Mike Tyson 'Indefinitely' Postpones Jake Paul Boxing Match After Health Scare

Mike Tyson and Jake Paul

Mike Tyson and Jake Paul have officially postponed their highly-anticipated boxing match.

The news comes on the heels of reports that Tyson, 56, experienced a medical emergency while flying from Miami, Fla., to Los Angeles, Calif., on Sunday, May 26 due to an ulcer flare-up that left him dizzy and nauseous.

After consultation with medical professionals about his condition, Tyson has been recommended to do minimal, light training over the next few weeks, according to a statement from Most Valuable Promotions (MVP) shared with Parade on Friday, May 31.

As a result of the situation, both Tyson and Paul agreed it "is only fair" to postpone the fight 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," the statement added.

Tyson is expected to return to his "full training schedule in the coming weeks, and is eager to get back in the ring," continued the statement, which also noted that MVP "anticipates rescheduling the match to later this year at AT&T Stadium."

The fight was initially scheduled for July 20. A new date will be announced on Friday, June 7.

"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," Tyson said in the statement. "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."

He also issued a message to Paul directly, telling the 27-year-old, "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."

The popular YouTuber also issued a statement in response, insisting that he "fully supports" the  postponement of the fight "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. Paul vs Tyson will be one for the ages, and I promise to bring my best for this once-in-a-lifetime matchup," he added.

MVP's statement also noted that previously purchased tickets for the fight will be honored for the new date, with no action needed. Those unable to attend the rescheduled event are advised to contact SeatGeek at dallascowboys@seatgeek.com with the subject line “Paul vs. Tyson."

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