Mike Tyson-Jake Paul Fight's New Scheduled Date Revealed

By Jason Hall

June 7, 2024

Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson Boxing Match Press Conference
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The Netflix boxing match between match Hall of Famer Mike Tyson and social media influencer Jake Paul has been rescheduled to a later date following Tyson's recent health scare.

The event, which was initially scheduled to take place on July 20, has been moved to November 15, Netflix announced on Friday (June 7).

Last week, Netflix announced the fight had been postponed following Tyson's recent ulcer flare up during a cross country flight, but hadn't yet revealed a new date.

"Unfortunately Jake Paul and Mike Tyson will not face-off on July 20 as planned," Netflix wrote on its X account. "Tyson’s recent ulcer flare up has limited his ability to train fully for the next few weeks. 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! Stay tuned for the new fight date to be announced by the end of next week http://tudum.com/paulvstyson."

Tyson’s representatives confirmed that he suffered a serious medical scare during a cross country flight from Miami to Los Angeles last Sunday (May 26) in an email to the New York Post on Monday (May 27).

“Thankfully Mr. Tyson is doing great,” the email stated. “He became nauseous and dizzy due to an ulcer flare up 30 minutes before landing. He is appreciative to the medical staff that were there to help him.”

Tyson, 57, was initially reported to have suffered an "apparent medical scare" by In Touch Weekly.

“Mike had some kind of medical emergency on the plane and paramedics boarded,” a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to the outlet. “Before the paramedics arrived the flight issued an announcement asking for a doctor — the message even came on everyone’s screens.“

Tyson's flight was reportedly delayed two hours in Miami, which his representatives confirmed was not due to the medical incident, rather an air conditioning issue. Passengers heard an announcement asking for medical professionals about 30 minutes before the plane landed in Los Angeles, In Touch Weekly reported.

Passengers were delayed 25 minutes from leaving the plane due to the medical scare.

“He was in first class, but we were in an exit row and the stewardess was very chatty. They asked us to stay on the plane and landed so paramedics could enter,” the source told In Touch Weekly. “She said something like, ‘He’s a really important passenger so we wanna make sure he’s OK.’ I knew it was him, but I just mouthed the words ‘Mike Tyson’ and she nodded her head yes.”

Tyson, the youngest boxer to ever win a heavyweight title and one of the most dominant ever in the weight class, went 50-6-2 (44 KO) in 58 career professional fights, with his last coming in a forfeit loss to Kevin McBride in 2005.

Paul, 27, has a 9-1 record in 10 professional boxing matches, which included a first-round TKO against Ryan Bourland on March 2. The Paul-Tyson match was set to mark Netflix's first live venture into combat sports and its third live sporting event overall, having been made possible through a deal with Paul's Most Valuable Promotions, according to MVP co-founder Nakisa Bidarian.

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