Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul Boxing Match New Date: Fight Set for Nov.

By Chanak Maduranga

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Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul Boxing Match New Date: Fight Set for Nov.
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Netflix‘s first live boxing match, a high-profile bout between Mike Tyson and Jake Paul, has a new date.

Just a week after postponing the match due to Tyson’s ulcer flare-up, the fight’s promoter, Most Valuable Promotions, says the event will now take place on Friday, Nov. 15.

It will still be held at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, and one of the undercard matches will still be Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano. Netflix has global streaming rights to the fight, picking it up back in March as part of its live events push.

“Our team has worked diligently with all parties involved to reschedule this monumental fight to a date that ensures both Jake Paul and Mike Tyson are fully prepared, with equal training time, as well as allowing us to keep the event at AT&T stadium in the midst of the Cowboys season,” said Nakisa Bidarian, co-founder of Most Valuable Promotions, in a statement. “We appreciate the outstanding dedication, collaboration, and flexibility of our partners at Netflix and AT&T Stadium. Paul vs. Tyson is the most cross generational sporting event in history, and we are committed to providing fans worldwide with this unforgettable night of boxing, live globally on Netflix.”

Netflix has made live events a top strategic priority, with the streaming giant also inking a deal with the NFL for a pair pf Christmas Day games, paying about $75 million for each.

But the boxing match is poised to be the “most watched boxing match ever given ease of access and Netflix’s large global subscriber base,” JPMorgan analyst Doug Anmuth wrote, and if successful, could spark a larger foray into combat sports for the streamer.

The match was postponed after Tyson’s ulcer issues, which have been preventing him from training. The new date will allow him to have enough time to train ahead of the bout.

“Although we had to postpone the fight, I will resume training shortly,” Tyson said in a statement. “I am thankful to the medical staff that treated me and to MVP, Netflix, and AT&T Stadium for working diligently to find the best reschedule date for all parties.

“While we have a new date, the result will be the same no matter when we fight,” he added. “Jake Paul is getting knocked out.”

Chanak Maduranga

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