Mike Tyson Issues Statement on Social Media After Suffering Health Scare, Weeks to Jake Paul Fight

Mike Tyson Issues Statement on Social Media After Suffering Health Scare, Weeks to Jake Paul Fight

Rene Otinga
updated at May 28, 2024 at 8:06 PM
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  • Mike Tyson suffered a mid-flight emergency while on a plane
  • The 57-year-old is set to face Jake Paul in an exhibition fight
  • He provided an update on his condition on Tuesday, May 28

Mike Tyson sent a statement for the first time after suffering a health scare during a flight.

The boxing legend, 57, had an episode of nausea and dizziness brought about by an ulcer flare-up as he was travelling from Miami to Los Angeles on Monday, May 27.

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Mike Tyson at an Arlington press conference at Texas Live! on May 16, 2024 before suffering a medical emergency days later. Photo: Cooper Neill.
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According to the Mirror, passengers received messages asking whether anyone was a doctor so they could assist Mike Tyson. The emergency also led to a 25-minute delay in exiting the aircraft.

Initial reports suggested that the boxing legend’s health scare led to a two-hour delay in the flight, but Mike Tyson’s management has refuted this strongly, according to the New York Post.

Mike Tyson issues update

Roughly 48 hours after the health scare, Iron Mike took to social media to update fans on his health.

“Now feeling 100% even though I don’t need to be to beat Jake Paul,” he wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

His update was met with thousands of messages from fans, who wished him a quick recovery.

Concern over Mike Tyson’s health

With the fight against Youtuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul less than two months away, more questions are being raised about the nature of the exhibition fight.

The fight, scheduled for July 20 at AT&T Stadium, will happen just after Iron Mike has clocked 58. The retired champion is 30 years older than Jake Paul.

Fans, critics, and some medical professionals have expressed concern about the fight, primarily citing Mike Tyson’s health as something that needs to be seriously considered.

Given the age difference between the pair, some have questioned how the Texas State Athletic Commission sanctioned the fight as a professional one.

During a recent press conference, Tyson admitted that the rigorous training he has been undertaking, coupled with the raw meat diet he is indulging in, has started to take a toll on his body ahead of the fight.

When Jake Paul said he would never fight Iron Mike

Sports Brief also reported on an interesting clip of Jake Paul declaring he would never attempt to fight Mike Tyson.

Popularly known as the ‘Problem Child’, Paul appears to have grown in confidence over the last four years, if a video shared by TMZ is anything to go by.

Four years ago, Paul completely ruled out any possibility of stepping into a ring with Mike Tyson, reiterating that he was “not stupid”.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.
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