Jake Paul and Tommy Fury are finally ready to put their feud to rest. However, US viewers will have to pay $49.99 to witness the action.
Tommy Fury was slated to box Jake Paul on two pervious occasions. Tommy had to cancel the planned date in December 2021 due to health issues. Also, their rescheduled competition eight months later was abandoned when he was denied entry to America.
Paul said on Friday that the two sides have finally come to a third arrangement to square off in Saudi Arabia on February 26. The PPV cost has been set at $49.99 by ESPN+.
US boxing fans are outraged by that number and say that they won’t pay the amount to witness two amateur boxers.
One user tweeted: ‘No one is paying $50’.
Another wrote, ‘Lol at anyone who pays for this.’
‘That’s $49.99 that will be staying in my bank account,’ a third joked.
Another commented, ‘Madness [you can] pay for less for a world title fight.’
Another viewer said: ‘I wasn’t going to watch it and now I’ve seen that, I’m not going to watch it.’
While a watchful spectator noted: ‘That’s if the fight happens’.
The bitter rivals are scheduled to square off at Wembley Arena before British light-heavyweight Anthony Yarde’s boxing bout with Russian Artur Beterbiev for the world title. Paul has stated he will be travelling to London this weekend to confront Fury in the ring.
According to reports, the original date of February 25 was moved to February 26 in order to avoid conflicting with Floyd Mayweather’s exhibition match versus reality TV sensation Aaron Chalmers.
Paul will be attempting to keep his perfect record against a professional boxer for the first time. He previously faced former UFC veterans, an ex-NBA player, and a fellow YouTuber. Paul’s last victory came when he defeated MMA icon Anderson Silva by unanimous decision in October of last year.
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