Mike Tyson suffered a medical scare on Sunday's flight from Miami to Los Angeles. His rep confirmed in an email to the New York Post that the legendary boxer did have a medical situation during his flight on American Airlines 1815. The rep wrote, “Thankfully, Mr. Tyson is doing great.” The rep added, “He became nauseous and dizzy due to an ulcer flare-up 30 minutes before landing. He is appreciative to the medical staff that were there to help him.”

On May 27, 2024, In Touch Weekly reported details they received from a source that Mike had some sort of medical emergency Sunday because paramedics were called to the scene. The first responders were already on the tarmac at L.A. International Airport, waiting for Tyson's plane to arrive.

Minutes after the aircraft came to a stop, first responders rushed onboard to treat the 57-year-old famous boxer. The good news is Tyson is recovering and “doing great.” American Airlines would not give up many details about what happened, but when asked about Mike's current condition, the airline said simply, "due to the medical needs of a customer."

Whatever it was, Mike needed immediate care, and it must have gotten so bad that his camp didn't want to risk driving the iconic boxer to the hospital themselves. Instead, it's being reported that “Before the paramedics arrived, the flight issued an announcement asking for a doctor — the message even came on everyone’s screens.“

It was speculated that Mike's health scare erupted before his plane took off from Miami. The American flight bound for L.A. was delayed two hours at Miami International Airport. However, the Boeing 787 had air conditioner problems, which caused engineers to be called out to make repairs.

The emailed statement from Tyson's rep clarified any assumptions that the boxer's health played a role in the flight delay. They said the delay stemmed from an air conditioning issue with the plane, and Tyson didn't receive medical attention until they reached Los Angeles.

A female source told In Touch Weekly that as the plane was preparing to land, the airline stewardess said someone was dealing with a medical situation and asked passengers to stay seated so that paramedics could board the plane to treat someone riding in first class. The stewardess told passengers, "He’s a really important passenger, so we wanna make sure he’s OK."

Hopefully, doctors can heal Tyson's ulcer issue before the iconic boxer returns to the ring on July 20 in Dallas to fight Jake Paul. The last thing he needs is another "flair-up." Iron Mike's last sanctioned fight was against Kevin McBride on June 11, 2005. That bout ended with a loss by way of a technical knockout for Tyson when he didn't answer the bell leading into the 7th round.

The former heavyweight champ threw his last punch in a ring on November 28, 2020. In the' Lockdown Knockdown' boxing exhibition, Tyson took on former four-division world champion Roy Jones Jr. The fight led to a split decision, but it made massive money, generating more than $80 million in revenue after selling more than 1.6 million paid-per-view subscriptions.

ESPNexpected to generate a ton of revenue
Until Sunday's health scare, the
boxing legend had released several sparring videos

Needless to say, there's plenty of trash-talking on both sides. Iron Mike is promising to punish the youngster. He said of Paul's amateur boxing skills, “Diaz is 40 pounds. He’s going to knock me out? Anderson Silva. He couldn’t even knock out the little guys, how’s he going to knock me out? He never knocked out a real man, come on. He didn’t knock out Tommy Fury. I’m going to f–k Jake up.”

On the other hand, Paul remains confident he will walk away with a win. He's determined to make Tyson eat his words. The YouTuber-turned-pro boxer claims he's going to embarrass the former champ. He said, "What I promise to the people on July 20th: Mike will be put to sleep, and he will feel my power.” Paul said. “I will go down as the man who put Tyson to sleep for the last time.” We shall see!

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