron Woodley, 39, both formerly of the UFC.
Logan, 26, lost his pro debut to online rival KSI in 2019, a year after they played a draw in a white collar.
But in June, he returned in an extraordinary show with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, 44, who ended up without a winner as it went the distance.
Witherspoon, who won the heavyweight title twice, hit Logan and Jake’s boxing records and their opposition so far.
He said: “The Paul brothers should be made to fight guys in the top ten, Logans will not even win.
“They are cheating the boxing public and society, and I think that’s a shame.
“There’s no way these brothers can really beat the top boxers in a real fight.
“So, they mislead a lot of the boxing community, they are not real boxers.”