Jake Paul, Tommy Fury to tangle in Saudi Arabia on Feb. 26

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The boxing match between social media influencer-turned-fighter Jake Paul and Tommy Fury will be held on Feb. 26 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions announced on Friday.

The bout, which is part of a co-main event, will be contested at 185 pounds and is scheduled for eight rounds.

In the other half of the main event, Badou Jack will face WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu.

The third time proved to be the charm in order to secure a bout between Paul and Fury.

Paul-Fury I was first set to take place in December 2021 in Tampa, Fla. But Fury pulled out in the 11th hour with an injury/illness. Paul ended up fighting and beating Tyron Woodley.

Paul-Fury II was then set for August in New York, but Fury was denied entry to the U.S. and had to bail. Paul ended up fighting and defeating Anderson Silva in October instead.

“After multiple failed attempts to get Tommy Fury in the ring, the moment of truth has finally arrived,” Paul wrote on Instagram. “Fumbles has no excuses now. Baby is born. Money is massive. Immigration is not an issue.”

Paul, 26, is 6-0 with four knockouts.

Fury, 23, is the half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. He is 8-0 with four knockouts.

–Field Level Media

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