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Mike Tyson declares himself fit after health scare

Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson announced on Tuesday that he is now “100%” better despite a recent health scare, as he prepares for his July fight against YouTuber Jake Paul.

The 57-year-old reportedly required medical treatment on Sunday after experiencing nausea and dizziness during a flight from Miami to Los Angeles.

Paramedics boarded the plane at Los Angeles International Airport to treat Tyson before allowing other passengers to disembark from the American Airlines flight.

The incident occurred as Tyson prepares to make a controversial return to the ring against Paul in Texas on July 20. This has sparked concerns about the potential risks for Tyson, who was once known as the “baddest man on the planet,” given his age.

However, Tyson reassured fans on Tuesday that he felt fine despite Sunday’s incident.

“Now feeling 100% even though I don’t need to be to beat Jake Paul,” Tyson wrote in a brief post on X, formerly Twitter.

Tyson, who turns 58 in June, will face the 27-year-old Paul in a professional bout consisting of eight two-minute rounds. The fight has been sanctioned by boxing authorities in Texas.

Although Tyson has not fought a professional bout since 2005, he did compete in an exhibition match against Roy Jones Jr. in 2020.