A grudge match between undefeated pro boxers Jake Paul and Tommy Fury has once again been agreed upon.
That’s according to MMA journalist and Showtime broadcaster Ariel Helwani.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Paul signed a two-fight deal with PFL to compete in MMA. However, it seems as though a seventh boxing fight will be next for him, before entering the cage.
Helwani reported that the Paul vs Fury boxing fight is a “done deal” for February 25. A venue was not disclosed, although rumours have it that it will go down in Saudi Arabia.
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Tommy Fury has pulled out twice against Jake Paul
Jake Paul has tried to fight the former Tommy Fury for quite a while at this point. The pair was first slated to square off in Florida back in December of 2021, but Fury pulled out and was subsequently replaced by former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.
The bout was later rebooked and was supposed to go down in New York last August. However, visa issues prevented Fury from traveling to the US causing the former “Love Island” participant to pull out yet again. Fury was then replaced by Hasim Rahman Jr, although that fight ended up getting cancelled as well since Rahman Jr. wouldn’t be able to making weight.
Paul is currently 6-0 as a pro boxer. The controversial social media personality started off his fighting career by defeating fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib before scoring a vicious knockout against former NBA player Nate Robinson. Paul then moved on to facing former UFC fighters, knocking out former Bellator and ONE champion Ben Askren before securing a split decision win against Tyron Woodley. He later scored a brutal knockout against Woodley in their rematch, and most recently defeated former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva by unanimous decision.
Fury is 8-0 in professional boxing. The brother to the legendary WBC heavyweight champ Tyson Fury is coming off a decision win against Daniel Bocianski, who came into to the bout as Fury’s most experienced opponent to date with a 10-1 pro record. Prior to that, Fury has mostly faced journeymen boxers or very inexperienced fighters in bouts where he was heavily favoured to win.
It remains to be seen if the Paul vs Fury fight finally happens on February 25. Hopefully third time’s a charm, so that we can put this saga behind us once and for all.