Showtime’s August 29 PPV featuring Jake Paul vs Tyrone Woodley has just added some British talent to its undercard, courtesy of heavyweight Daniel Dubois and cruiserweight (and younger brother of Tyson) Tommy Fury.
Dubois (16-1, 15 KO) will take on Joe Cusumano (19-3, 17 KO) in a 10-round bout, while Fury (6-0, 4 KO) faces Anthony Taylor in a six-round, 180-pound catchweight fight.
Dubois looks to continue to rebuild after a stoppage loss to Joe Joyce in Nov. 2020. He made his return to the ring on June 5th, stopping Bogdan Dinu in the second round. Cusumano likely represents a similar level of opposition to the overmatched Dinu, although he did knock out Gregory Corbin in his last fight. Corbin, if you recall, took his first professional loss against Charles Martin in a DQ thanks to multiple low blows, and subsequently entered the cannon-fodder phase of his career with consecutive knockout losses to Filip Hrgovic, Stephan Shaw, and most recently Cusumano.
With this matchup against a winless Taylor, Fury continues to straddle the line between pro-boxer/entertainer in his career thus far, whether that be feuding with PPV headliner Jake Paul, or starring on reality TV show Love Island. Taylor lost his only professional boxing match to Donte Stubbs, but has also competed in MMA, going 7-5. He is also one of Jake Paul’s teammates, so therein lies the angle for this matchup.
Rounding out the undercard are previously announced matchups featuring Amanda Serrano vs Yamileth Mercado, Ivan Baranchyk vs Montana Love, and Charles Conwell vs Mark DeLuca.