Jake Paul is fighting again, and faster than you might expect. And the next one? It may be his toughest competition yet. He has fought against former basketball players and, but now Jake Paul is finally ready to fight one appropriate boxer.
Paul faces Tommy Fury, half-brother of the reigning heavyweight king.
If you’ve been following Paul’s matches so far, you may recognize the name. Fury fought on Paul’s last undercard, against MMA fighter Anthony Taylor, but is probably most famous in the UK for his appearances in the reality show Love Island.
Oh, and he’s also the brother of Tyson Fury, the current best heavyweight boxer on the planet. Nothing special.
When will Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury place?
Jake Paul Vs. Tommy Fury is scheduled for Dec. 18 in Tampa Bay, Florida.
Jake Paul Vs. Tommy Fury will take place at the Amalie Arena over 8 rounds and will be battling a 192-pound catchweight. That’s pretty much the weight Jake Paul usually struggles with.
His last two fights with former MMA fighters who usually fought at 170.
This time, Paul is fighting against someone who is much closer to his own height and natural weight. It’s also the first time he’s fought anyone, in Fury, with a similar amount of boxing experience. Fury’s current record is 7-0, with four knockouts to his name. Jake Paul is current with 4-0.
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The match will be available on PPV through Showtime. More details to come.
Much like Jake Paul’s last match, which had a bizarre tattoo bet – his last opponent Tyron Woodley had to get an “I love Jake Paul” tattoo after losing – this new match also has a few strange conditions.
This time, Jake Paul tries to make a bet, giving Tommy Fury an extra $ 500,000 if he wins, but has to change his name to Tommy Fumbles if he loses. This is probably traced back to an earlier interview where Fury’s father and coach said Tommy Fury would have to change his name if he lost to a Paul brother.
Right now, nothing is final or official.
There have been two press conferences so far. The first was a rather low-key affair that only included Jake Paul when Tommy Fury could not reach it. You can see it below.
Second press conference? It was a completely different story. But the entertainment did not necessarily come from Jake Paul, it came from John Fury, father and coach of both Tommy and Tyson Fury.
You can see it all here, but be warned, it’s getting a little weird!