Mike Tyson postpones fight with Jake Paul after medical scare

Mike Tysonthe fight against Jake Paul has been postponed due to the former world heavyweight champion’s medical emergency.

According to Paul’s promotion company, Most Valuable Promotions, the fight originally scheduled to air live on July 20 on Netflix at AT&T Stadium in nearby Dallas will be postponed after doctors recommended Tyson rest following his recent outbreak. of ulcer. Tyson, 57, met with doctors on Thursday, who recommended he “do minimal or light training for the next few weeks and then return to full training without limitations.”

Most Valuable Promotions says they will have a new date at the end of next week.

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

Previously, Mike Tyson was scheduled to fight Jake Paul on July 20 live on Netflix. The fight has been postponed.Shareif Ziyadat/Getty Images

MVP added: “Mike is expected to return to his full training program in the coming weeks and is eager to get back in the ring. MVP anticipates rescheduling the match for later this year at AT&T Stadium, and we look forward to having an exciting and well-rounded match. “. “Competition set between these two exceptional athletes.”

In the company’s statement announcing the postponement, Tyson thanked fans for their support. Paul, 27, said he fully supports postponing the fight “so Mike Tyson has no excuses come fight night.”

Mike Tyson and Jake Paul recently faced each other. But their July 20 fight in Texas was postponed due to Tyson’s medical emergency.Cooper Neill/Getty Images for Netflix

He added: “My fans know that I don’t want to face Iron Mike in anything but his prime, but make no mistake: when he gets in the ring with me, I’ll be ready to claim my victory.” with a sensational ending.”

The postponement comes a few days after it was reported that Tyson got sick on a flight from Miami to Los Angeles. According In weekly contact, who was the first to break the news, fell ill on the flight. Then, 30 minutes before landing, the outlet reported that passengers received a message asking if there were medical professionals on board the plane. After arriving at LAX, paramedics assisted the decorated athlete.

Earlier this month, ET spoke with Tyson during a press conference, where he said he doesn’t see Paul as a “formidable opponent.”

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