Jake Paul’s next fight is set, and he will be facing Tommy Fury in the headline bout of a Showtime pay-per-view on Saturday, Dec. 18, live from Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla.
Paul (4-0, 3 KO) and Fury (7-0, 4 KO) both fought on Aug. 29, when Paul made his Showtime debut in a decision win over former UFC champion Tyron Woodley, while Fury won a four-round decision over Anthony Taylor.
This will be the first time that the 24-year-old Paul has fought what you’d call a “real boxer,” as the 22-year-old Fury is a legitimate light heavyweight prospect, the half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
The fight will be contested at a 192 lb catchweight. The release did not note the rounds set for the fight; Paul just did eight full with Woodley, but Fury’s never had a fight set for over six rounds before, and has never gone past four.
“I started my professional boxing career less than two years ago. Four fights, three pay-per-views, two as the headliner, and one sold-out arena, I’m looking forward to my toughest challenge yet and continuing to prove the critics wrong,” said Paul.
“‘Fight a real boxer,’ they’ve said, and that is exactly what I’m doing. An undefeated boxer from the legendary Fury bloodline. However, this one is more than just boxing for me. It’s for America and showing the world there is no other country that gives you the opportunity to achieve whatever you set your mind to. It’s for every young person who has a dream and dedicates their life to achieving it. I’m continuing to fulfill my dreams and turning a Fury into a Fumbles.”
“Jake Paul is about to learn a serious life lesson. This is my world, and he doesn’t belong here,” said Fury. “I’m not one of these MMA men or basketball players, I have been boxing my whole life. I will show the world the difference between a YouTuber and a real fighting man. Thanks to my promoter Frank Warren, Most Valuable Promotions and Showtime for giving me the opportunity to shut this clown up once and for all.”