Jake Paul and Tommy Fury are finally set to face off inside the boxing ring on February 26 in Saudi Arabia.
Throughout Jake Paul’s short boxing career so far it seems that one fight has continued to evade him, the match against Tommy Fury. Paul has done a great job of growing his following in the boxing world and carving out a niche audience in “celebrity boxing.” His claim to fame so far has been fighting and beating former MMA champions and he has done that well. Despite the success he has had so far, fans have been calling for him to face a man who is a boxer by trade, cue Tommy Fury.
These two were originally scheduled to face each other twice before, in 2021, and again in 2022. Both times Fury had pulled out of the bouts either for medical reasons or travel issues. After the last cancellation, Paul vowed to never offer Fury a fight again, however over the last few months talks of this fight began to run hot again and now the matchup is back on the books.
Jake Paul will finally be taking on Tommy Fury after two cancellations
Paul’s most recent victory came over former UFC champion Anderson Silva back in September. After the bout, there was talk of Paul stepping into the squared circle with a boxer next time around. Now he has his man, Fury who is currently holding an 8-0 professional boxing record.
“The moment of truth has finally arrived,” Paul said per ESPN. “On Feb. 26, I will get in the ring with a ‘real boxer,’ an 8-0 fighter from a storied fighting family and show the world the truth about who Jake Paul, the boxer really is.”
The bout will be held at 185 pounds and will be scheduled for eight rounds. The location for this one will be Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and can be seen by fans around the world, specifically in the United States on ESPN+ PPV. The co-main event will be Badou Jack vs. WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu. Also featured on the card will be Ashton Sylve vs. Maxwell Awuku.
Paul has claimed in his Instgram post that Fury’s brother, heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury, will make him give up his name and retire from the sport if he loses.