Whisperings in the boxing world point towards it being third time lucky for Jake Paul and Tommy Fury to finally put their war of words to bed.
Paul is six fights deep into an undefeated professional career, and has been looking to make a fight with the 8-0 Fury in answer to fans claiming that he is yet to face a ‘real boxer.’
Fury would be Paul’s first opponent to be of a similar age and weight, and, most importantly for fans, someone who has exclusively trained in boxing rather than switching from another sport.
SunSport has reported that the bout will land in Saudi Arabia this year, and it’s thought that it could be announced as early as this week for a date in February.
The rumours were buoyed by Prince Khalid – a Saudi royal who has been a major part in the kingdom’s involvement in boxing – posting on Instagram that a mystery fight was ‘signed, sealed and delivered.’
If true, the agreement will be the third time the young stars have agreed to face off in the ring. Despite what many fans may say about Paul, the cancellation of each was down to Fury’s side – the first being an injury and second an inability to enter the United States of America.
Paul’s last outing was a decision victory over Anderson Silva in which he knocked the Brazilian MMA veteran down. Fury’s was less competitive – a last minute exhibition fight against Rolly Lambert in Dubai.
The antics after the fight were more interesting, with his father, John Fury, taking his top off and challenging Jake Paul to a fight. Paul had been commentating ringside, and goading Tommy as he fought.
Whilst exaggerated and slightly bizarre, the exchange and its view count online showed that a Paul-Fury clash will no doubt be a financial success.