Paul (6-0) meets Fury (8-0) in a boxing match Feb. 25. The pair originally was scheduled to fight on two occasions, but Fury withdrew from both. Reporter Ariel Helwani was first to announce the date.
A location has not been announced, but a report from The Sun said Saudi Arabia will host the fight.
They first were scheduled to fight in December 2021, but the bout fell through when Fury pulled out due to a bacterial chest infection and a broken rib. Tyron Woodley stepped in on just two weeks’ notice, but was knocked out in his rematch with Paul. Fury was booked against Paul a second time this past August at Madison Square Garden in New York, but the fight was scrapped when Fury was denied entry to the U.S. due to his family’s ties with Irish crime boss Daniel Kinahan, who is wanted by the U.S. government.
After he knocked out Woodley, Paul added another former MMA champion to his resume when he beat former UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva by unanimous decision this past October. Paul signed a multifight contract with PFL, where he intends to compete in both boxing and MMA. The YouTube star-turned-boxer also has assumed the role of Head of Fighter Advocacy and will post about the PFL on social media.
Fury, an undefeated boxer and half-brother of heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury, most recently competed in April 2022 when he defeated Daniel Bocianski in London. Prior to that, he picked up a win over MMA fighter and boxer Anthony Taylor on the same card as Paul’s first victory over Woodley, which came by split decision.