Jake Paul makes feelings clear over Mike Tyson wheelchair photo ahead of boxing fight - 'Very similar people'

Jake Paul makes feelings clear over Mike Tyson wheelchair photo ahead of boxing fight - 'Very similar people'

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 28/05/2024

- 10:34

The American has vented his anger on social media

Jake Paul has hit out at KSI and Dilon Danis after the pair posted old photos of Mike Tyson in a wheelchair on Monday.

Tyson recently had a health scare, with the 57-year-old suffering an ulcer flare up while flying from Miami to Los Angeles.

His camp have since confirmed he's 'doing great', with his representatives telling the New York Post: "Thankfully Mr Tyson is doing great.

"He became nauseous and dizzy due to an ulcer flare up 30 minutes before landing.

Jake Paul Mike Tyson

Jake Paul and Mike Tyson are still set to fight despite the boxing icon recently having a health scare


"He is appreciative to the medical staff that were there to help him."

After the incident, KSI and Danis both uploaded pictures of Tyson in a wheelchair.

It is an old photo, however, with the image being taken in 2022.

And Paul has now made it clear he's unhappy with the actions of the pair, suggesting they're attempting to 'mislead' fans.

He retweeted a post from Most Valuable Promotions, his own company, that said: "KSI and Dilon Danis are very similar people.

"They both posted a 2 year old picture of Mike Tyson to mislead their audience referring to Tyson’s health

"Mike Tyson is feeling great after an ulcer flare up on a cross country flight."

Paul has also since confirmed his fight with Tyson will be going ahead as planned.

The duo are due to do battle on July 20 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Some fans feel Paul should pick a different opponent in the wake of Tyson's health scare, however, despite the boxing icon appearing to have recovered.

Regarding the wheelchair photo from two years ago, it was taken at a time when he was suffering from sciatica.

Sciatica is a back condition that typically affects people between the ages of 30 and 50.

And Tyson, speaking in a recent Instagram video, admitted he feared he'd have to use a wheelchair for the rest of his life.

"Listen, it's a miracle. I didn't know what was going to happen in my life," he said.

"I was scared I was going to be in a wheelchair for the rest of my life.

"You get so...I don't want to say depressed. Discouraged.

"Your back hurts, there's nothing I can do. I'm useless."

Tyson also recently hit back at critics warning him against returning to the ring, four years on from his last bout with Roy Jones Jr in 2020.

He told Reuters: "I'm 58 and what? I'm getting billions of views from just talking about fighting.

"Everybody, even most of the athletes, they're jealous… You couldn't sell out an arena.


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Jake Paul has confirmed Mike Tyson is 'doing great' with the pair set to fight later this year


"Who at 58 can sell out an 80,000-seat arena? Why do you think he wants to fight me and not anybody else?

"All the boxers want to fight him.

"But if he fought them, the only people that will come are the people that like him.

"Their parents might not even come watch them."

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