The pay-per-view match between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury officially took place on February 26
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It is official. Jake Paul and Tommy’s Rage will finally share a boxing ring in February.
Paul (6-0) met Fury (8-0) in an eight-round 185-pound boxing match on February 26. Originally, the pair were scheduled to fight twice, but Fury withdrew. from both. They’ve now set a date, with the card set to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and air on ESPN+’s pay-per-view channel.
The pass will cost $49.99 and air at 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT.
The details were made official by Paul on Friday (via Instagram):
Paul wrote: “After many failed attempts to get Tommy Fury into the ring, the moment of truth has finally come.
“Fumbles has no excuse now. Baby is born. Very big money. Immigration is not a problem. Sunday, February 26, Paul vs Fury is broadcast live on ESPN+ PPV in the US and BT Sport Box Office in the UK.
“Tyson Fury promised him and Papa John to make Tommy retire from boxing and change his last name forever if he couldn’t beat the YouTuber. Saturday (tomorrow) I’m going to London to look all three Fury in the eye and deliver on that promise.
They were first scheduled to fight in December 2021, but the match failed when Fury pulls out due to a bacterial chest infection and broken ribs. Tyron Woodley walked in with just two weeks’ notice, but eliminated in his rematch with Paul. Fury fought Paul for a second time this past August at Madison Square Garden in New York, but the bout was canceled when Fury was denied entry to the United States. due to his family’s relationship with Irish crime boss Daniel Kinahanwanted by the US government.
“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.”
After knocking out Woodley, Paul added another former MMA champion to his résumé when he beat former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva by unanimous decision this past October. Paul signed a multi-match contract with the PFL, where he plans to compete in both boxing and MMA. The boxer turned YouTube star has also taken on the role of Head of Boxer Campaign and will be posting about the PFL on social media.
Fury, the undefeated boxer and half-brother of heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury, most recently competed in April 2022 when he defeated Daniel Bocianski in London. Before that, he won against MMA fighter and boxer Anthony Taylor on the same card as Paul’s first win over Woodley, the match was split by decision.
“Jake Paul and Tommy Fury have fan bases far beyond the boxing world,” said Top Rank President Todd duBoef. “We are excited to partner with MVP and distribute this event on pay-per-view in the US, including ESPN+ PPV as the exclusive digital platform.”