Celebrity boxer Tommy Fury, the younger brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, will take the stage against popular YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul tonight.
Tommy, who recently started his boxing career, is undefeated, as is his brother Tyson, and he hopes to continue the unbeaten streak. However, Jake Paul will be his toughest test yet.
Fury has been in 8 fights and hasn’t lost any. Whereas Jake Paul has been in 6 fights and hasn’t lost any either.
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However, both fighters have no professional wins against full-time boxers, though their fight tonight will have the sweet reward of a WBC cruiserweight ranking for the winner. The fight has also been a long time coming.
There have been two failed attempts. The first scheduled fight was canceled after Fury suffered an injury. Fury withdrew from the second scheduled fight after encountering visa issues.
A number of other big fights will raise the curtain on the famous battle. Badou Jack faces Ilunga Makabu for the WBC world title. Adam Saleh, a former YouTuber will go up against Stuart Kellogg. In addition to this, the undefeated Bader Samreen takes on Viorel Simion while another undefeated fighter Muhsin Cason takes on Taryel Jafarov.
When is Tommy Fury vs. Jake Paul?
The fight will take place in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia on Sunday February 26 with the undercard kicking off at 6:30pm UK time (1:30pm EST) with the main event taking place at 9:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time).
How to watch Tommy Fury vs. Jake Paul
the fight will be broadcast live on BT Sport Box Office in the UK, with a confirmed price of £19.95.
For customers in the US, the fight can be found on ESPN+PPV. Coverage will begin at 2 pm EST. You can find more information here.
Subject to change
- Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury
- Ilunga Makabu vs. Badou Jack – for the WBC Cruiserweight Title
- Bader Samreen vs. Viorel Simion
- Muhsin Cason vs. Taryel Jafarov
- Ziyad Almaayouf vs. Janos Penzes
- Adam Saleh vs. Stuart Kellogg