Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury has finally been confirmed as the rivals are set to clash at the end of February. Here’s what you need to know.
Ever since Jake Paul ended his boxing hiatus, there has only been one fight that fans have wanted to see – him vs Tommy Fury.
The long-time rivals were scheduled to fight back in August, but travel troubles prevented Tommy and his team from getting into the United States. At that point, Jake said he was moving on and looking for other opponents.
Jake fought, and defeated, Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva back in October, and despite penning a deal to join the MMA ranks of the PFL, has been talking about another fight in the boxing ring first. That, we know now, will be against Fury.
Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury fighting on February 26 in Saudi Arabia
After reports that the pair would be fighting on February 25 surfaced in mid-January, Jake has now confirmed that they will be fighting on February 26.
“Tommy has no excuses now…Baby’s born. Money’s massive. Immigration no issue,” Jake tweeted after it was confirmed. “Tyson promises he & Papa will make Tommy retire from boxing & change his last name if he can’t beat the YouTuber.
MMA journalist Ariel Helwani, who first reported the February fight date, has confirmed that both fighters are in the VADA testing pool too.
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Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury pay-per-view
While Jake’s previous fights were broadcast by Showtime, that deal is up and the fight against Tommy will be on ESPN+ in America and BT Sport Box Office in the UK.
To watch the fight, it’ll cost $49.99 on ESPN+ and likely £19.99 on BT Sport.
Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury fight card
As we’ve seen with previous Jake fights, the undercard will likely contain a few bouts with fighters from his MVP brand.
His fight with Tommy will top the bill, but there’s also a nice undercard shaping up as well.
- Main Event: Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury
- Ilunga Makabu vs Badou Jack – WBC Cruiserweight title
- Ashton Sylve vs Maxwell Awuku
Jake’s boxing coach BJ Flores previously stated that he would be fighting on February 18, but that has obviously changed now.
‘The Problem Child’ has recently posted pictures of himself back in training for a fight, but he’s also been training for a Mixed Martial Arts debut with the PFL. So, it remains to be seen how much he’s improved in the ring since the win over Silva.