Jake Paul is undefeated as a professional boxer. However, his 6-0 record falls apart completely when scrutinized. His 5 opponents had a combined record of 4-2 when they fought, several making their professional boxing debut. And many of Jake’s critics have used this argument to severely downplay “The Problem Child’s” boxing skills. It seems Paul is out to disprove this narrative by fighting a professional boxer.
Ariel Helwani, renowned MMA journalist, reported, “Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury is a done deal for Feb. 25, per sources.” Paul and Fury were first meant to fight each other on December 19, 2021, but it was called off after Fury pulled due to a broken rib and bacterial chest infection.
The fight was made once more for August 6, 2022. But Fury’s visa and travel issues led to the bout’s cancellation. Tommy Fury was then replaced by Hasim Rahman Jr., but the event was suddenly canceled due to “weight issues.”
Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury is a done deal for Feb. 25, per sources.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) January 17, 2023
Tommy Fury is the younger brother of WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury. Like his older brother, Tommy holds a perfect pro boxing record as well. He is 8-0 so far in his boxing career with 4 knockout wins.
The Problem Child also teased a bout with KSI earlier. The two were on a Twitter Spaces social media call when Paul taunted the founder of PRIME Hydration who accepted a fight against Paul at the end of 2023. However, it remains to be seen whether Paul will retain his undefeated record by the time the fight against JJ rolls around.
Where will Jake Paul and Tommy Fury fight each other?
Jake Paul made quite the scene during Fury’s fight against Rolly Lambert. Paul hurled insults at the British boxer from the commentary table. John Fury, Tommy’s father, even ripped his shirt off as he attempted to fight Paul over the abuse being hurled at his son. And Tommy too attempted to duck under the ropes in order to fight Jake Paul.
However, this fiasco helped keep fans’ hopes for another attempt at matchmaking. As mentioned earlier, Jake Paul and Tommy Fury were slated to fight each other twice. The second time Tommy Fury had to pull out due to visa issues. So it makes sense that Paul and Fury will fight in England considering the Englishman’s travel issues.
In fact, Paul tweeted at Frank Warren, Fury’s promoter, in November. He said he was down to fight Fury in London or Manchester in February. At the time, Paul told Fury that unless the contract was signed within a week, he would move on to another opponent. Although the contracts seem to be sorted out, there is no word on the official venue just yet.