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Mike Tyson vs Jake Paul could be cancelled at late notice in nightmare scenario for Netflix

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Mike Tyson and Jake Paul are set to meet on July 20.

Mike Tyson’s much-anticipated bout with Jake Paul could be cancelled last minute in what would be a nightmare scenario for Netflix.

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On July 20, Tyson will come out of retirement and take on Paul at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The fight is set to be streamed on the popular platform, Netflix, who wrote on social media: “It’s JAKE PAUL vs. MIKE TYSON — yes, really! — in a LIVE BOXING event at AT&T Stadium you won’t want to miss. Airing live on Netflix Saturday, July 20 #PaulTyson.

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However, it has been recently reported that the fight could be plunged into doubt at late notice.

It has been said that the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations will conduct a series of unusual tests that, if ‘Iron Mike’ fails, could result in the fight being cancelled.

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Speaking to USA Today Sports, TDLR communications manager Tela Mange explained that fighters over the age of 36 must submit favourable results from an electroencephalogram (EEG) and an electrocardiogram (EKG). An EEG is used to evaluate brain disorders whilst an EKG is used to detect heart problems.

Mange said: “We can also request additional testing if we think it’s appropriate.”

Earlier in the month, Tyson confirmed that the fight will be classed as an exhibition.

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He said: “This is called an exhibition, but if you look up exhibition, you will not see any of the laws that we are fighting under, this is a fight.

“I don’t think he’s faster than me. I’ve seen a YouTube of him at 16 doing weird dances, that’s not the guy I’m going to be fighting.”

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Tyson added: “This guy’s gonna come, he’s gonna try and hurt me which I’m accustomed to and he’s gonna be greatly mistaken.

“Right now, I’m scared to death but as the fight gets closer, the less nervous I become because it’s reality, and in reality, I’m invincible.”

 

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