Jake Paul and Mike Tyson reschedule fight for November

Jake Paul is set to face Mike Tyson in November credit:Bang Showbiz
Jake Paul is set to face Mike Tyson in November credit:Bang Showbiz

Jake Paul and Mike Tyson have rescheduled their boxing match for November 15.

The YouTuber-turned-boxer was originally set to face Tyson, 57, in Arlington, Texas, on June 20, but they were forced to postpone the fight, after the former heavyweight champion fell ill on a flight last month.

Tyson - who suffered an ulcer problem during the flight - said in a statement: "Although we had to postpone the fight, I will resume training shortly.

"I am thankful to the medical staff that treated me and to MVP, Netflix, and AT and T Stadium for working diligently to find the best reschedule date for all parties.

"While we have a new date, the result will be the same no matter when we fight. Jake Paul is getting knocked out."

Nakisa Bidarian - the co-founder of Most Valuable Promotions, the company organising the event - is thrilled that they've managed to reschedule the fight and that it will still be held at AT and T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys.

Nakisa said: "Our team has worked diligently with all parties involved to reschedule this monumental fight to a date that ensures both Jake Paul and Mike Tyson are fully prepared, with equal training time, as well as allowing us to keep the event at AT and T stadium in the midst of the Cowboys season."

Tyson previously revealed that he was looking forward to facing Jake, 27.

Speaking before the postponement, Tyson said: "I'm very much looking forward to stepping into the ring with Jake Paul at the AT and T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

"He's grown significantly as a boxer over the years, so it will be a lot of fun to see what the will and ambition of a ‘kid’ can do with the experience and aptitude of a GOAT.

"It's a full circle moment that will be beyond thrilling to watch; as I started him on his boxing journey on the undercard of my fight with Roy Jones and now I plan to finish him."