After two failed fights, some broken ribs and an immigration row at a London airport, Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury is official. Again.
The two rivals, who have been linked to a fight with one another for the past 18 months, finally appear set to throw down after it was confirmed today that their boxing match will take place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia on February 26 — one day later than previous reports had suggested. The two fighters will face off first the first time this Saturday in London as part of the fight card headlined by Artur Beterbiev and Anthony Yarde.
Paul was most recently seen in the ring winning a decision against former UFC champion Anderson Silva last year, while also holding victories against MMA fighters Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley (x2) — though he has come under fire for not yet facing a traditional boxer in his developing career.
Tommy has no excuses now…Baby’s born. Money’s massive. Immigration no issue.
Tyson promises he & Papa will make Tommy retire from boxing & change his last name if he can’t beat the YouTuber.
Tmw I’m coming to London to look at all 3 Fury’s in the eye & shake on that promise. pic.twitter.com/hMBFCabMoS
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) January 27, 2023
Any questions related to that will be answered next month in Saudi Arabia, provided that there are no more unforeseen circumstances in the next four weeks. The fight will be broadcast in the UK & Ireland via BT Sports pay-per-view and on ESPN+ in the United States.
Fury is 8-0 as a professional boxer, scoring half of those by knockout. He is the half-brother of world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, who joked this week that he would ensure that Tommy Fury stays in Saudi Arabia if he loses to the YouTube star Paul.