On Sunday night, Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury will settle their differences in the boxing ring.
Both fighters have finally arrived in Saudi Arabia for this weekend’s massive grudge match, after years of buildup and numerous postponements.
Paul, a popular YouTuber, has won all six of his professional fights to this point. However, this will be the first time he faces a full-time boxer, albeit one whose record has been heavily questioned.
After eight professional victories against weak opponents, Fury has rarely impressed. The former Love Island star is under a lot of scrutiny because of his boxing family history, which includes WBC heavyweight champion and half-brother Tyson Fury.
The victor will be given a spot in the WBC’s official global rankings. A top-40 spot in the cruiserweight division would be automatically awarded to Paul, while Fury would have to earn his way into the rankings.
The fight between Paul and Fury has been postponed twice before, but this time it will happen. Here’s the lowdown on the battle you’ll need to attend:
Date and Time of Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury Fight
- Date: 26 February, Sunday.
- Starting time: 2 p.m. (ET) / 7 p.m. (GMT)
- Main Event start (approx): 4:30 p.m. (ET) / 9:30 p.m. (GMT)
Ringwalks for the main events are scheduled for 9:30 p.m. GMT / 4:30 p.m. ET, with the main card beginning at 7 p.m. GMT / 2 p.m. ET. Undercard bouts’ lengths may force adjustments to these schedules.
How to watch Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury Live
Where is Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury fight held?
It will take place on Sunday, February 26, 2023, at the 15,000-capacity Diriyah Arena in Riyad, Saudi Arabia, and will consist of eight three-minute rounds between Paul and Fury.
Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury Preview
Jake Paul, once a YouTube star and now a professional boxer, is coming back to a TV screen near you.
Paul has won six consecutive matches, four by knockout. Paul has fought three mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters and the former NBA basketball player Nate Robinson since he began boxing in 2018. Each victory has strengthened his already-solid reputation and boosted his brand.
However, he is now on the cusp of making the most significant move of his professional life. On Sunday, Paul will face Tommy Fury, the half-brother of world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, in his first professional boxing bout.
This Sunday (February 26) in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, one of the most anticipated boxing showdowns will finally take place when Jake Paul, the YouTuber-turned-boxer, faces off against Tommy Fury. Originally scheduled for 2021, the fight was postponed to 2022. This fight, which was scheduled for 2022 but never happened, is between two promising young boxers and has been anticipated with great anticipation.
Paul, 26, has had an impressive run leading up to his cruiserweight fight in Saudi Arabia. His record now stands at 6-0, with his most recent victory coming via technical knockout over MMA legend Anderson Silva. The 23-year-old Fury, on the other hand, has a perfect record of eight knockouts and zero losses in the boxing ring.
Reports indicate that the pay-per-view (PPV) event featuring Jake Paul and Tommy Fury will net the fighters a total of more than $13 million. Sports Zion claims that Paul will earn $3.2 million from the fight and receive 65 percent of the PPV earnings. The total prize money he has earned, including sponsorships, is now worth an estimated USD 8.6 million.
Fury, meanwhile, is expected to earn USD 2 million and keep 35% of the PPV shares, for a grand total of USD 4.5 million.
An exciting fight is expected between Paul, the problem child, and Fury, Tyson Fury’s younger brother. (who has jokingly warned Tommy that he can remain in Saudi and change his surname if he is defeated by Paul). The main event bout on Sunday has a lot riding on it for both the fighters and the fans.
Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury fight prediction
If Paul wants to pursue professional boxing, he can do so with no fear of repercussions.
Given his family’s rich boxing history, Fury has no chance of losing this match. Fury would have been the heavy favourite a few years ago, but Paul has made tremendous strides in a relatively favourable environment.
While neither fighter has a ton of experience, Tommy has the edge due to his long career.
The Fighting Fury has been boxing since he was 14 or 15, so his experience and foundational skills should see him through.
Paul has improved greatly since his 2019 debut, but he will have a hard time making an impact against an opponent who can land a solid jab and has good reach.
Hard jabs from Fury should keep Paul honest if he gets going early and makes the middle of the ring his, giving the 23-year-old time to set up his big punch.
In order to avoid Paul’s big overhand right, the one that knocked out Tyron Woodley, Fury must be cautious.
Fury should be able to cruise to victory as long as he doesn’t do that. Leave the empty talk behind you.
I think Fury will knock out Paul in the third round.
Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury undercard
- Faceoff: Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury (10 rounds, cruiserweight)
- Taking on Badou Jack: Ilunga Makabu (12 rounds, cruiserweight, WBC title)
- Maxwell Awuku vs. Ashton Sylve (8 rounds, super featherweight)
- In re: Bader Samreen vs. Viorel Simion (8 rounds, lightweight)
- Taryel Jafarov vs. Muhsin Cason (8 rounds, cruiserweight)
- Scott Stuart Kellog vs. Adam Saleh (6 rounds—super-lightweight)
- Challenger Ronald Martinez takes on Ziyad Almaayouf (4 rounds, super-lightweight).