Jake Paul vs Mike Tyson rescheduled as new date announced for huge crossover boxing event

Mike Tyson and Jake Paul
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The much-anticipated boxing match between Jake Paul and Mike Tyson has been rescheduled for November 15, with the venue remaining as the AT&T Stadium in Texas.

Originally, 'Iron Mike' was set to face off against influencer-turned-boxer Paul on July 20. However, the bout was postponed after Tyson was deemed medically unfit due to an ulcer flare-up. Despite this health setback, Tyson maintained his fitness and pushed for the fight to be rescheduled between October and December.

Nakisa Bidarian, Co-Founder of Most Valuable Promotions, announced the new date, stating: "Our team has worked diligently with all parties involved to reschedule this monumental fight to a date that ensures both Jake Paul and Mike Tyson are fully prepared, with equal training time, as well as allowing us to keep the event at AT&T stadium in the midst of the Cowboys season. We appreciate the outstanding dedication, collaboration, and flexibility of our partners at Netflix and AT&T Stadium.

"Paul vs. Tyson is the most cross generational sporting event in history, and we are committed to providing fans worldwide with this unforgettable night of boxing, live globally on Netflix. We look forward to seeing everyone on Friday, November 15 for a showdown that will be talked about for generations to come", reports the Mirror.

Tyson threw down the gauntlet, stating: "Although we had to postpone the fight, I will resume training shortly. I am thankful to the medical staff that treated me and to MVP, Netflix, and ATandT Stadium for working diligently to find the best reschedule date for all parties. While we have a new date, the result will be the same no matter when we fight. Jake Paul is getting knocked out. On Friday, November 15, watch this in-person at ATandT Stadium or live on Netflix."

This will be Tyson's first professional fight against Paul since he hung up his gloves after a bout with Kevin McBride nearly 20 years ago. The former heavyweight world champion staged an eight-round fight with Roy Jones Jr four years ago, but that un-scored exhibition clash didn't have a declared winner.

Paul holds a fighting record of nine victories and one loss and made short work of less-known boxer Ryan Bourland in March. The face-off will consist of eight rounds lasting two minutes each, with 'Iron Mike' needing to clear neurological and heart examinations before being given the green light.

Jake Paul backed Mike Tyson's decision to postpone the fight
Jake Paul -Credit:REX/Shutterstock

Boxing purists have criticised Paul for accepting a match-up with Tyson well past his athletic peak. Despite the backlash, he described the 57-year-old as his sternest test yet.

When Tyson had to pull out from their originally scheduled combat, Paul showed good sportsmanship by wishing Tyson a speedy recovery. He revealed: "Love that guy, so much respect for him and I want Mike to be healthy. He still says he's going to knock me out and I bought myself some time so Mike is still talking s*** over there."

The rearranged bout is still set to take place at the Dallas Cowboys stadium, with a potential crowd of up to 80,000 fans. The undercard will feature women's boxing trailblazer Katie Taylor in a rematch against Amanda Serrano, while ex-UFC star Darren Till will take on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.