Today, Most Valuable Promotions (MVP) announced that international superstar Jake “The Problem Child” Paul will finally take on undefeated professional boxer Tommy “TNT” Fury, the younger brother of the champion. world heavyweight Tyson Fury, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Sunday, February 26, 2023. The main event, titled “The Truth,” will also feature two-weight world champion Badou Jack.” The Ripper” challenges WBC Cruiser world champion Ilunga Makabu in the co-main event. The card will also introduce Ashton “H2O” Sylve, the undefeated MVP, as he prepares to face former WBC World Champion Maxwell Awuku (48-5-1, 33 KOs), from Accra, Ghana.

Paul vs. Fury will stream on ESPN+ PPV (2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. Pacific time), the exclusive digital distributor for the event in the United States. Additionally, it will be available through cable and satellite pay-per-view carriers and will cost $49.99.

Paul and Fury were originally scheduled to go head-to-head in December 2021, but Fury withdrew from the fight due to medical issues. Paul went on to score another brilliant punch down Tyron Woodley, who came on as a late substitute for the pair’s rematch in August 2021. Paul will give Fury another chance next month to give him another shot. able to silence critics who claim that he has yet to fight a professional boxer. The 26-year-old Clevelander begins his professional boxing journey in January 2020 and will face Fury, a more experienced boxer from a prominent boxing family.

Paul, who boasts a professional record of 6-0 with four knockouts, continues to make waves in the boxing world. His most recent win over legend Anderson Silva, which earned him ESPNRingside’s 2022 Viral Moment of the Year, by knocking Silva out in the 8th round. Paul began his professional career in January. 2020 with an impressive debut against British YouTube star AnEsonGib and then a knock-out against former NBA star Nate Robinson in November 2020. Since then, “Problem Kid” has caused a sensation. rocked the industry with the first-ever KO round of former MMA champion Ben Askren in April 2021 and two wins over Woodley, including a fierce knockout that earned him the Knockout title of the year 2021 by ESPNRingside.

Paul said: “The moment of truth has finally come. “On February 26th, I will fight a ‘real fighter’, an 8-0 fighter from a long family of boxers and show the world the truth about Jake Paul, the real boxer. Who is.

Hailing from Manchester, England, Fury started boxing at the age of 12. He had 12 amateur fights, won two regional titles and reached the UK national final in 2016. Fury made his professional debut. in 2018, won the decisive victory. After that, he knocked out the next 4 opponents, attracting the attention of the boxing world. In 2021, he fought three times, including on his US debut with Paul’s undercard, winning a seventh over Anthony Taylor. Most recently, he knocked out Daniel Bocianski over six rounds last April on the undercard Tyson Fury-Dillian Whyte. Fury, the former Love Island reality TV star, is getting ready for the biggest moment of his professional boxing career.

“Jake Paul has accomplished more than anyone thought when we started this journey three years ago. “Six pro matches, five pay-per-views, over $150 million in revenue generated and spread time and time again,” said Nakisa Bidarian, co-founder of Most Valuable Promotions. “Jake is an undeniably pay-per-view star and we’re excited to partner with Top Rank and ESPN+ to deliver this massive event between boxing’s two biggest names to millions of families. family in the United States. Thank you to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Ministry of Sports and Recreation Challenge Skills Challenge for the vision and commitment to organizing this event.”

“Jake Paul and Tommy Fury have fan bases far beyond the boxing world,” said Top Rank President Todd duBoef. “We’re excited to partner with MVP and distribute this event on pay-per-view in the US, including ESPN+ PPV as the exclusive digital platform.”

“We are very excited about the upcoming event featuring Jake and Tommy in Riyadh and look forward to welcoming them to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” said President of Skill Challenge Entertainment, Prince Khaled bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

“With per capita YouTube content consumption in Saudi Arabia still among the highest in the world, the highly anticipated match featured one of the nation’s most popular boxers. This fighter, Jake Paul, is going to be one of the most watched events globally.The excitement that this is his biggest challenge to date is very exciting as he goes up against a suitable fighter. law in Tommy Fury,” he added.

Facts Paul vs. Fury is co-produced by Skill Challenge Entertainment Enterprises (SCEE) and Most Valuable Promotions (MVP), in association with Queensberry Promotions and Top Rank. US pay-per-view television programming available on ESPN+ PPV.

For more information, follow on Twitter via @JakePaul, @MostVPromotions, @ESPNRingside and @ESPNPlus or Instagram via @JakePaul and @MostValuablePromotions.


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