Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury: start time, undercard, TV channel, streaming info and fight prediction
The much-anticipated bout between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury finally takes place this weekend (Sunday 26th February), with the fight having twice been rescheduled following months of negotiations.
With all the issues leading up, at one point it seemed like they were never going to meet in the ring, but fans will now finally get to see Tommy Fury – brother of heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury – take on loud-mouthed YouTube star-turned-boxer Jake Paul.
WHO IS ON THE UNDERCARD?
There are six fights on the undercard, with fight fans warming up to the main event by witnessing the likes of Ilunga Makubu take on Badou Jack for the WBC Cruiserweight title:
- Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury (cruiserweight)
- Ilunga Makabu vs Badou Jack (cruiserweight)
- Ashton Sylve vs Maxwell Awuku (super-featherweight)
- Bader Samreen vs. Viorel Simion (lightweight)
- Muhsin Cason vs Taryel Jafarov (cruiserweight)
- Adam Saleh vs Stuart Kellog (super-lightweight)
- Ziyad Almaayouf vs Ronnald Martinez (super-lightweight)
WHERE IS THE FIGHT TAKING PLACE?
Diriyah, Saudi Arabia is where the pair will lock horns. Fight fans may be familiar with the venue, as it was where Anthony Joshua gained revenge on Andy Ruiz Jr in December 2019.
WHEN IS THE RING WALK?
The main event is set to start around 9:30pm (UK time) on Sunday evening, although as is common with boxing events, don’t expect that to be an exact science!
WHAT TV CHANNEL IS SHOWING PAUL VS FURY IN THE UK?
The bout is being televised on BT Sport Box Office in the UK, and comes at a cost of £19.99.
WHAT ABOUT LIVE STREAMING?
Those who have purchased the fight can use the BT Sport Box Office app to live stream the fight.
WHAT ARE THEIR FIGHT RECORDS?
Both are undefeated so far in their professional careers, with Jake Paul having won all six of his professional bouts, while Fury boasts an 8-0 record himself.
Jake Paul and Tommy Fury will finally settle their highly-publicised grudge that has been played out on predominantly on social media. YouTube star Paul has done a solid job since becoming a pro boxer but many of his fights could well have been classed as exhibitions and this may end up being a step-up in class. Whether he is found out remains to be seen but Fury still has a lot to prove too. A good win over Daniel Bocianski in his last bout is the highlight of Fury’s career to date but this will be a challenge for the former Love Island contestant. There has been plenty of theatrics in the build-up to this event and many question its merits but if Paul wants to be taken seriously as a boxer, he has to win this and his slight height and reach advantage could prove to be enough to overcome Fury.
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