The Mike Tyson-Jake Paul boxing match was postponed after Tyson’s latest medical scare

Both Mike Tyson and Jake Paul should decide on a date. (Photo by Cooper Neal/Getty Images for Netflix)

A boxing match between former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and social media influencer Jake Paul has been postponed from its original July 20 date, Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions announced Friday.

The news comes days after Tyson, 57, reportedly suffered a medical scare on a flight that was later identified as an ulcer outbreak. While Tyson tweeted afterward that he felt 100%, he was advised in ongoing counseling to do at least light training for the next few weeks.

Tyson and Paul have reportedly agreed to push back the fight, which will be streamed on Netflix, ensuring a level playing field. Their boxing match is expected to be rescheduled for later this year at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, with a new date to be announced by next Friday.

Previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date, while fans unable to attend are eligible for a refund through SeatGeek.

Tyson’s comment from the announcement:

“I would like to thank my fans around the world for their support and understanding during this time. Unfortunately, due to my ulcer flare-up, my doctor has advised me to take it easy on my training to rest and recover for a few weeks. My body is overall in better shape than it was in the 1990s and I will be back to my full training schedule soon. Jack Paul, it might buy you some time, but eventually you’ll be out of boxing. I appreciate everyone’s patience and can’t wait to deliver an unforgettable performance later this year.

And Milk:

“I fully support postponing the event so Mike Tyson doesn’t have any excuses for fight night. My fans know I don’t want to face Iron Mike at anything but his best, but make no mistake — when he steps in the ring with me, to get my W with a thrilling finish. I will be ready. Paul vs Tyson will be one for the ages and I promise to bring my best to this once in a lifetime match.

Whenever the two step into the ring, it will be the largest age gap in a professional fight in boxing history, with Paul being 31 years younger at 27. Tyson turns 58 in June.

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While both sides expressed hope the bout would still happen, Paul’s brother Logan may have masked some concerns by offering to step in for Tyson behind closed doors and fight his brother if the Hall of Famer leaves.

The bout is the biggest event in Paul’s lucrative quest to make a name for himself in boxing by fighting former MMA fighters, obscure boxers and men more than a decade his senior. His record currently stands at 9-1, with a split decision against Tommy Fury as his lone loss.

Tyson hasn’t competed in a professional bout since 2005 and hasn’t won a bout since 2003. He drew with fellow standout Roy Jones Jr. in the 2020 exhibition tournament. His record stands at 50-6, with 44 wins by KO and two no contests.

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