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Mike Tyson insists he’s feeling 100 percent after mid-flight emergency

The fighter’s representative says the flight was delayed due to mechanical issues, not the fighter’s medical emergency
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Mike Tyson (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Mike Tyson insists he is feeling “100 percent” after suffering a mid-flight medical emergency.

The boxing icon was on a flight from Miami to Los Angeles on May 26 when he “became nauseous and dizzy due to an ulcer flare-up 30 minutes before landing,” according to his representative.

“Now feeling 100 percent, even though I don’t need to be to beat Jake Paul,” he declared on X ahead of his controversial bout with YouTuber Jake Paul.

Tyson’s spokesperson has stated the fighter was “doing great” after receiving proper medical attention and that “he is appreciative to the medical staff that was there to help him.”

The spokesperson also dismissed reports Tyson’s medical scare caused a delay before his flight’s take-off. They said the delay was down to an “air conditioning issue on the aircraft.”

Tyson retired from boxing in 2005 and is set to return to the ring in July for a highly publicized fight against Paul, which has caused a wave of controversy due to the pair’s age difference.

Tyson’s update on X comes after Paul said on the platform his and Tyson’s clash was still going ahead.

“You love to make s— up before knowing the facts for clicks/likes. Nothing changed #PaulTyson,” Paul ranted online on May 27.

The fight between Tyson and Paul is slated to broadcast live on Netflix from the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on July 20.

“It was a no-brainer. He’s the new up-and-coming guy on the scene. I like shaking the sports world to its core, and I’m doing that now. It’s just something I want to do. No one else can do this. Who else can shut the sporting world down? No one else can do it,” Tyson said about accepting the fight at a press conference earlier this month.

Paul has referred to the upcoming match as “quite literally the biggest fight of the 21st century.”

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