The official fight card for the Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury boxing event has been released.
On February 26, ‘The Problem Child’ looks to remain undefeated by taking out Fury in Saudi Arabia. All eyes will be on the cruiserweight main event, but five other bouts have been added to the ESPN+ pay-per-view. Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions made the announcement on Twitter by saying:
“Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury main card is set. Badou Jack takes on Ilunga Makabu for the WBC Cruiserweight world title. Almaayouf, Cason and Samreen put their undefeated records on the line. #PaulFury”
The co-main event will feature a WBC world cruiserweight title matchup as defending champion Ilunga Makabu takes on Badou Jack. Makabu has won his last six fights, including two title defenses, while Jack is on a five-fight win streak.
Before the top two fights on February 26, several undefeated boxers look to secure another win – Ziyad Almaayouf (1-0) vs. Ronnald Martinez (3-1-1), Muhsin Cason (10-0) vs. Taryel Jafarov (18-5), and Bader Samreen (7-0) vs. Viorel Simion (23-9). The only other bout on the Paul vs. Fury undercard is between social media influencers Adam Saleh (0-0-1) and Stuart Kellogg (0-0).
Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury main card is set.
Badou Jack takes on Ilunga Makabu for the WBC Cruiserweight world title.
— Most Valuable Promotions (@MostVpromotions) February 16, 2023
What’s at stake between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury?
There’s a lot at stake for Jake Paul (6-0) and Tommy Fury (8-0). ‘The Problem Child’ has been doubted every step of the way in his boxing journey. After getting comfortable in the ring against several MMA fighters, the former YouTuber is looking to showcase his potential by taking on Tyson Fury’s half-brother.
Meanwhile, Fury has been discredited by Paul, boxing fans, and even promoters like Eddie Hearn. The 23-year-old has been training his entire life, and he’s ready to silence the doubters by giving ‘The Problem Child’ his first loss.
If Paul is seeking validation, the WBC is offering it to him with a win against Fury. The World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman has promised ‘The Problem Child’ a world cruiserweight ranking by defeating ‘TNT.’
Regardless of the rankings, Paul wants to take out his upcoming opponent because of the tension that has escalated over the past year. Only time will tell which cruiserweight prospect emerges victorious in Saudi Arabia.