A fight between YouTube star Jake Paul and Tommy Fury has officially been announced after an extended period of haggling. Here’s everything we know so far about this long-awaited boxing match.
Jake Paul is making waves in the boxing world after rising to fame as a YouTube superstar. Following his very first amateur match in 2018, Paul went on to accrue a 4-0 professional boxing record, but his most anticipated fight is still on the horizon.
After defeating fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib, former NBA star Nate Robinson, former Olympic mixed martial artist Ben Askren, and five-time UFC champ Tyron Woodley, Paul now has his sights set on a boxer of his own caliber.
Upon his victory over Woodley, Paul immediately set out looking for potential opponents… one of them being Love Island star and pro boxer Tommy Fury. This came as quite a surprise to fans, as Paul had previously rejected an offer from Fury, claiming that he had “some ladders to climb to get on my level.”
Jake Paul and Tommy Fury got heated backstage after the Woodley fight. pic.twitter.com/nrZeAIVlCX
— Dexerto (@Dexerto) August 30, 2021
Tommy Fury rejects Jake Paul fight offers
Paul then offered Fury $1 million to face him in the ring, but his proposed opponent laughed off the amount, notably claiming that it was “not even worth getting out of bed for.”
Despite their disagreements, a fight is finally on for the two stars, and both a date and location have reportedly been set.
Tommy “Fury” has denied 2 abundant offers from my team.
Timmy “Fury”…. this is your last offer… $1 million, 8 rounds. 4x more than you have ever made.
Either step up and fight OR accept that you and your Dad don’t believe in you @tommytntfury.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) September 21, 2021
When is Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury boxing match?
On Octber 29, Jake Paul officially revealed that he will be facing off against Fury on Saturday, December 18 in Tampa Bay, Florida.
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Pucker up Timmy, it’s time to kiss ur last name and ur family’s boxing legacy goodbye. DEC 18th Im changing this wankers name to Tommy Fumbles and celebrating with Tom Brady. Tickets on sale November 10th!#PaulFury One Will Fall. @MostVpromotions @showtimeboxing @amaliearena pic.twitter.com/IFStMpJul5
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) October 29, 2021
The two will face off in an eight-round bout, with each round lasting three minutes. The fight will have a catchweight of 192 lbs.
This announcement follows previous reports that claimed Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury would purportedly be taking place on December 18, 2021, in Miami, Florida.
However, this information was later debunked by a promotional organization founded by Jake Paul and BAVAFA Sports in an Instagram comment, which claimed that “nothing is confirmed” until Paul announces it.
Most Valuable Promotions shuts down rumours about rumoured December Jake Paul fight date pic.twitter.com/9bmbHjHGxP
— TheBreadBatch (@TheBreadBatch) October 21, 2021
Where to watch Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury
According to the official fight poster, the bout can be watched via SHOWTIME PPV. Ticket sales are set to go live on November 10.
This potential bout is looking to be a challenging one for Paul, as this will be the first time he’s facing off against a true-blue boxer instead of retired sports stars, YouTubers, and inactive MMA pros.
There’s no word yet on the fight purse, either — so exactly how much money is on the line for these boxers remains to be seen. One thing is certain, though; this will be a fight that fans won’t want to miss.