The fight is on! Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury is CONFIRMED for August 6 at Madison Square Garden with the fight announced after ‘The Problem Child’ issued his bitter rival a final 24-hour ultimatum
- Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury has finally been officially announced for August 6
- It comes less than 24 hours after ‘The Problem Child’ gave him a final ultimatum
- Fury pulled out of their proposed match-up last year due to injury and illness
- The pair will now finally go head-to-head at Madison square Garden, New York
Tommy Fury and Jake Paul will go head-to-head at Madison Square Garden, New York, on August 6, it was announced on Thursday afternoon.
The pair were set to square off in December last year, before Fury pulled out after sustaining a broken rib and a chest infection in the build-up to the bout.
Paul, who instead moved to 5-0 as he knocked out former UFC champion Tyron Woodley in spectacular fashion, previously insisted he would not give the Briton another chance.
Tommy Fury (pictured) has finally put pen to paper and signed a contract to fight Jake Paul
Fury pulled out of a December match against the American (pictured) with a chest infection
Paul announced in May he would be returning to the ring in August, with Amanda Serrano – who he promotes – also on the bill. The YouTuber-turned boxer then gave no indication as to who the opponent would be.
Fury on Thursday revealed he has finally put pen to paper ahead of the eagerly-anticipated showdown, however, stating: ‘Just to let you all know, the fight on August 6 is going ahead, the contract has been signed.
‘After weeks and weeks of waiting for Jake Paul to sign up to the drugs testing – and potentially putting the fight at risk – he’s finally signed up to the drug testing.
‘We’ve agreed a contract that we’re happy with, so the fight is going ahead and I’ll see you August 6.’
Fury’s announcement comes less than 24 hours after Paul handed him a final ultimatum
Fury’s announcement comes less than 24 hours after Paul handed him a final ultimatum, with ‘The Problem Child’ taking to social media to suggest his counterpart was once again in danger of missing out on the fight.
Paul tweeted: ‘Tommy Fury, you pulled out last year. Then you agree to fight me now, but your dad is trying to pull you out again?
‘We’ve given you everything you asked for — $2million purse, VADA testing, tampons.
‘You have 24 hours to clear this up or I will never give you this opportunity again.’
That came after Fury’s father, John, had insisted a bout between the two would have to take place outside of the United States, with neither he or his son Tyson currently able to travel across the pond.
Fury laboured to a six-round points victory over Daniel Bocianski in his most recent outing
Paul, meanwhile, claimed a stunning knockout win over former UFC star Tyron Woodley
The bout will be Fury’s second of 2022, having laboured to a six-round points victory over the little-known Daniel Bocianski in April to move 8-0.
Paul, meanwhile, has not fought since his stunning knockout win over Woodley in December last year.
It was his second successive victory over the American, moving him to 5-0 having also beaten YouTuber AnEsonGib, former basketball player Nate Robinson, and MMA fighter Ben Askren.