After teasing the date and location of his next fight earlier this month, Jake Paul’s opponent has been made official.
In Paul’s sixth boxing match, he will fight Englishman Tommy Fury, half-brother of world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury. Paul (5-0) and Fury (8-0) were supposed to fight in December last year, but Fury pulled out due to injury.
The two will headline the August 6 event at Madison Square Garden in New York. Amanda Serrano will also fight Brenda Carabajal. The event will air on Showtime pay-per-view.
25-year-old Paul entered the martial arts world in 2019. He made his professional boxing debut in 2020 when he defeated fellow YouTuber Ali Eson Gib in the first round. Ten months later, Paul defeated former NBA player Nate Robinson with a knockout punch in the second round.
In 2021, Paul turned his attention to ex-UFC fighters. After he finstalled Ben Askren in 70 seconds, he defeated Tyron Woodley in consecutive matches. The first of two Woodley fights was dim split solution. The second, held in March, led to brutal knockout for Paul.
Fury turned professional in 2018. In his eight fights since, he has won four by knockout or technical knockout. Shortly after turning pro, he made a splash on the British reality show Love Island with his girlfriend, British social media influencer Molly-Mae Haig.
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