Matchroom promoter, Eddie Hearn, has pointed out a big mistake in the making of Jake Paul’s upcoming fight with Tommy Fury.
Jake Paul has made an impressive start to life as a professional boxer, with the YouTuber-turned-fighter winning his first six fights and defeating former UFC stars such as Tyron Woodley and Anderson Silva.
However, this weekend presents a different task, as he faces his first professional boxer, in the form of Tommy Fury, who is 8-0 as a professional.
Although the event has captured the imagination of the public, Hearn told Boxing Social that the event taking place on a Sunday, instead of the traditional Saturday, was a ‘big mistake’.
“I am going to do everybody a favour, I’m going to do the show a favour, and make sure that everyone knows it is on Sunday, because I only found out today that it is on Sunday.
I thought it was on Saturday, which I actually think is a big mistake.”
TalkSPORT reports that the reason behind the decision to move the fight to the Sunday, was to avoid a clash with Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition against reality TV star, Aaron Chalmers. However, there appears to be far more interest in Paul’s fight, mainly due to ‘Money’ Mayweather’s recent mundane exhibitions.
Despite concerns over the fight date, Hearn said that we was excited for the clash and had performed a ‘massive u-turn’ in his prediction, and is now convinced that Paul has ‘absolutely no chance’ against Tommy.
Paul vs Fury takes place this Sunday from Saudi Arabia and is available to watch for fans in the UK for £19.95 via BT Sport Boxing Office and $49.99 in the US on ESPN+.