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Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul Boxing Battle Postponed After Icon’s Medical Emergency

Paul Kasabian Featured Columnist II May 31, 2024 Cooper Neill/Getty Images for Netflix The Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson boxing match has been postponed after Tyson’s recent medical emergency. Most Valuable Promotions, which is Paul’s boxing promotion company, announced the news. Ariel Helwani @arielhelwani Jake Paul x Mike Tyson has been postponed. pic.twitter.com/UbFMlQpYtt Paul addressed

Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul Boxing Battle Postponed After Icon’s Medical Emergency

Paul KasabianFeatured Columnist IIMight 31, 2024

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - MAY 16: Mike Tyson speaks onstage during the Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson Boxing match Arlington press conference at Texas Live! on May 16, 2024 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images for Netflix)

Cooper Neill/Getty Photographs for Netflix

The Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson boxing match has been postponed after Tyson’s current medical emergency. Most Priceless Promotions, which is Paul’s boxing promotion firm, introduced the information.

Ariel Helwani @arielhelwani

Jake Paul x Mike Tyson has been postponed. pic.twitter.com/UbFMlQpYtt

Paul addressed the postponement in a video posted to X, saying he was “heartbroken” however nonetheless open to preventing Tyson when he is wholesome:

Jake Paul @jakepaul

Suspending the occasion with Mike Tyson… pic.twitter.com/TrtOc5sIce

Per Ryan Glasspiegel and Matt Ehalt of the New York Publish, the 57-year-old Tyson suffered an ulcer flare-up that precipitated him to turn into nauseous and dizzy with a few half hour left earlier than touchdown on a Sunday, Might 26 flight from Miami to Los Angeles. Fortunately, his representatives said that the previous heavyweight boxing champion is “doing nice.”

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Tyson confirmed Tuesday that he’s “feeling one hundred pc.”

Mike Tyson @MikeTyson

Now feeling 100% though I do not have to be to beat Jake Paul.

The combat was scheduled to happen on July 20 in AT&T Stadium, residence of the Dallas Cowboys. The brand new combat date might be introduced on Friday, June 7.

Each Tyson and Paul launched statements following the information.

“I need to thank my followers all over the world for his or her help and understanding throughout this time. Sadly, as a consequence of my ulcer flareup, I’ve been suggested by my physician to lighten my coaching for just a few weeks to relaxation and get well,” Tyson mentioned.

“My physique is in higher general form than it has been because the Nineties and I might be again to my full coaching schedule quickly. Jake Paul, this will have purchased you a while, however ultimately you’ll nonetheless be knocked out and out of boxing for good. I respect everybody’s persistence and might’t wait to ship an unforgettable efficiency later this 12 months.”

Paul then added:

“I totally help suspending the occasion so Mike Tyson has no excuses come combat night time. My followers know I do not need to face Iron Mike at something however his finest, however let there be no mistake – when he steps into the ring with me, I might be prepared to assert my W with a sensational end. Paul vs Tyson might be one for the ages, and I promise to convey my finest for this once-in-a-lifetime matchup.”

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The 27-year-old Paul made his fame as a YouTube and social media star however has now turned his consideration to boxing. He has a 9-1 skilled document, together with six knockouts. Paul sports activities wins over former MMA stars, resembling Ben Askren, Tyron Woodley (twice), Anderson Silva and Nate Diaz. His lone defeat got here by way of break up resolution to skilled boxer Tommy Fury, the youthful brother of former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

Tyson was as soon as probably the most feared man on the planet, ruling boxing as its undisputed world heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1990. He started his skilled profession with a 37-0 document with 33 knockouts and 4 victories by way of unanimous resolution. Tyson ended his profession at 50-6 (two no-contests).

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