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Jake Paul vs Mike Tyson Boxing Match Postponed, New Date Expected Soon

Jake Paul vs Mike Tyson Boxing Fight Postponed

The highly anticipated boxing match between YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul and former undisputed world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has been postponed. Tyson fell ill last week, and a new fight date is expected to be announced in early June. The bout was originally scheduled for July 20 in Arlington, Texas.

“During a follow-up consultation on Thursday with medical professionals on his recent ulcer flare-up, the recommendation is for Mike Tyson to do minimal to light training over the next few weeks and then return to full training with no limitations,” the fight’s promoters said in a statement.

This fight marks another significant event in the crossover era, with Jake Paul facing his toughest opponent yet in former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. Paul, who has a 9-1 record, recently secured a first-round stoppage win over Ryan Bourland in March. His only loss came against Tommy Fury in a grudge match last year.

Tyson, who will be 58 by the time of the rescheduled fight, retired from professional boxing in 2005 with a 50-6 record. He last fought in an exhibition match against Roy Jones Jr. in November 2020.

“My body is in better overall shape than it has been since the 1990s, and I will be back to my full training schedule soon,” Tyson said in the statement. “Jake Paul, this may have bought you some time, but in the end, you will still be knocked out and out of boxing for good. I appreciate everyone’s patience and can’t wait to deliver an unforgettable performance later this year.”

Paul also expressed his support for the postponement. “I fully support postponing the event so Mike Tyson has no excuses come fight night. My fans know I don’t want to face Iron Mike at anything but his best, but let there be no mistake: When he steps into the ring with me, I will be ready to claim my W with a sensational finish.”

Credit: Sky Sports

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