Mike Tyson on the Mend Following In-Flight Ulcer Incident

Boxing legend faces health scare on domestic flight.

by Nouman Rasool
Mike Tyson on the Mend Following In-Flight Ulcer Incident
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The celebrated former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson has recently had a medical scare after he was caught by an ulcer flare, which compelled him to travel cross country from Miami to Los Angeles. This only came weeks before his much-billed return to the realm of professional boxing against Jake Paul—an event arranged to be broadcast live by no other than Netflix.

He is said to have been half an hour from landing when he started complaining of feeling very sick and faint, symptoms related to his long-standing problem with an ulcer. A spokesman for Tyson told reporters, "He became nauseous and dizzy due to an ulcer flare-up.

He is appreciative to the medical staff that were there to help him and is now feeling 'great'"

Tyson's Mid-Flight Crisis

As things proved more serious, in the middle of the flight, the cabin crew was quickly asking for doctors on board as soon as Tyson had conveyed his intolerable condition.

Paramedics were called aboard after the flight landed to attend further to him, ensuring he was safe. What's all set to happen is not a normal boxing match at all. It's Tyson's first fight in close to two decades, and it will be shown live on Netflix.

The match is scheduled to take place at the AT&T Center in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday, July 20. A famed boxer with a 50-6 record, Tyson's last professional bout was against Kevin McBride in 2005. He then retired but came back to the ring in 2020 in an exhibition match against Roy Jones Jr.

That fight revitalized fans' interest in his career. This fight against Jake Paul symbolizes Tyson's incredible journey back to the ring and further underlines his resilience in facing health challenges. The world waits for what will, without a doubt, be an amazing performance, one that will further seal his already legendary career, by this favorite of boxing.

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