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Manchester Evening News
Manchester Evening News
Ramazani Mwamba

Jake Paul and Tommy Fury announce Saudi Arabia fight

The blockbuster fight between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury is set to go ahead at last. The pair will go head to head in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on February 26.

Former Love Island star Fury - who is the brother of two-time world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury - and Youtuber-turned-boxer Paul were due to fight twice previously but both times it was cancelled.

Paul, 26, is unbeaten in six fights since becoming a boxer. He also has four knockout wins under his belt.

While 23-year-old Fury has an 8-0 record and will be the Youtuber's most experienced opponent yet. Speaking about the fight, Jake Paul told ESPN: "The moment of truth has finally arrived,

"On Feb. 26, 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."

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Fury said in a statement: "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.

“The way I see this fight, it’s as though I’m cruising down route 66 on my way to fighting for titles and belts and I need to stop off for a bit of fuel, get the job done and then we’re back on the road. It won’t be a long fight.

"I have been training hard and have the best team around me, Jake Paul makes a lot of noise outside the ring but the only sound we are going to hear in the ring is him hitting the canvas.”


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