Jake Paul and Tommy Fury have reportedly agreed to terms on a boxing match, after two failed attempts. According to combat sports insider Ariel Helwani, Paul vs. Fury is a “done deal” for Feb. 25. Paul vs. Fury was first scheduled for Dec. 19, 2021, but it was called off due to Fury’s broken rib and bacterial chest infection. A match was set again between the two for August 6, 2022, but Fury’s travel visa into the United States was denied, so it was canceled.
Paul, who rose in fame as a YouTuber, broke into boxing in 2020 with a win over fellow social media personality AnEsonGib. Since then, Paul has remained undefeated in 5 matches. Paul defeated former NBA guard Nate Robinson, and claimed victory over former UFC fighters Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley, the latter of whom he took down twice. In October, Paul beat an MMA legend in Anderson Silva by unanimous decision, bringing his career record to 6-0.
Meanwhile, Fury — the younger brother of world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury — also holds a perfect record in pro boxing. The younger Fury is 8-0 with four wins by knockout. It has been nearly one year since he last fought, in a decision win over Daniel Bocianski in London in April 2022.
A location for the Paul vs. Fury hasn’t yet been confirmed, though it is likely to take place in England, provided Fury is still having visa issues. Back in November, Paul tweeted at Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, saying he would fight Fury in London or Manchester in February. Paul also laid down a deadline at the time, saying he wanted a signed contract within seven days or else he would move on to another potential opponent.
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