Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul Fight on Hold After Former Champ’s Health Setback

Jake Paul will fight Mike Tyson in a match streaming live on Netflix. (Credit: Netflix)

Mike Tyson and Jake Paul won’t be stepping into the ring this July as planned.

The fight between the YouTuber-turned-boxer and the former champion has been postponed as Tyson recovers from an ulcer flare up that required medical attention on a recent flight.

Netflix confirmed the fight was on hold in a social media post on Friday, May 31.

“Unfortunately Jake Paul and Mike Tyson will not face-off on July 20 as planned. Tyson’s recent ulcer flare up has limited his ability to train fully for the next few weeks,” read a statement from the streamer on X (formerly Twitter).

“The fight will be rescheduled for a date later this year after Mike’s able to resume training with no limitations and both fighters can have equal time to prepare for this once-in-a-lifetime matchup!” the statement continued.

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Netflix partnered with Most Valuable Promotions (MVP) to bring the heavyweight boxing match — initially set to take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas — to a live-streaming audience.

MVP said on X that a new date for the fight will be announced by June 7.

Although World Boxing News reported over the weekend that Tyson may not “be cleared” by doctors to fight Paul.

The outlet said Tyson’s health will be monitored by the Texas Department of License and Regulation. But the report warned: “If the ailment is deemed unsafe following tests, physicians will tell Tyson to hang up his gloves for good.”

Some boxing purists have expressed concern that the pairing is unequal, since Tyson is 57 years old and Paul is 27.

For now, fans will have to wait for the official word on the fate of the fight.

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