The American YouTuber Jake Paul will fight this Sunday against boxer Tommy Fury, who is recognized for being Tyson’s brother, in a new fight for both who had challenged each other several months ago, but for different reasons, those fights had been canceled. Now, they will get in the ring in Saudi Arabia.
The internet celebrity will face the 23-year-old Briton and, in addition to the money at stake, Paul is playing his chance to enter the cruiserweight world ranking if he wins, something he promised would make possible the president of the World Boxing Council, Mauricio Sulaiman.
It should be noted that the 26-year-old accumulates six victories in the same number of fights he has starred, but this will be the first time he is measured with a professional pugilist, who has eight wins, of which half of them were by knockout.
The full undercard of Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury
Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury, cruiserweight
Ilunga Makabu vs. Badou Jack, cruiserweight
Ziyad Almaayouf vs. Ronald Martinez, Welterweight
Muhsin Cason vs. Taryel Jafarov, cruiserweight
Bader Samreen vs. Viorel Simion, super lightweight
What time Jake Pau vs. Tommy Fury fights
The event will begin three hours earlier, but the fight is scheduled for the following times:
What time is Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury today?
- Date: Sunday, February 26
- Main card: 2 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. GMT | 6 a.m. AEDT (Monday, February 27)
- Main event: 4:30 p.m. ET | 9:30 p.m. GMT | 8:30 a.m. AEDT
Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury takes place on February 26. The main card starts at 2 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. GMT | 6 a.m. AEDT (Monday, February 27). Paul and Fury should make their way to the ring around 4:30 p.m. ET | 9:30 p.m. GMT | 8:30 a.m. AEDT (Monday, February 27), depending on how long the undercard fights last.
How to watch Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury
|Channel + Live Stream (main card)
|Sun. February 26
|Sun. February 26
|Sun. February 26
|BT Sport Box Office
|Mon. February 27
|Foxtel, Kayo Sports
Boxing fans in the U.S. can watch Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury on ESPN+ PPV. In Canada, the fight is available on DAZN and FITE.tv. Sign up today!
In the U.K., the fight will be available via BT Sport Box Office.
In Australia, fans can tune in via Foxtel’s Main Event or Kayo Sports.
Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury, live: which channel plays it on TV and where to watch it online
The fight can be seen live through Star+, the streaming service offered by ESPN and requires a prior subscription to access. The price per month is $ 995 and the platform offers a combo for the same price that also allows you to have an account on Disney +.
Fury is convinced that Paul is a boxing fraud and Paul is convinced that Fury is only fighting because of family pressure. Since the summer of 2021, they have been connected and interviewed, and they have issued challenges, insults, and ultimatums. Sunday’s fight started to gain momentum, then it landed in Saudi Arabia and then it became the event it is now. They have both promoted it as a fight nobody can lose and survive; Fury has been threatened by his family that he will have to change his name and Paul has been warned his empire will vanish. Both are funny notions and untrue.
There is very little respect between the two boxers and that will make for a good fight; it might get ugly as the pair tire, it might end early if they neglect their defense and it will not be a masterclass, but it will be a genuine fifty-fifty fight. Any attempt by either to box, use his feet and move will not last for the full distance of eight rounds. There will, inevitably, be a fight in the Diriyah ring, which incidentally was flown out from Britain and had previously been used for hundreds of fights in small halls. It might be a maul; Paul clearly believes Fury can fight, but not enough to beat him.
“I have all the knowledge and experience from years in boxing,” Fury said. “He’s just started – I will hit him with a jab in the first round and he will not have a clue what to do. It will be easy work.”
There are many in the boxing business who agree with Fury, who insist that Paul has been milking the industry and his profile is an insult. Paul’s profile in the sport is because of his online following, exploits and work ethic. Paul can fight and he likes to fight. And so can Fury, by the way.
“Tyson is the sensible one,” Paul said. “He knows that I can fight; Tommy and Gypsy John are delusional.” Gypsy John is Fury’s father, trainer and chief cheerleader.
John Fury has been resolute since this fight was first mentioned in early 2021: “Tommy wins and wins early.” Gypsy John, which was his fighting name in the Nineties, has been a fun part of the rolling carnival. In Riyadh on Thursday, John Fury was on best behavior. “I worked more on manners than I did in the gym,” he joked and then thanked the ruling family and the locals. Yep, it is a carnival.
A deal was done on Thursday by Paul, the promoter, to pay Fury double if he loses; if he wins he pays Fury nothing. They shook hands and a lawyer was hovering with a new contract. It was another piece of magic, another little story.