Jake “The Problem Child” Paul will finally face a pro boxer, when he takes on undefeated prospect Tommy “TNT” Fury at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, August 6 live on Showtime PPV.
Paul (5-0, 4 KOs) and Fury (8-0, 4 KOs) were scheduled to fight last December, with Fury withdrawing with an injury and illness.
Fury was replaced by former UFC champion Tyron Woodley, who was brutally knocked out by Paul in the sixth round.
Fury is the younger brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. He picked up a decision win back in April, as part of the undercard to his older brother's mandatory defense against Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium in London.
The unbeaten fighter has promised to close the show on the ongoing run of Paul.
“The Paul brothers’ boxing charade is about to come to an end once and for all,” Fury said.
“I am a boxer. My opponent plays boxing. Jake Paul has been dressed up to look like a boxer against retirees from other sports. On August 6, I will show the world that he does not belong in the ring. Thank you to my promoter Frank Warren, Most Valuable Promotions and Showtime for letting me permanently shut up Jake Paul. I look forward to headlining Madison Square Garden and knocking out this clown.”
Paul has been pushing to face an actual boxer since last year. He made his pro debut by blowing away British YouTube rival AnEsonGib. He then knocked out former NBA star Nate Robinson with a brutal shot in two rounds. Last year, he took down MMA veteran Ben Askren in one round and then picked up back to back wins over Woodley.