Tool's Maynard James Keenan Is Training Mike Tyson to Fight Jake Paul

"Gonna be bragging about that for a bit"

Photo via @iamthebriefcase on Instagram

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Mar 19, 2024

At this point, it's pretty well known that Maynard James Keenan is a man with passions stretching beyond his work in the bands Tool, Puscifer, A Perfect Circle and Failure — which he's celebrating this week with the release of an album with an unbelievably ugly cover — and into things like Jenga and, perhaps most infamously, Brazilian jiu-jitsu

Earlier this year, he earned his black belt with moves that he believes could have saved Chris Rock from being slapped to death. The vocalist also runs his own jiu-jitsu school, Verde Valley BJJ, in Cottonwood, AZ, where boxing legend Mike Tyson has apparently been training for his live-on-Netflix comeback fight against former YouTuber Jake Paul.

As pointed out by Metal Injection, Keenan took to Instagram over the weekend to share a couple photos of him and Tyson, writing, “Honored to have @miketyson grace our small town academy, @verdevalleybjj . His Training Camp for @jakepaul vs @miketyson began under our roof. Gonna be bragging about that for a bit. Long after y’all are tired of hearing about it. Deal w it.”

If you're into that sort of thing, the Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson live boxing event will be held at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, on July 20, streaming live on Netflix as the platform's third-ever live sports event.

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