Mike Tyson and Jake Paul’s Boxing Match Postponed Due to Tyson’s Ulcer Flare-Up

Mike Tyson in 2020
Mike Tyson in 2020. Photo by Eric Charbonneau/REX/Shutterstock (4301683gl)

A highly-anticipated boxing match between former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul is being postponed.

Tyson and Paul were set to square off in a ring on July 20 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The event was set to be streamed on Netflix and has generated significant buzz.

However, Paul’s promotion Most Valuable Promotions confirmed that the boxing match isn’t going to take place at the previously scheduled date. Tyson experienced an ulcer flare-up and has been advised by the doctors to “lighten my training for a few weeks to rest and recover.”

However, the match is still on and will be rescheduled for later this year.

“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,” said Tyson in a statement.

Paul added that he supports Tyson’s decision and “don’t want to face Iron Mike at anything but his best.”

Paul vs Tyson will be one for the ages, and I promise to bring my best for this once-in-a-lifetime matchup,” Paul stated.

Upon retiring in 2005, Tyson has a 50-6 career record, with 44 of his 50 wins coming via knockout. His last boxing match was an exhibition against Roy Jones Jr. in 2020, which ended in a draw. 

Paul, on the other hand, had 10 fights in his boxing career. He has a record of 9-1, but it is important to note that his previous fights were against unknown boxers or opponents who were not boxers.

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