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Mike Tyson 'doing great' after medical emergency on flight to LA

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Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson had a medical emergency Sunday on a flight from Miami to Los Angeles, his representatives said Monday.

Tyson "became nauseous and dizzy due to an ulcer flare-up 30 minutes before landing," his representative said in a statement to The Times. "He is appreciative to the medical staff that were there ...Read more

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Mike Tyson promises 'carnage,' vows to 'finish' Jake Paul in July fight

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Mike Tyson isn’t concerned about his upcoming boxing match with influencer Jake Paul — who is 30 years his junior.

The former heavyweight champ, who retired in 2005, is scheduled to duke it out with the YouTube star on July 20 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The bout will be livestreamed on Netflix.

“Anybody [is a] threat [when] ...Read more

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Eduard Cauich: Rivalry between Canelo Álvarez and Oscar De la Hoya adds needed spice to fight weekend

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LAS VEGAS — Promoter Oscar De La Hoya threw the first punch at the pride of Canelo Álvarez (60-2-2, 39 KOs) after a cordial news conference with rival Jaime Munguia (43-0, 34 KOs) in Beverly Hills .

"Yesterday's press conference was boring, like Canelo's fights," De la Hoya posted on X a day after the March news conference.

Immediately ...Read more

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Canelo Alvarez chasing history, in no hurry to hang up gloves

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LAS VEGAS — Canelo Alvarez has accomplished everything he set out to do in two decades as a professional boxer.

Yet he doesn’t feel anywhere close to finished.

“I want to still make history with these kind of fights,” the Mexican fighter said before Saturday’s Prime Video pay-per-view main event against undefeated countryman Jaime ...Read more

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Bettors love underdog in Canelo-Munguia 'full-out Mexican war'

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LAS VEGAS — Canelo Alvarez is arguably the most popular boxer in the world. But he’s not the most popular bet in Saturday’s super middleweight world title fight at T-Mobile Arena.

That distinction belongs to unbeaten fellow Mexican Jaime Munguia, a +375 underdog at the Westgate SuperBook to upset Alvarez, the undisputed champion and heavy...Read more

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Changing of the guard? Unbeaten Mexican Munguia meets Canelo.

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LAS VEGAS — There is no doubt about how Jaime Munguia feels about his opponent in Saturday night’s super middleweight world title bout at T-Mobile Arena.

“Canelo Alvarez has always been a source of pride and motivation for me,” Munguia said. “I used to say when I was coming up in the sport that I wanted to be just like him.”

Now, ...Read more

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Canelo Alvarez returns to Las Vegas for Cinco de Mayo fight vs. Jaime Munguia

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LAS VEGAS — It’s officially fight week in Las Vegas, as Canelo Alvarez will return to action May 4 at T-Mobile Arena.

That means the fiesta is underway.

“I’m really proud of how amazing fight week is going to be,” Alvarez said recently as the promotion for his bout against Jaime Munguia kicked off. “The fans will be showing their ...Read more

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Mike Tyson to fight Jake Paul. Yes, an ex-heavyweight champ is boxing a YouTuber on Netflix.

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LOS ANGELES — Jake Paul declared he's "ready for the big leagues" Saturday night following his first-round technical knockout of Ryan Bourland.

He better be.

Paul's next match was announced Thursday, and it's against one of the greatest boxers — Mike Tyson. The heavyweight bout will take place July 20 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, ...Read more

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Former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson, 57, to fight 27-year-old Jake Paul in July

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NEW YORK — Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will fight boxing influencer Jake Paul on July 20 in Arlington, Texas.

The bout is scheduled to take place three weeks after Tyson’s 58th birthday. Paul is 27 years old.

Even Netflix, which will be live-streaming the fight, seemed surprised in their announcement of the showdown.

“It’s ...Read more