We already knew that Youtube/social media star turned boxer Jake Paul intends to headline at Madison Square Garden on August 6th. And, now, he’s announces a familiar name to fight him.
Paul put on social media Thursday morning that English fighter Tommy Fury, half brother of WBC heavyweight champ Tyson Fury, is back on the docket to face Paul,
Okay people he grew a set over night. It’s official, Im taking this little Fury’s head off.
Amanda Serrano and I dual main-event at the Mecca of boxing.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) June 23, 2022
As we wrote last week, Paul and Showtime previously confirmed the date and location for his third straight PPV fight with the network that will also have women’s multi-division champ Amanda Serrano in the co-feature.
When last we saw the former actor who has millions of followers on social media, he was victorious with one mighty right hand in his rematch in that Showtime Boxing PPV win over former UFC champ Tyron Woodley in December.
The bout in Tampa, FL, was a short notice rematch of Paul’s decision win over Woodley last August. This, after Paul’s original opponent, Fury, withdrew citing injury/illness. Woodley took the fight on just over two weeks notice and had been competitive up until Paul knocked him unconscious before he fell face first to the canvas.
Paul and Fury have still been trading insults over social media over the past few months and now, it appears they will met.
As for Serrano, she suffered a hard fought loss to undisputed ladies lightweight champ Katie Taylor on a wild, narrow 10 round decision back in April, also at Madison Square Gardne. The bout came with over 19,000 in attendance. And, it was Paul and his Most Valuable Promotions along with Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing that helped generate the biggest event in women’s boxing history.
The fight generated over $1.5 million in live gate revenue, in addition to DAZN and Matchroom having over 1 million subscribers world wide tune in.
As for Fury, he may also have an issue of traveling from the U.K. to the United States. This as reports continue to surface that his brother, father and others who’ve had connection for Irish Crime boss/fugitive Daniel Kinahan are being forbidden from coming into the U.S. until Kinahan is arrested, etc.
Tyson Fury reportedly was prevented from coming to New York for that reason last week.