Tyson’s Reps Downplay Mid-Air Medical Emergency Ahead Of Jake Paul Fight

Representatives for boxing legend Mike Tyson have confirmed the 57-year-old experienced a medical issue during a cross-country on an American Airlines flight from Miami to Los Angeles. on Sunday.

Roughly 30 minutes before landing, passengers heard an announcement requesting medical professionals to assist Tyson, who had become “nauseous and dizzy due to an ulcer flare up,” according to a statement provided to The Post. The flight was delayed by two hours in Miami due to an air conditioning issue, not medical attention for Tyson, as some reports initially suggested.

The medical scare comes just eight weeks before Tyson’s scheduled fight against Jake Paul on July 20 in Dallas. The match, which will be live-streamed on Netflix from AT&T Stadium, has drawn criticism from some analysts and fighters who have expressed concerns about the 30-year age difference between the two competitors.

The upcoming fight has Tyson training heavily to take on a younger opponent who has been able to put together a winning record. The clash in Texas is sure to be a draw. And medical scares like this are concerning for a host of reasons.

But the great appears to have recovered and is back to business, getting ready for an opportunity for a major payday in July.