Health crisis forces Mike Tyson to postpone boxing fight against Jake Paul; find out details

Postponement of the fight calls into question plans and expectations for the event between boxing legend and YouTuber

Mike Tyson (left) facing Jake Paul (right). Photo: Reproduction/X

Mike Tyson (left) facing Jake Paul (dir.). Photo: Reproduction/X

The boxing world will have to wait a little longer to witness the epic clash between Mike Tyson e Jake Paul. The fight, initially scheduled for July 20 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, was postponed due to an unforeseen health issue with the former world heavyweight champion.

Tyson, 57, suffered a ulcer crisis during a flight from Miami to Los Angeles last weekend. According to an official statement from Most Valuable Promotions (MVP), the YouTuber's company Jake Paul, the boxer will need a few weeks to recover before resuming full training.

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“In consultation with his doctors on Thursday, Mike Tyson received the recommendation to carry out only light training in the coming weeks, gradually returning to full activities without restrictions”, informs the note.

The new fight date will be defined and announced next Friday, June 7th. The expectation is that the event will still take place at AT&T Stadium, the stage for major sporting events in the United States.

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Mike Tyson vs Jake Paul

With a career marked by significant victories and an impressive record of 44 knockouts in 50 triumphs, Mike Tyson remains an iconic figure in the world of boxing, even 19 years after his last official fight. In 2020, he returned to the ring for an exhibition match against Roy Jones Jr., which ended in a draw.

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Youtuber and boxer, Jake Paul has accumulated notable victories against renowned fighters such as Anderson Silva, Tyron woodley e Nate diaz. The fight will be broadcast globally on Netflix, attracting the attention of millions of viewers.

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