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Published Time: 01.06.2024 - 16:01:28 Modified Time: 01.06.2024 - 16:01:28

Tyson hasn't fought professionally since June 2005, but he has been training regularly for several years. He fought Roy Jones Jr in an entertaining exhibition in Los Angeles in November 2020. Mike Tyson


Tyson hasn't fought professionally since June 2005, but he has been training regularly for several years. He fought Roy Jones Jr in an entertaining exhibition in Los Angeles in November 2020.

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"My body is in better overall shape than it has been since the 1990s, and I will be back to my full training schedule soon," Tyson said in the statement. 

"Jake Paul, this may have bought you some time, but in the end you will still be knocked out and out of boxing for good. I appreciate everyone's patience and can't wait to deliver an unforgettable performance later this year."

Texas boxing officials have sanctioned Tyson's meeting with Paul as a legitimate bout with eight two-minute rounds and unusually heavy gloves. Tyson will turn 58 before the fight, which was scheduled to be streamed on Netflix in what's likely to be a massive payday for both fighters.

Tickets already purchased for the fight, which was to be held at the Dallas Cowboys' home stadium, will be honoured on the new fight date, promoters said. The rescheduled fight is also expected to be in Arlington.

The 27-year-old Paul is a YouTube star who has forged a successful prize-fighting career mostly by taking on mixed martial artists and journeymen boxers.

"I fully support postponing the event so Mike Tyson has no excuses come fight night," Paul said. 

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