An academic has cautioned that Mike Tyson could face various health risks, such as veins rupturing in the brain, as he readies himself for his comeback fight against Jake Paul. Tyson, aged 57 and not having boxed professionally since 2005, is scheduled to face the YouTuber-turned-fighter in Texas in July.

Following his loss to Kevin McBride nearly two decades ago, the legendary 'Iron Mike' Tyson participated in only two exhibition matches, with the latest occurring in 2020. Despite his limited activity since his official retirement, Tyson's drive remains strong, as evidenced by his decision to fight a man 30 years his junior.

With just 10 fights under his belt, Jake Paul has aspirations of vying for world title belts in the future, marking his evolution from a child Disney star to a formidable opponent in the boxing ring. It remains uncertain whether Mike Tyson's seasoned experience will prevail over the youthful vigor of his 27-year-old challenger when they square off at AT&T Stadium in the summer.

The possibility of a match between two individuals with significantly different ages has stirred controversy within the boxing community, with questions raised about the wisdom of such a spectacle. Stephen Hughes, a senior lecturer in medicine at Anglia Ruskin University, has cautioned that Mike Tyson's choice to fight Jake Paul carries inherent risks for the renowned 'Baddest Man on the Planet'.

The academic from Anglia Ruskin University, writing for the Conversation, has expressed concerns about the potential damage to Mike Tyson's brain from blows to the head, particularly the risk of a subdural hematoma due to his age. This condition can lead to confusion, loss of consciousness, neurological disability, and in severe cases, death. Factors like alcohol abuse can exacerbate the risk by causing brain shrinkage and vein ruptures. Hughes cited a boxer with a previous subdural hematoma as an example of the potential long-term consequences, including physical disability and severe depression.