Youtuber turned boxer Jake Paul is rumored to be having a boxing match against his cursed rival Tommy Fury. It is rumored to be taking place in Saudi Arabia.
Jake Paul and Tommy Fury have been trying to square off in the ring for quite a long time. Unfortunately, all their plans were always scrapped. In December 2021, Jake was supposed to take on Tommy for his fifth professional boxing match. But, Tommy pulled out from the match due to injury and UFC veteran Tyron Woodley stepped in on short notice.
Jake was supposed to clash with Tommy for his 6th professional boxing match. However, due to family ties to organized crime, Tommy Fury isn’t allowed to enter the US. UFC legend Anderson Silva would later become Jake’s opponent.
Both of them are still undefeated. Jake is 6-0 after defeating Anderson Silva last October. Meanwhile, Tommy is now 8-0 after defeating Daniel Bocianski. None of them have faced a credible boxer yet.
Despite having a hard time making the match happen, it looks like a lot of fans are yearning to see them exchanging blows in the squared circle. Saudi Arabia has been trying hard to host the match. Middle eastern countries have been doing their best to hold prestigious sports events. Many people accused them of doing sports washing.
Recently, Chairman of Skill Challenge Entertainment, Prince Khaled bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, teased a blockbuster match on his Instagram account. He posted a blank video with only sound that says, “Signed, sealed, delivered.”
Previously on Twitter, Jake Paul responded to a rumor saying that their match has been confirmed where Tommy would receive $2.5m. Jake replied to the tweet but wasn’t being so clear. He slammed Tommy instead by labeling him a coward.
“I cannot confirm nor deny this accurate statement. What I can confirm is Tommy Fury is never going to see the kind of money he is being offered to step in the ring with me. And yet he’s still on the run.” Jake wrote.
Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury is a done deal for Feb. 25, per sources.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 17, 2023