Mike Tyson Could Have Serious Health Consequences Fighting Jake Paul

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    Mike Tyson is set to return to the boxing ring for the first time since his exhibition match with Roy Jones Jr. during the Covid-19 lockdown.

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    Mike Tyson, Image Credits- Reuters

    However, it may not be advisable for the nearly 58-year-old to face Jake Paul.

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    Analyzing the Health Risks Mike Tyson’s Return to the Ring Could Cause To Him

    Tyson’s last professional bout dates back to 2005, where he suffered his third defeat in four fights, signaling a decline from his prime years under the mentorship of Cus D’Amato and Kevin Rooney. Now, Tyson has agreed to step back into the ring, scheduled to face Jake Paul at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on July 20. This event is particularly noteworthy as it marks the first occasion Netflix will stream a live boxing match.

    While fans and participants express excitement, there’s an underlying concern, especially for Tyson. Despite his enthusiasm, he should also acknowledge the cautionary tale of his idol, Muhammad Ali, who demonstrated the risks associated with prolonged exposure to boxing.

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    Tyson’s return means subjecting himself to potentially 36 minutes of sustained head trauma, a significant risk given his age. This prolonged exposure increases the likelihood of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), colloquially referred to as dementia pugilistica. CTE is a degenerative brain condition associated with repetitive head injuries, prevalent among athletes and individuals with a history of concussions. Its symptoms include memory loss, mood fluctuations, and cognitive decline.

    FILE PHOTO: Boxing – Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury – WBC Heavyweight Title – The Grand Garden Arena at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, United States – February 22, 2020 Former boxer Mike Tyson before the fight REUTERS/Steve Marcus/File Photo

    Another significant risk for Tyson is the potential for brain bleeding, specifically a condition known as a subdural hematoma. This occurs when the bridging veins between the brain and blood vessels are torn due to sustained blows, such as those experienced in boxing matches.

    In older individuals, who naturally experience a loss of brain volume over time, the risk of this condition is already elevated. Furthermore, it’s believed that individuals with a history of alcoholism, a battle Tyson has faced in the past, are at even greater risk.

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    The consequences of a subdural hematoma can be severe, potentially leading to diffuse axonal injury and ultimately contributing to the development of CTE, resulting in cognitive decline. Additionally, as brain cells die or are lost, there’s a possibility of the brain shrinking.

    A third risk factor for Tyson, given his advanced age, is the increased likelihood of cardiac issues. Particularly as he attempts to keep up with someone like Jake Paul, who is in his mid-20s, Tyson may be susceptible to arrhythmia, angina, and even myocardial infarction if he pushes himself too hard during training.

    Dec 18, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Jake Paul celebrates after knocking out Tyron Woodley (not pictured) at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

    Intense exercise can also lead to cardiac fibrosis, while age-related narrowing of the heart arteries can make it more challenging for blood to flow efficiently throughout the body, requiring the heart muscle to work harder to meet the demands placed upon it.

    Mike Tyson’s Marijuana Product Recall Could Prove To Be Some Added Motivation

    Iron Mike Tyson now has added motivation to defeat Jake Paul in the boxing ring, as the California Department of Cannabis Control (CADCC) has issued a statewide recall of his marijuana product.

    Two of Tyson’s Undisputed brands, Toad and Tadpole, must be returned due to the discovery of Aspergillus sp. in the 3.5 gram flower products. This recall specifically applies to products packaged after August 23, 2023, with the Batch Number HT-9668-1 indicated on the labeling.


    Aspergillus, a type of mold commonly found in soil, poses potential health risks, particularly for individuals with weakened immune systems. Infections caused by Aspergillus can range from lung infections to sinusitis and skin infections. Moreover, certain strains of Aspergillus can produce harmful mycotoxins, which can adversely affect individuals if inhaled or ingested, areas of concern for marijuana users.

    It’s important to note that Tyson himself bears no responsibility for this issue. While he serves as the face of the brand, the production of the marijuana products is handled by a company called Northern Emeralds.

    The CADCC advises consumers to dispose of the affected products or return them to the retailer for proper disposal. Additionally, individuals experiencing symptoms or adverse reactions are urged to contact their physician immediately for appropriate medical attention.

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