The third time is apparently charming for Jake Paul and Tommy Fury.
Paul, the YouTube star-turned-prize fighter, and Fury have agreed to fight Feb. 25 in Saudi Arabia, sources confirmed to Sportzshala’s Mike Coppinger on Tuesday. This is the third time they’ve fought each other, though they still haven’t entered the ring together.
More details on the specific venue, broadcast distribution and number of rounds are expected to be announced later this week, sources said. Inside Fighting was the first to announce the fight deal.
Fury pulled out of a scheduled fight with Paul in December 2021 due to illness. The fight was rescheduled for August 2022 but was pulled by Paul’s team due to issues with Fury’s travel to the US. Fury is the younger brother of the great heavyweight Tyson Fury and a popular reality TV star in the United Kingdom.
Jake Paul, 26, is 6-0 in pro boxing and took a unanimous decision victory over MMA legend Anderson Silva in October. He knocked out former UFC champion Tyron Woodley, former MMA champion Ben Askren and former NBA veteran Nate Robinson.
One of the main points about Paul is that he has not fought anyone with real professional boxing experience. Fury, 23, would be the most experienced boxer Paul has ever faced. He is 8-0 as a pro after defeating Daniel Bochanski by decision last April.