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Mike Tyson, or “Iron Mike” as his fans know him, earned his first heavyweight world title in 1986. As such, he’s been a famous, well-to-do car collector for years. That’s 11 years before Jake Paul, the other half of Tyson’s soon-to-be internet-breaking fight, was born. However, if their upcoming fight were a car matchup, Iron Mike would have Paul on the ropes. It’s hard to top a one-of-seven Lamborghini Diablo.

Mike Tyson’s car collection is an intergenerational testament to a long-time car collector

With the July boxing match between Mike Tyson and Jake Paul set, fight fans are buzzing about the attention-grabbing event. However, both fighters are also collectors. However, while Paul’s collection includes some fabulous new rides, Tyson’s garage has hosted some gems from his long career. These are just a few of the classics and supercars that Tyson has owned over the years. 

  • Ferrari F50
  • Jaguar XJ220
  • Bentley Continental SC
  • Lamborghini Diablo
  • Lamborghini Diablo VT Roadster
  • Jaguar E-Type
  • Rolls-Royce Corniche
Mike Tyson drives in his now-sold Ferrari F50.
Mike Tyson’s Ferrari F50 | The Ring Magazine via Getty Images

Like any car enthusiast, Tyson had something of a dream car. As for Iron Mike, his affinity for the Lamborghini Diablo is all too apparent. Sure, Iron Mike bought a Diablo VT, but his first example was none other than a Super Diablo Twin Turbo. It’s a mouthful, but it’s also worth the extra verbiage. The Super Diablo Twin Turbo was one of just seven examples. 

On the other hand, Jake Paul keeps his collection a bit more homogenous than Iron Mike’s garage. By that, of course, we mean you won’t find many classics in the YouTuber’s collection. However, that doesn’t mean Paul hasn’t thoughtfully spent his car budget. These are just a few of the cars in Paul’s repertoire. 

  • Lamborghini Huracán Performante
  • Ferrar 296 GTB
  • Tesla Model X
  • Rolls-Royce Phantom
  • Ford Focus RS

According to The U.S. Sun, one of Jake Paul’s first purchases after making a name for himself was his Blu Cepheus Lamborghini Huracán Performante. We certainly can’t fault him for that. Nor can we knock his Ferrari 296 GTB. However, Paul would almost certainly fall in love with a well-kept classic supercar or restomod muscle car. A little variety might go a long way to match some of Iron Mike’s historic rides.

Along with his Lamborghini Diablo, Mike Tyson had this Jaguar XJ220.
Mike Tyson and his Jaguar XJ220 | Gregory Bojorquez, Getty Images

It should be said that financial issues forced Mike Tyson to auction off many of his beloved cars. Among the casualties, his Ferrari F50 went up for auction in 2022, per Business Insider.