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Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul Boxing Match Postponed Due to Tyson’s Health

Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul postponed
Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul

The much-anticipated boxing match between Mike Tyson and Jake Paul has been postponed. Tyson, 57, experienced a medical incident on Sunday while boarding a plane in Miami, becoming “nauseous and dizzy due to an ulcer flare-up.” Although he announced he was feeling “100 percent” better by Monday, the fight has been delayed.

Netflix, the event's streaming provider, announced on Friday that the bout would not take place on the planned date of July 20. The ulcer flare-up has limited Tyson's ability to train adequately.

Most Valuable Promotions, Paul’s promotion company, confirmed the decision, emphasizing the importance of both athletes having equal training time.

“Both Mike and Jake are in agreement that it is only fair to ensure that both athletes have equal training time to prepare for this important match and are able to compete at the highest level,” MVP said. “The health and well-being of athletes is our top priority, and we fully support Mike in taking the necessary time to allow him to perform at the level he expects of himself.”

“My body is in better overall shape than it has been since the 1990s and I will be back to my full training schedule soon,” Tyson said. “I appreciate everyone’s patience and can’t wait to deliver an unforgettable performance later this year.”

Paul also supported the postponement, stating that he wants to face Tyson at his best. Mike Tyson, who last competed in an exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr. in November 2020, is eager to return to full training. Paul, who recently knocked out Ryan Bourland in March, has a professional boxing record of 9-1.

A new date for Tyson vs. Paul is expected to be announced by June 7.


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