Boxing legend Mike Tyson falls ill on American Airlines flight from Miami to Los Angeles

28 May 2024, 06:59 | Updated: 28 May 2024, 11:14

Mike Tyson has been recovering after falling ill during a flight, his representatives have said.

The 58-year-old former heavyweight champion "became nauseous and dizzy due to an ulcer flare up 30 minutes before landing" on Sunday, his publicist's office said in a statement.

"Thankfully Mr Tyson is doing great," the statement said.

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

First responders were sent to American Airlines flight 1815 from Miami as it landed at LA International Airport "due to the medical needs of a customer", an airline statement said.

Tyson is due to fight 27-year-old YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul on 20 July at the 80,000-seat home of the Dallas Cowboys.

Netflix will show the fight live, a first for the streaming platform.

Tyson was undisputed world heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1990.

He retired in 2005, but most recently fought in an exhibition in 2020 against Roy Jones in California.

In August 2022, photos showed the boxing legend in a wheelchair while holding a walking stick at an airport terminal, with Tyson later revealing he suffered with sciatica.