Due to last-minute cancellations, Jake Paul and Tommy Fury's previous bouts had been postponed twice. They're set to go at it again on February 26 in Riyadh. How likely is it that this time it will actually work? As they say, the third time’s a charm.
Two prospective fight dates had been scheduled between the long-standing rivals over the last two years. Unfortunately, the British boxer was unable to compete on the first occasion in 2021 due to an injury and was replaced by Tyron Woodley at the last moment. On the second occasion in 2022, Tommy was once again unable to compete due to travel issues.
In contrast to the previous two occasions, the two undefeated boxers have come really close to the scheduled fight date this time around with a whopping fight purse. Despite the fact that everything is proceeding as planned, there is still the issue of whether or not the fight will actually take place eventually as Tommy did not show up for a news conference in Saudi Arabia this week, where he was scheduled to be present along with his ring opponent Jake Paul. The Cost of ISSA Certification has ended up causing many boxing fans to begin to wonder if Tommy would really withdraw from the bout for a third time.
In 26th January, London, during a boxing match between Artur Beterbiev and Anthony Yarde, they came face to face for a showdown, and as a result, they ended up exchanging hot words with one another.
The Problem Child began to make fun of his next opponent in the ring and threatened to end the latter's career as a boxer by saying, ''He's fought taxi drivers, he has no chin, it's all joke. I'm ending you on February 26th and you already know it. You're going to crack under this moment, you're not built for this moment.''
The younger brother of boxing legend Tyson Fury, Tommy , on the other hand, did not keep quiet but rather lashed back at Paul in a similar fashion. TNT also threatened the American youtuber-turned-boxer to prepare for the big day and finally fight a real boxer.
"I was beating better people than you when I was 14 in the amateurs., whilst you were messing around on Disney channel so don't come here pretending you're about it when you're not. I am not an MMA fighter, I will school you." said Tommy.
In 2020, Jake Paul made his professional boxing debut. Since then, he's been in six fights and hasn't lost a single one. After defeating Anderson Silva, "The Problem Child's" boxing profile skyrocketed. By signing with Professional Fighters League, Jake Paul has recently begun his MMA career.
In 2018, Tommy Fury made his professional boxing debut at Manchester Arena, facing off against Jevgenijs Andrejevs. That was a great beginning to his career, and he continued to excel, winning seven more bouts over the course of four more years.
After all the buildup, who do you think will come out on top when The Problem Child faces off against TNT on the 26th of February?