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Mike Tyson vs Jake Paul Fight POSTPONED After Medical Issue Arises


The much-anticipated boxing match between boxing legend Mike Tyson, 57, and YouTube personality, Jake Paul, 27, has now been postponed.

It was originally set for July 20, but then Tyson got bad news.

The fight will be rescheduled but not before Mike Tyson gets the all-clear.

Apparently, he had a recent flare-up of an ulcer, and the doctors have recommended minimal to light training for the next few weeks.

There are those saying the fight should just be cancelled, full stop.

It’s a mix of curiosity and confusion that has people drawn to this fight, much like driving past a car crash on the freeway.

Daily Mail reports:

The boxing match between Mike Tyson and Jake Paul that was initially set to happen on July 20 has now been postponed.

According to a statement from Most Valuable Promotions, the fight will be re-scheduled for a later date.

The statement read: ‘The upcoming highly anticipated boxing match between Jake Paul and Mike Tyson will unfortunately be postponed.

‘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.

‘Both Mike and Jake are in agreement that it is only fair to ensure that both athletes have equal training time to prepare for this important match and are able to compete at the highest level.

‘The health and well-being of athletes is our top priority, and we fully support Mike in taking the necessary time to allow him to perform at the level he expects of himself.

‘Mike is expected to return to his full training schedule in the coming weeks and is eager to get back in the ring.

‘MVP anticipates rescheduling the match to later this year at AT&T Stadium, and we look forward to an exciting and well-prepared contest between these two exceptional athletes. The new date of the fight will be announced by next Friday, June 7th.’

Tyson said, ‘I want to thank my fans around the world for their support and understanding during this time.

‘Unfortunately, due to my ulcer flareup, I have been advised by my doctor to lighten my training for a few weeks to rest and recover.

‘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. 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.’

‘I fully support postponing the event so Mike Tyson has no excuses come fight night,’ said Jake Paul. ‘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.

A new date is supposedly coming on June 7. Seems a bit too soon, but we will see.



 

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