Tyson vs Paul, fight! New date revealed next week

The highly anticipated boxing match between Mike Tyson and Jake Paul has been postponed after Tyson, 57, fell ill on a flight last weekend. The match was originally scheduled for July 20 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, but a new date will be announced next week.

In-flight incident

Tyson’s Health issue occurred during a flight from Miami to Los Angeles. After landing, first responders encountered the flight, and Tyson’s camp later attributed the episode to an ulcer flare-up.

After consulting with medical professionals, Tyson has been advised to do minimal to light training over the next few weeks before resuming full training.

Statement from Tyson and Paul

in the statement Mike Tyson expressed his determination to return to peak condition soon: «My body is overall in better shape than it has been since the 1990s and I will be back to my full training schedule soon. Jake Paulit may have bought you some time, but in the end it will still knock you out and you’ll be out of the pit for good.’

Jake Paul, the 27-year-old YouTube star turned professional boxer, fully supported the postponement and stressed the importance of facing Tyson at his best.

«My fans know that 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, I’ll be ready to get my W with a sensational finish.»

Ticket and streaming information

Tickets purchased for the July 20 match will be honored at the new date, promoters have confirmed. The event will be streamed live on Netflix through a partnership with Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions.

Netflix’s move into sports programming continues to expand following the recent acquisition of exclusive streaming rights to WWE Raw.

Background and context

Tyson, who has not fought professionally since 2005, has remained active through regular training and an exhibition match against Roy Jones Jr. in November 2020. Despite his age, Tyson expressed confidence in his physical condition and ability to deliver convincing performances.

Jake Paul, known for his transition from YouTube to boxing, has built a 9-1 record with six knockouts. His career has seen him face a mix of YouTubers, MMA fighters and new boxers.

The intrigue surrounding this bout against a legendary figure like Tyson has grown as a result of Paul’s rise to prominence in the boxing world.

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Under the spotlight

The fight between Tyson and Paul promises to be a unique spectacle, in which the worlds of traditional boxing and the influence of modern social networks intertwine.

The undercard will feature notable bouts, including the undisputed super lightweight world champion Katie Taylor vs. Unified Featherweight Champion Amanda Serrano provided a night full of high-stakes boxing.


Although the postponement may disappoint fans, both fighters are determined to make sure the event lives up to the hype.

With Tyson focused on recovery and Paul heavily preparing, the rescheduled fight promises to be an unforgettable clash of generations. Stay tuned for the new fight date to be announced by the end of next week.

Information taken from USA Today and The Mirror

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