Jake Paul Slams Mike Tyson: Claims In-Flight Scare Fabricated

Concerns rise after Tyson's unexpected in-flight medical incident

by Zain ul Abedin
Jake Paul Slams Mike Tyson: Claims In-Flight Scare Fabricated
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Just under two months before their highly anticipated bout, the boxing world is abuzz with news of Mike Tyson's sudden health scare during a recent flight. According to the New York Post, the 57-year-old boxing icon experienced nausea and dizziness while traveling from Miami to Los Angeles.

This news comes as Tyson prepares for a major fight against Jake Paul, scheduled for July 20 in Dallas. The fight is expected to draw massive viewership, possibly setting records. Despite the concerning reports, Jake Paul remains skeptical.

The 27-year-old influencer-turned-boxer took to social media platform X to dismiss the claims. "You love to make s--- up before knowing the facts for clicks / likes. Nothing changed," Paul stated, indicating that the fight is still on.

His response suggests a dismissive attitude towards the reported incident, which In Touch Weekly first described as a "medical emergency." The magazine's coverage detailed that paramedics boarded the aircraft upon landing after an in-flight announcement requested medical assistance, broadcasting the message across passenger screens.

"Mike had some kind of medical emergency on the plane," a source revealed to In Touch Weekly. The situation reportedly caused a 25-minute delay for passengers, emphasizing the severity of the incident.

Eyewitness Flight Insights

Eyewitnesses shared their experiences, with one noting the attention given to Tyson by flight staff.

"He was in first class, but we were in an exit row and the stewardess was very chatty," the passenger explained. "They asked us to stay on the plane after landing so paramedics could enter. She mentioned that 'He’s a really important passenger so we wanna make sure he’s OK.'

When I mouthed 'Mike Tyson,' she nodded." Earlier this month, Tyson and Paul appeared at press events in Harlem and Dallas, showcasing different moods at each. The New York conference was lighthearted, filled with jokes and laughter, while the Dallas event took a more serious tone, with both fighters predicting knockouts.

Amidst concerns over Tyson's physical readiness—he turns 58 next month and has spoken openly about his physical struggles—the legendary fighter remains defiant. During a spirited exchange, he scoffed at Paul's threats.

"He’s going to knock me out? He couldn’t even knock out the little guys," Tyson retorted, referencing Paul's past fights with Anderson Silva and Nate Diaz, as well as his failure to knockout Tommy Fury.

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