For the second time in as many years, Jake Paul and Tommy Fury are officially scheduled to face each other. On Thursday, it was officially announced that Paul and Fury would face each other on August 6 in the main event hosted at Madison Square Garden.
Okay people he grew a set over night. It’s official, Im taking this little Fury’s head off.
Amanda Serrano and I dual main-event at the Mecca of boxing.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) June 23, 2022
The first time they were scheduled to fight each other was back in December of last year, but just shortly before the fight Fury was forced to withdraw and to replace him Paul’s former opponent and bitter rival, Tyron Woodley, the former UFC welterweight champion.
Jake Paul originally defeated Woodley by split decision in the former UFC champion’s professional boxing debut which took place in August of 2021, just months before their rematch in December. The second fight between Paul and Woodley would go much differently, as the former celebrity turned professional fighter landed a highlight-reel knockout of Woodley, stunning the combat sports world.
The second consecutive victory over Woodley would give Jake Paul his fifth consecutive win to begin his professional boxing career, and also calls from some in the boxing community for Paul to face tougher competition moving forward. Tommy Fury would be labeled just that for Paul, as the brother of heavyweight lineal boxing champion Tyson Fury has an 8-0 professional record with four knockouts to his credit.
Earlier this week UFC superstar Nate Diaz requested the promotion give him a fight with “anyone” or he has bigger s**t to do while teasing a video of Jake Paul knocking out Woodley, leading to many thinking there could be a fight between Paul and Diaz. That was then responded to by UFC President Dana White who suggested that Diaz fight Paul, saying “it makes sense” for the two to fight in a boxing match.
On Wednesday, both Paul and Fury engaged in a war of words on social media, where “The Problem Child” urged Fury to sign the contract or lose the possibility of a fight forever.
Tommy Fury and boxers like him are the reason this sport started to die. Tommy, you have 24 hours to fix this. pic.twitter.com/JZFh6VAiGo
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) June 22, 2022
Fury would respond to Paul by saying the fight was on and suggested that no one on his team was going to prevent the fight from taking place.
The fight is on. August 6th. Forget a team or any other bullshit. I don’t need anybody to help me lay you flat on that canvas. Oh and thanks for finally signing the drug testing… you only agreed to it when you realised the fight was at risk – who needs who 😂 https://t.co/bt6CL24HNh
— Tommy Fury (@tommytntfury) June 22, 2022
Following the announcement on Thursday morning, Jake Paul released a YouTube video discussing the fight in which he labeled it the biggest risk of his career. The fight is set to take place August 6 at Madison Square Garden and in the co-main event, female superstar Amanda Serrano will face Brenda Carabajal, with the event being broadcasted on SHOWTIME PPV.
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