Mike Tyson suffers medical emergency on flight ahead of Jake Paul match

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Boxing legend Mike Tyson required medical aid while on a flight from Miami to Los Angeles, weeks before his scheduled match with the social media star Jake Paul. Tyson is set to fight Paul in Texas this July.

However, a health incident cast a shadow over his preparation during his weekend flight. As per In Touch Weekly, a call was made over the loudspeaker, enquiring if there was a doctor onboard.

It is reported that Tyson felt dizzy due to an ulcer flare up just 30 minutes prior to landing. Although the 57-year-old received necessary medical attention a representative confirmed to Mirror Fighting that the esteemed pugilist is "doing great".

The flight was postponed by two hours, seemingly caused by an air-con malfunction.

An onlooker recounted to the publication: "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," reports the Mirror.

"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."

An eyewitness shared: "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."

Tyson and Paul are set to face off in eight two-minute rounds at the ATandT Stadium, with up to 90,000 fans expected to attend. The pair have already met for two press conferences this month, where they each promised victory.

"I'm going to show the world that I can outbox Mike Tyson, prove everyone wrong, and show that I will be the one doing the killing," Paul declared, while Tyson retorted: "Once he's in that ring, he has to fight like his life depends on it, because it will be."