Mike Tyson will return to the ring aged 57 to face YouTube boxer Jake Paul.

The legendary fighter will face social media megastar Paul in a "live boxing event" on Saturday, Jul 20.

The contest will be aired live on Netflix and will be held at AT&T Stadium, Arlington in Texas.

A Netflix post on X, formerly Twitter, confirmed: "It’s Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson — yes, really! — in a LIVE BOXING event at AT&T Stadium you won’t want to miss.

"Airing live on Netflix Saturday, 20 July. #PaulTyson"

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Tyson's last bout came in 2005 when he lost to Kevin McBride as he quit the fight on his stool after six rounds.

However, Tyson will return to the ring almost 20 years on as he takes on 'The Problem Child' Paul who has transitioned into the sport after developing a career as an influencer.

Paul - who has a professional record of nine wins and one loss - wrote on social media: "Promotion promotion promotion if I’m being honest it don’t need that..

"The biggest fight of the 21st century, in the biggest NFL stadium in the US, broadcast live, on the biggest streaming platform in the world…that’s the MVP way.

"Whether you’re tuning in on Netflix or showing out in person, whether you’re team Paul or team Tyson, or whether you’re a lifelong boxing fan or watching your first fight, you’re not going to want to miss this event.

"I could not be more excited to make this amazing fight available to all Netflix subscribers alongside the hardest hitter of all time, Mike Tyson, on Saturday, July 20th.

"My sights are set on becoming a world champion, and now I have a chance to prove myself against the greatest heavyweight champion of the world, the baddest man on the planet and the most dangerous boxer of all time. Time to put Iron Mike to sleep."