Mike Tyson in medical scare ahead of Jake Paul fight on Miami to LA flight

Mike Tyson and Jake Paul
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Boxing legend Mike Tyson reportedly suffered a medical emergency while on a flight from Miami to Los Angeles.

The former heavyweight world champion, who is set to face social media sensation Jake Paul in a Texas bout this July, apparently required medical attention after boarding the Sunday evening flight. In Touch Weekly reports that an announcement was made over the plane's tannoy system requesting the assistance of a doctor on board.The flight eventually took off two hours behind schedule, but it remains unclear whether Tyson was aboard. An eyewitness told the magazine: "Mike had some kind of medical emergency on the plane and paramedics boarded.

"Before the paramedics arrived the flight issued an announcement asking for a doctor - the message even came on everyone's screens. There was a lot of buzz when he left the Admirals Club and got to the gate.

"A lot of fans recognised him, and a few people got pictures. He was very accommodating and then he was escorted away from the gate because the flight was delayed because the gate person said that the plane was too hot because it had been sitting all day and had to cool down."

The eyewitness continued: "He was in first class, but we were an exit row and the stewardess was very chatty. They asked us to stay on the plane and landed so paramedics could enter. She said something like, 'He's a really important passenger so we want to make sure he's OK.'

I knew it was him, but I just mouthed the words ' Mike Tyson ' and she nodded her head yes.", reports the Mirror. Mirror Fighting have reached out to Tyson's representative for comment.