'May the GOAT live long': Fans send prayers as Mike Tyson suffers medical emergency on LA flight as he readies for Jake Paul fight

'May the GOAT live long': Fans send prayers as Mike Tyson suffers medical emergency on LA flight as he readies for Jake Paul fight
Mike Tyson reportedly needed medical emergency as he prepares to fight Jake Paul (Getty Images and Instagram/@jakepaul)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Mike Tyson, who is about to fight Jake Paul in a few days, has suffered a medical emergency.

The former world heavyweight champion was flying from Miami to Los Angeles on Sunday evening, May 26, when he felt ‘dizzy.’

MALIBU, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Former professional boxer Mike Tyson attends Celebration of Smiles
Mike Tyson came out of his retirement to fight Jake Paul (Getty Images)

What happened to Mike Tyson during the flight? 

As per InTouch Weekly, the announcement was made over the tannoy system, asking if there was a doctor on board. The flight was just 30 minutes away from reaching the destination when the 57-year-old needed medical attention.

"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,” an eyewitness told the outlet.

The source continued, "There was a lot of buzz when he left the Admirals Club and got to the gate. A lot of fans recognized 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."

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Jake Paul is a YouTuber turned professional boxer who is scheduled to fight legend Mike Tyson (Jake Paul/Instagram)

The person also talked about a brief interaction with the stewardess. "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,” he said.

“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," the source added.

Mike Tyson and Jake Paul’s much-anticipated fight will be over eight two-minute rounds at the AT&T Stadium which has a capacity of over 90,000 people, reports The Mirror.

During their press conference earlier, both the boxers claimed they were going to emerge as winners.

"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," said Paul.

Meanwhile Tyson told the media, "Once he’s in that ring, he has to fight like his life depends on it, because it will be."


Internet reflects on Mike Tyson's medical incident and his upcoming fight with Jake Paul

Netizens shared their thoughts on Mike Tyson's flight emergency and his fight with Jake in Texas.

"Sounds like 2 hour delay hot on the plane and he got a little heat exhaustion get well smash Jake 🙌" one commented on Facebook.

Another wrote, "They wanna fight him in his age but would never suggest it if he was young and in his prime."

"May the GOAT live long," an admirer commented.

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"Sounds like the perfect set up story for Jake Paul to win the very obviously rigged fight thats coming up," a user remarked.

One speculated, "Tyson bookie's favorite to win, goes down takes payoff and goes happily into retirement, JPs career goes from strength to strength, everyone happy 🤔"

"I know he will pull through this one just as he is very strong and powerful," a user sounded optimisitc.

A user joked, "He probably just got too high before takeoff lol happens to the best of us."

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