Mike Tyson believes Floyd Mayweather is still the best fighter in the world despite a four-year hiatus from the ring.
"Money" Mayweather has not fought a professional bout since defeating Conor McGregor in 2017.
He has since fought in an exhibition contest against Tenshin Nasukawa and will return to take on Logan Paul next month.
His upcoming showdown alongside the YouTuber generated attention earlier this month after Logan's brother was left with a black eye.
Tyson, who made a comeback himself last year, praised the former five-division world champion and claimed the 44-year-old is still boxing's best.
"Listen, Floyd's a better fighter than all of those guys right now. Floyd right now, even though he's 40-something, he's still better than all the fighters now and he's still fighting a YouTuber.
And making more money than the champions are making," Tyson said.
Jake Paul was on the undercard of Tyson's pay-per-view event in November and he brutally stopped ex-NBA star Nate Robinson.
He has fought again, dispatching former UFC star Ben Askren inside the opening round on the Triller Fight Club platform.
Iron Mike completely supports the social media duo's involvement in the sport.
"These guys make boxing so awesome. The boxers, the real champions, they don't have that many views.
"They'll be happy if they have a million views. These guys are 80 million views. I was like, 'God damn, man. How do you do that?,'" Tyson said.
"That's why everybody wants to kill them, because they see this little white guy, blonde hair, blue eyes, getting all the f***ing money, talking all this s***.
"Everybody wants to kill them. I get envious when I see these guys, I'm like, 'What the f*** are they doing?'
"That's why you want to kick his ass because you get envious of them, it's easy to hate these guys."