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Mike Tyson's fiery spat with fan amid looming Jake Paul fight

In the photo Mike Tyson
In the photo Mike Tyson
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11:59 AM EDT, April 5, 2024

During a training session, Mike Tyson, who was renowned for his aggression, had a fiery encounter with a fan. The fan, while participating, accidentally struck the 57-year-old boxing legend in the face.

On July 24th, an eagerly awaited fight is scheduled between Mike Tyson and the immensely popular actor and YouTuber Jake Paul. Despite the considerable age difference—Tyson is over 30 years older—the legendary boxer is optimistic about defeating Paul, who has a record of winning 9 out of 10 professional fights.

In the weeks leading up to the bout, Tyson showcased his intense preparation on social media. A circulating video from one such session captures when a fan's punch mistakenly lands on Tyson's face.

Tyson's response to the mishap is telling of his character. Though not forceful, the punch was met with a cold glare and a crude remark from "Iron Mike," drawing laughter from onlookers.

Fans of Tyson have recently been agitated by a report from "The Sun," suggesting that the anticipated match against Paul might be in jeopardy. Concerns arise that Tyson could fail additional medical examinations required for the fight.
In light of these concerns, former WBC super middleweight champion Sakio Bika has been mentioned as a possible replacement. Yet, Tyson has not addressed these rumors directly, continuing to demonstrate his readiness to face his upcoming opponent.
This bout marks Tyson's return to the ring for the first time since his exhibition match against another boxing legend, Roy Jones Jr., in November 2020.
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