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Mike Tyson now 'doing great' following medical emergency during flight to Los Angeles

By Yoniel Acebuche Published May 28, 2024 9:24 am

Mike Tyson suffered a medical emergency during a flight from Miami to Los Angeles.

According to a report by entertainment outlet Page Six, a representative of the American professional boxer said he "became nauseous and dizzy due to an ulcer flare up to 30 minutes before landing" on May 26. The rep, however, assured Tyson's fans that he's now "doing great" after getting medical assistance.

"Thankfully, Mr. Tyson is doing great," his spokesperson told the media outlet. "He is appreciative to the medical staff that were there to help him."

His rep also clarified that the boxing legend's medical issue didn't cause the airline's flight to be delayed as they noted that the incident was brought about by a problem with the aircraft's air conditioning system.

The 57-year-old pro-boxer is scheduled for a match against American YouTuber and boxer Jake Paul, which will be streamed live on Netflix on July 20. It would mark Tyson's return to the ring after nearly two decades. 

Previously known as "Iron Mike" or "Kid Dynamite" and now "The Baddest Man on the Planet," Tyson is considered one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. 

He holds the record as the youngest boxer ever to win a heavyweight title, having claimed his first belt at 20. He is also the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC, and IBF titles.

In 1990, the then-defeated, undisputed heavyweight titlist lost by knockout to underdog Douglas, marking one of the biggest upsets in sports history.