When is Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury? Fight date and time, how to watch in UK - plus fight records compared

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Boxing fans are gearing up for Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury fight after two separate cancellations

YouTube star Jake Paul will finally touch gloves with Love Island contestant Tommy Fury, who is also the younger brother of two-time world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, after two previous cancellations.

Both stars will put their undefeated records on the line as they step into the ring in Diriyah Arena, Saudi Arabia this weekend. Negotiations to set a new date for the pair to fight had dragged on for months follow earlier postponements.

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Fury had to withdraw from a fight with Paul scheduled for December 2021 due to an injury and illness and the bout was reset for August 2022. But this event was also cancelled due to Fury’s visa issues making it difficult for him to travel to the US.

Now the pair will actually meet, more than year after their first fight was due to take place, in the 15,000 capacity arena, with more than a million expected to watch the livestream.

But when is Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury and how can fans follow all the action on the night? Here is everything you need to know ahead of the big showdown.

Jake Paul faces off with Tommy Fury, ahead of their upcoming fight on the 26th of February. (Getty Images)Jake Paul faces off with Tommy Fury, ahead of their upcoming fight on the 26th of February. (Getty Images)
Jake Paul faces off with Tommy Fury, ahead of their upcoming fight on the 26th of February. (Getty Images) | Getty Images

When is Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury?

Jake Paul’s big clash with Tommy Fury will take place on Sunday 26 February. The cruiserweight bout is set to be decided by 10 rounds, with the pair both putting their unbeaten records on the line.

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What is the venue for Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury?

The fight will be held at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia.

The 15,000 seater venue previously played host to the heavyweight world title fight between Anthony Joshua and Andy Ruiz Jr in December 2019.

What time is the fight?

Ring walks for the main event between Paul and Fury are expected to begin at around 10pm UK time with the fight itself getting underway shortly afterwards.

Who is on the undercard?

The chief support act of the evening is a 12 round WBC cruiserweight title bout between Ilunga Makabu and Badou Jack.

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This is Makabu’s third title defence but he has not fought in over a year since defeating Thabiso Mchunu.

Jack is a former world champion in two weight classes, having held the WBC super middleweight title from 2014 to 2017 and the WBA lightweight title in 2017.

Coverage of the undercard is expected to begin at 6.30pm. The exact timings of the fights have not yet been announced.

  • Ilunga Makabu vs Badou Jack - WBC cruiserweight title fight
  • Munsin Cason vs Taryel Jafarov - cruiserweight
  • Bader Samreen vs Viorel Simion - super lightweight 
  • Adam Saleh vs Stuart Kellog - super lightweight rounds

How to watch?

BT Sport Box Office will be providing comprehensive coverage of the showdown between Paul and Fury in the UK.

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You can live stream all of the action from the main event and undercard through the BT Sport Box Office app, which is available for you to download on your mobile phone or tablet device.

The price for the fight has now been confirmed - it will be £19.95 to stream - slightly more than Paul’s last fight against Anderson Silva, which had a pay per view price of £17.5.

Jake Paul is aiming to add to his unbeaten record. (Getty Images)Jake Paul is aiming to add to his unbeaten record. (Getty Images)
Jake Paul is aiming to add to his unbeaten record. (Getty Images) | Getty Images

Jake Paul fight record

Jake Paul, nicknamed The Problem Child has won all of his six professional bouts in the ring and has registered a total of four career knockouts.

Paul’s boxing career began at amateur level in 2018 when he defeated KSI’s younger brother Deji Olatunji during the undercard of his brother Logan Paul’s fight with KSI.

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Paul’s first professional fight came against YouTuber AnEpsonGib in January 2020, where he registered a knockout within the first minute of the fight.

The 26-year-old has followed this up with victories against Basketball star Nate Robinson, retired MMA fighters Ben Askern and Anderson Silva, and UFC fighter Tyron Woodley on two occasions.

Tommy Fury fight record

Fury is the younger brother of world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and he is hoping to follow in his brother’s footsteps by becoming a world champion.

Fury has won all of his eight professional fights, registering four knockouts along the way.

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Tommy Fury punches Daniel Bocianski during the Light Heavyweight fight between Tommy Fury and Daniel Bocianski at Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)Tommy Fury punches Daniel Bocianski during the Light Heavyweight fight between Tommy Fury and Daniel Bocianski at Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)
Tommy Fury punches Daniel Bocianski during the Light Heavyweight fight between Tommy Fury and Daniel Bocianski at Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images) | Getty Images

He made his professional debut in 2018 and enjoyed victories over Jevgenijs Andrejevs and Callum Ide in his first two fights.

Fury took a brief break from boxing to reach the final of Love Island alongside Molly Mae Hague, with whom he recently welcomed his first child on 23 January 2023.

Fury has fought six times since leaving the reality TV programme and he has won all of those bouts, the most recent of which came against Daniel Bocianski who he beat on points in April 2022.

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