Jake Paul involved in terrifying ordeal with boxing star left praying as Mike Tyson fight approaches

Jake Paul involved in terrifying ordeal with boxing star left praying as Mike Tyson fight approaches

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 20/05/2024

- 11:11

The two Americans will face each other on July 20 with Netflix set to stream their showdown to millions around the world

Jake Paul's private jet was struck by lightning as he jetted away from New York ahead of his fight with Mike Tyson later in the year.

The duo recently held a press conference in New York, with both men talking up the showdown.

Yet Paul then embarked on a terrifying flight home, with the 27-year-old sharing footage on social media.

Paul shared a video of his plane, which is reportedly worth a staggering £30million, shaking violently after seemingly being struck by lightning.

Jake Paul plane

Jake Paul posted footage of his plane being hit by lightning ahead of his fight with Mike Tyson later this year


Paul was holding his golden retriever, named Thor, and prayed to Zeus - the god of lighting.

"We woke up the gods of war and (there is) lightning on the plane, brother," he said.

After a fierce crackle is heard, he added: "Oh s**t! Zeus, I love you brother."

Fortunately, Paul was able to land safety with his dog and the rest of his team.

He later shared another video, saying: "The way home from the presser was interesting."

While Paul initially seemed scared, he accompanied his message with a laughing face emoji - suggesting he wasn't too fazed by the ordeal.

As things stand, Paul and Tyson's fight on July 20 is expected to go ahead.

And that's despite many criticising the pair for agreeing to a showdown despite a massive 30-year age gap.

Jake Paul

Jake Paul was filmed praying to Zeus as lightning struck his plane ahead of his bout with Mike Tyson


Tyson, however, has blasted back at his critics and insists those condemning the fight are simply jealous.

"The people who said that [I am too old to fight] wish that they were up here," he said last week.

"No one else can do this. Who else can do this? Who else can shut the sporting world down? No one else can do it.

"You got the both of us, so we're going to do this. We're friends. There's no doubt we're friends.

"But in the ring, we're not going to be friends. That's just what it is.”

Tyson will be 58 by the time the fight takes place, however.

And he admitted his body was 'sore' and 's**t' as he works hard in the gym to prepare for the bout.

"I'm doing great but my body is s**t right now," he added.

"I'm really sore. I wanted shorter rounds because I wanted more action. If we only have two minutes we are fighting more.

"We're going to see, huh, [if Paul can take my power].


Jake Paul Mike Tyson

Jake Paul and Mike Tyson will fight later in the year with millions of boxing fans from around the world poised to tune in


"No, I'm not [trying to put an end to Paul]. I really like Jake a lot.

"But once he's in that ring, he has to fight like his life is depending on it, because it will be.

"This seems like it's going to be fun. Maybe we'll do it again, too [against someone else]. But can I take care of Jake first, please?”

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