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Mike Tyson's fight with Jake Paul rescheduled for November 15

By Vincent Ashitey
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The fight between YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul and former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will now take place on November 15 in Texas after the original date had to be postponed.

Ireland's Katie Taylor, the undisputed women's light-welterweight world champion, will fight in the co-main event with a rematch against Puerto Rico's Amanda Serrano at NFL side Dallas Cowboys' AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The two bouts had been scheduled to take place on July but Tyson 20, who will be 58 later this month, had to pull out because of medical advice after a recent ulcer flare up.

"Although we had to postpone the fight, I will resume training shortly. I am thankful to the medical staff that treated me," said Tyson. “While we have a new date, the result will be the same no matter when we fight. Jake Paul is getting knocked out."

In a post on social media, Paul wrote: "New date, same place, same fate."

The Tyson-Paul contest, which will be broadcast on Netflix, has been sanctioned as a professional fight, but will have certain conditions, including that the contest can only be eight, two-minute rounds and 14oz gloves must be worn, rather than 10oz.

Tyson has not fought professionally since 2005, but did compete in an exhibition bout in 2020.

In 1987 he became the first heavyweight boxer to simultaneously hold the WBA, WBC and IBF heavyweight titles but his reign as unified champion came to a shock end in 1990 as he was beaten by Buster Douglas in one of the biggest upsets in boxing history.