"Roid-off with Jake Paul" - Fans react as Ryan Garcia offers to replace Mike Tyson after veteran boxer's in-flight medical emergency

A fan reacts (insert) to Ryan Garcia (left) offering to replace Mike Tyson (middle) after boxing legend
Fans react (insert) to Ryan Garcia (left) offering to replace Mike Tyson (middle) after boxing legend's medical scare ahead of fight with Jake Paul (right). {Image credit: Ryan Garcia, Mike Tyson, and Jake Paul's Instagram; @clippedszn on Twitter]

Ryan Garcia recently reacted to Mike Tyson's rumored "medical emergency" weeks before his bout with Jake Paul in July. The rumored medical mishap generated much concern for the 57-year-old boxing legend's health as he is about to fight his first pro boxing match in nearly 20 years.

Here's an initial report of the incident by Happy Punch:

"Mike Tyson reportedly suffered a “medical emergency” while boarding a plane last night...Before paramedics arrived, an announcement asking for a doctor and a message came on the screens...The flight took off two hours late but it is unclear if Tyson was on it, per Mirror Fighting"

Meanwhile, Garcia, one of the top boxers in the world today, offered to replace the legendary 'Iron' Mike, despite being a few weight classes below Jake Paul. Garcia wrote:

"If Mike can't fight I'll sub in"

One fan, who goes by @clippedszn, hilariously reacted to Garcia's tweet, saying:

"roid off with jake paul"

Mikey Tyson's representative clears up Ryan Garcia and others' speculations about the 57-year-old's ability to fight

Speaking to MMA Fighting, a representative from Mike Tyson's camp cleared up any speculation on the boxing legend's health and ability to fight in July. The representative also corrected some details concerning the flight's delay.

The representative said:

"Thankfully, Mr. Tyson is doing great. He became nauseous and dizzy due to an ulcer flare up 30 minutes before landing. He is appreciative to the medical staff that were there to help him."

They continued:

"However, it's false reporting that his medical attention caused the flight delay. this two-hour delay was due to an air conditioning issue on the aircraft."

Here's a post of the statement uploaded by MMA Fighting on Instagram:

It seems Ryan Garcia's altruistic attempt at saving the July fight is unfounded as the boxing legend is in good health and will most likely be fight-ready come July 20. The Jake Paul fight will be Tyson's first pro boxing bout since 2005.

As for Garcia, the boxing prodigy just defeated Devin Haney last month on the heels of one of the most bizarre pre-fight lead-ups in recent memory. The 25-year-old is now dealing with a defamation lawsuit filed by his former associate Logan Paul.

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