Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson Boxing Spectacle Moves to November 15

Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson
Jake Paul and Mike Tyson face-off in promo. Credit: YouTube

With Mike Tyson having suffered an ulcer flareup recently – exactly the sort of malady you would expect a man of his age to endure – his controversial boxing match with Youtube’s Jake Paul has shifted to a new date.

On Friday, Netflix, who will broadcast what is arguably the most unnecessary boxing match of all time on their streaming platform, announced that the fight has shifted to November 15. As with its original date, the event will be free for Netflix subscribers.

The card will take place at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. A much more anticipated fight, the co-main event featuring Amanda Serrano and Katie Taylor, will remain on the broadcast.

In a statement provided to media outlets as reported by ESPN last month, following a medical emergency on a flight from Los Angles to Miami in late May, Tyson was advised to limit his training temporarily.

“During a follow up consultation on Thursday with medical professionals on his recent ulcer flare up, the recommendation is for Mike Tyson to do minimal to light training over the next few weeks and then return to full training with no limitations,” read an official statement on the matter.

Mike Tyson will be 58-years old by the time the match with Jake Paul rolls around. His last action came in an exhibition bout with Roy Jones Jr. The fight was scored a draw, though the popular consensus was that Tyson had done enough to win. Still, that came in 2020, against a man far closer to his age. Paul, 27, is 30 years younger, and has been competing regularly, albeit against questionable competition including older, undersized opponents, many of whom were retired or aged mixed martial artists rather than boxers.

Last year, Paul signed with the PFL, with his MMA debut originally expected for late 2024, though the shift in timeframe for this wholly unnecessary spectacle with Tyson has likely pushed that back even further.