The anticipated fight between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury has been announced officially. After two attempts and getting postponed, the third contest now has a date locked in, with the card set to take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and air on ESPN+ pay-per-view. The card will cost $49.99 and airs at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT.
Previously, both times the fight got canceled by the British boxer. In 2021, it was due to the 23-year-old’s bacterial chest infection and a broken rib.
The fight was then rescheduled for 2022 for the second time. The fight was supposed to take place at Madison Square Garden in New York, but it was scrapped when Fury was denied entry to the U.S. due to his family’s ties with Irish crime boss Daniel Kinahan, who is wanted by the U.S. government.
— ICBN (@ChamBoxing) January 27, 2023
Having said that, for the third time, the contest is about to hit the ring, but the drama surrounding the awaited fight has already begun.
Earlier, John Fury had stated that Tommy will no longer play the sport if he lose the fight to Jake Paul. Later, the problem child revealed the unannounced birth of Tommy and Molly-Mae’s baby in public, which went viral immediately.
Although Jake is the one who is getting most of the backlash for it, the incident broke Molly-Mae’s, Tommy’s wife, heart. So all of a sudden this feud between the two young boxers became more and more personal.
Tommy has no excuses now…Baby’s born. Money’s massive. Immigration no issue.
Tyson promises he & Papa will make Tommy retire from boxing & change his last name if he can’t beat the YouTuber.
Tmw I’m coming to London to look at all 3 Fury’s in the eye & shake on that promise. pic.twitter.com/hMBFCabMoS
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) January 27, 2023
There has been a lot of talk of this following bout for years now. However, this is the first time it seems the fight is actually going to hit the ground. Furthermore, both fighters have grown since the first time their fight was announced. The controversial character has been phenomenal inside the boxing ring; his recent win against the MMA legend Anderson Silva is living proof of that.
Regardless of that, Paul and Fury both have undefeated records of (6-0) and (8-0), respectively. It’s going to be interesting to see who is going to lose their first fight ever. If it is the fate of the 23-year-old, then he has to say goodbye to his career.