Let’s do that once more. After a number of makes an attempt to place collectively a struggle between social media star-turned-boxer Jake Paul and Tommy Fury, actuality star, boxer and brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, the 2 are again on the boxing calendar. The pair are set to satisfy on Feb. 26 from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions introduced on Friday. The bout will air stay on ESPN+ PPV.
Talk of the struggle dates again to 2021, with Fury defeating Anthony Taylor on the undercard of Paul’s first matchup with Tyron Woodley, a state of affairs that aimed to arrange Fury vs. Paul. That struggle was set for Dec. 18 of that yr just for Fury to tug out firstly of December, resulting in a rematch between Paul and Woodley.
Another try and make the struggle was made with an Aug. 6, 2022 goal date. However, Fury’s visa was denied as he was set to journey to the United States for a press convention in June to formally announce the struggle. That state of affairs seemed to be a results of the Fury household’s involvement with Daniel Kinahan, an alleged crime boss who’s the goal of coordinated efforts between Irish, British, and American legislation enforcement. Paul was then set to struggle substitute opponent Hasim Rahman Jr., solely to see that struggle additionally disintegrate when Rahman made it clear he can be unable to make the contracted weight.
Paul went on to struggle in October, taking up his most harmful opponent thus far, former UFC champion and semi-experienced professional boxer Anderson Silva. Paul received the struggle by resolution, scoring a knockdown of Silva late within the struggle to safe his victory. That win ran Paul to 6-0 in his boxing marketing campaign with 4 knockout wins, although a lot criticism has been given to his stage of competitors, with solely Silva having precise professional boxing expertise previous to assembly Paul.
Fury is 8-0 as an expert, although his stage of competitors is questioned as effectively, albeit for various causes. In his first seven bouts, Fury’s opponents had a mixed report of 14-175-5, with solely three of these opponents having received a professional bout. In his most up-to-date outing, Fury beat Daniel Bocianski, who entered the struggle with a 10-1 report.
A win for both man would possible be probably the most spectacular win on their resume and will set them as much as proceed growing their stage of competitors because the yr goes on, although Paul just lately introduced that he had signed a multi-fight deal to compete for MMA promotion PFL and also will must dedicate time to coaching for what is anticipated to be a 2024 debut for the promotion.
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