Jake Paul and Tommy Fury are finally set to get it on, with the box office fight officially confirmed for Sunday February 26 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.
It’s the third attempt for the pair to meet in the ring, the first two falling through due to issues on Fury’s part. With no injuries to report and no travel issues, it seems that this time will be a charm. Both men are now in Saudi Arabia ahead of fight week.
The bout will be an eight-rounder at a catchweight of 185lb.
Broadcasting falls to BT Sport Box Office in the UK, with the now-confirmed price of £19.95.
ESPN+ has broadcast duties in the states and customers will pay $49.99 for the privilege.
When announced the fight, Paul highlighted that he was answering calls to step into the ring with a ‘real’ boxer after making a name from facing retired MMA stars.
“The moment of truth has finally arrived,” said Paul. “On February 26th, I will get in the ring with a ‘real boxer,’ an 8-0 fighter from a storied fighting family and show the world the truth about who Jake Paul, the boxer, really is.
“This fight doesn’t happen without the vision and support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, its Ministry of Sport and Skill Challenge Entertainment Enterprises. I am excited to come to Riyadh and put on a show for the world to see.”
As for Fury, he believes he’s levels above the American. He believes a stoppage is on the cards.
“Jake Paul’s boxing career ends on February 26th and I can finally move on with mine.
Every time I go out right now, everybody asks me about the Jake Paul fight. After this fight is done, everybody will be asking me how it felt to knock Jake Paul out. The world is about to see what happens when a proper boxer faces a YouTuber.”
Jake Paul will enter the ring a slight favourite by the bookmakers.