Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury: date, time, how to watch, background
YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul will face reality TV star Tommy Fury on pay-per-view Sunday in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
JAKE PAUL (6-0, 4 KOS) VS. TOMMY FURY (8-0, 4 KOS)
Date: Sunday, Feb. 26
Time: 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT (main event later in show)
Where: Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
TV/Stream: Pay-per-view ($49.99)
Division: Catch weight (185 pounds)
At stake: No major titles
Pound-for-pound ranking: None
Odds: Paul 1½-1 favorite (average of multiple outlets)
Also on the card: Ilunga Makabu vs. Badou Jack, cruiserweights (for Makabu’s WBC title)
Prediction: Paul KO 4
Background: Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury is finally happening after some starts and stops. Both men are good athletes with some ability but remain rank beginners. Indeed, this event is on pay-per-view because of their massive followings, not their accomplishments. Paul, a YouTuber-turned-boxer, has had success against a retired NBA player (Nate Robinson) and former MMA fighters, including a clear unanimous decision over 47-year-old Anderson Silva in an eight-rounder this past October. Paul made a big splash when he rendered Tyrone Woodley unconscious with a monstrous overhand right in their rematch in December 2021, which preceded the Silva fight. Fury, the half brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, can be described as the first boxer that Paul will have faced but his opposition has been hand-picked. He is well known as a reality TV star in the U.K.
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