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FIGHT CLUB | Mar 20

Tyson’s Coach Worried About Fighter’s Health Following Doctor’s Warning

Boxing Legend Mike Tyson and YouTube Star Jake Paul Are Set to Face Off on July 20th

Tyson’s Coach Worried About Fighter’s Health Following Doctor’s Warning
Mike Tyson | Alberto Gandolfo / NurPhoto / NurPhoto via AFP

Tyson’s Health Concerns

“Cocaine habit elevates risk considerably – and Tyson has been known to have used the drug in the past.” -Dr. Stephen Hughes

Jake Paul’s next fight might be in jeopardy. If you’re like me, you have no idea what a 57-year-old Mike Tyson would be fighting a 27-year-old Jake Paul but here they are. Well, I do know, and it rhymes with the word honey.

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There’s no denying that Tyson is one of the biggest boxing icons ever. Mike Tyson’s record of 50-6 is incredible despite some high-profile losses in his career. What I don’t understand is what he has to gain by putting himself at risk vs. Paul. He’s got a super successful weed company and doesn’t really need money. Luckily, it looks like smarter people are trying to knock some sense into Tyson, per the latest boxing news.

 

Doctor Is Concerned About Fight

Mike Tyson is a bonafide fighter and sometimes they don’t think about the long-term issues that can come from fighting. Dr. Stephen Hughes expressed serious concern about Tyson taking hits to the head.

In older people, the brain tends to lose volume,” Hughes said, via The Conversation. “This lengthens the bridging veins and makes them more vulnerable to rupture. Bleeding from these torn veins causes a collection of blood that presses on the brain. This causes confusion, loss of consciousness, neurological disability, and, in some cases, death.

Alcoholism is known to accelerate brain shrinkage, and it appears that Tyson has this as a past risk factor.

It also sounds like Tyson’s past issues with drugs and alcohol could be a real concern.

Keeping fit protects against cardiovascular disease, and Tyson’s exercise regime will benefit him greatly,” Hughes said. “However, the temptation to overdo it in the gym is always there. Extreme exercise can lead to cardiac fibrosis (scarring of the heart muscles), which over time may lead to heart failure or, sometimes, sudden death. Coronary atherosclerosis (narrowed heart arteries) is common in middle age, even in seemingly healthy people. However, it can lead to sudden death during exercise.

Although regular exercise reduces this risk, a cocaine habit elevates it considerably – and Tyson has been known to have used the drug in the past.”

 

Protect the Legend

This fight just sounds like an all-around bad idea. It doesn’t take place until July 20 so there’s plenty of time to cancel it. Honestly, this thing is just a cash grab anyway so I personally won’t be sad if it doesn’t happen.

These boxing rumors aren’t great for fans of boxing but canceling this fight might be best for Tyson long term.

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