Jake Paul slams rivals for misleading fans about Mike Tyson's health ahead of ring showdown

Mike Tyson faces off with Jake Paul
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Jake Paul has lashed out at his rivals KSI and Dillon Danis for sharing outdated photos of boxing legend Mike Tyson in a wheelchair following his recent medical scare.

Tyson needed medical attention during a flight from Miami to Los Angeles last Sunday when an ulcer flared up, causing him to feel dizzy and nauseous. He's now reported to be doing "great" and his upcoming fight with Paul in Texas on July 20 is not under threat. However, KSI and Danis, both of whom have ongoing feuds with Paul, shared images of Tyson in a wheelchair, despite the pictures being two years old. The former heavyweight boxing world champion clarified that he had experienced a flare-up of sciatica.

"I have sciatica every now and then, it flares up. When it flares up, I can't even talk! Thank God it's the only health problem I have. I'm splendid now. Everybody in my house is truly blessed and we're all very grateful for whatever we have," Tyson told Newsmax. Paul responded by reposting a message from his promoter on social media, which read: "KSI and Dilon Danis are very similar people. They both posted a two-year-old picture of Tyson to mislead their audience referring to Tyson's health. Tyson is feeling great after an ulcer flare up on a cross country flight."

Concerns have been repeatedly expressed about Tyson's health ahead of his bout with Paul. The boxing icon will be 58 when he steps into the ring in less than two months and hasn't fought since a dull draw in an exhibition match with Roy Jones Jr in 2020.

The clash with Tyson will consist of eight two-minute rounds and is being promoted as a professional fight that will count towards the fighters' records. Tyson's last professional fight ended with him retiring on his stool after five rounds against Kevin McBride.

On the other hand, Paul has claimed victory in nine out of his 10 fights, with his only loss coming at the hands of Tommy Fury, brother of Tyson Fury, last year. He has defeated a variety of opponents, including athletes from different sports, seasoned MMA fighters, and journeyman boxers.