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BREAKING NEWS: Mike Tyson, 57, suffers medical scare during flight to Los Angeles – just two months before fight with 27-year-old Jake Paul

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  • Mike Tyson was flying from Miami to LA when he felt ‘nauseous and dizzy’
  • Passengers were asked if a doctor was on board before paramedics rushed onMike Tyson suffered a medical emergency during a flight from Miami to Los Angeles on Sunday, his representatives have confirmed.

    The former heavyweight champion, 57, became nauseous and dizzy, forcing flight staff to ask passengers if there was a doctor on board to provide assistance.

    Paramedics boarded the plane, which had already been delayed by two hours in Miami because of the heat, once it touched down in Los Angeles to give treatment.

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    It comes just two months before the boxing legend is due to fight YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul in Dallas.

    ‘Thankfully Mr. Tyson is doing great,’ his representatives told The New York Post.

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    ‘He became nauseous and dizzy due to an ulcer flare up 30 minutes before landing.

    ‘He is appreciative to the medical staff that were there to help him.’

    Typical symptoms of an ulcer flare up include nausea and vomiting, bloating, belching and gas pain, as well as chest pain and fatigue.

    It comes after In Touch first revealed on Monday morning that Tyson ‘had some kind of medical emergency on the plane and paramedics boarded’.

    Sources claim the cabin crew ‘issued an announcement asking for a doctor 30 minutes before landing and the message even came on everyone’s screens.’

    ‘He was in first class, but we were an exit row,’ an eyewitness added.

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    ‘They asked us to stay on the plane and landed so paramedics could enter. [The stewardess] said something like, “He’s a really important passenger so we wanna make sure he’s OK.” I knew it was him, but I just mouthed the words “Mike Tyson” and she nodded her head yes.’

    Once the plane landed at LAX, there was another delay of around 25 minutes while the paramedics treated Tyson.

    It’s also claimed Tyson was more than happy to pose for photos with fans at Miami airport as he returned to the airport’s VIP lounge once his flight was delayed.

    Tyson will be 58 on July 20, when the fight against Paul is set for AT&T Stadium – the home of the Dallas Cowboys.

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    The fight has been marred by criticism in recent weeks, particularly at the vast age gap between the two fighters.

    ‘I don’t see too many people critical about it. Look at this,’ Tyson said at a press conference earlier this month..

    When a reporter suggested there were critics, Tyson said, ‘Who? Name me somebody. You? Who?’

    The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is sanctioning the fight as a professional bout, but it will be eight two-minute rounds instead of 10 or 12 rounds lasting three minutes each.

    The gloves will be heavier (14 ounces instead of 10), which is supposed to reduce the power of punches.

    Tyson retired in 2005, but most recently fought in an exhibition in November 2020 against Roy Jones in California, which wouldn’t declare it a pro fight.

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    Tyson was mostly annoyed by the scene and the questions, including when asked what it meant to have a chance to fill AT&T Stadium.

    ‘I was doing this years ago, so this is nothing new to me,’ said Tyson, who won 50 fights with 44 knockouts before retiring. ‘This is new to this young boy over here.’

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