Fans of combat sports get excited as Most Valuable Promotions was able to set up a dream match in the making. It will be international superstar Jake Paul taking on pro boxer Tommy Fury in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Sunday, February 26, 2023. There will also be an action packed main event that will have Badou Jack “The Ripper” taking on WBC Cruiserweight Ilunga Makabu in the co-main event. In addition Ashton Sylve who is a rising star in the world of boxing will take on Maxwell Awuku.
The bout between Paul and Fury was supposed to take place in December 2021, but Fury withdrew because of a medical issue. Paul went to take on Tyron Woodley in what was a one-punch knockout of a bout.
For Paul, who started his pro boxing journey in January 2020, will go head to head with Fury, who is not only a more experienced boxer but comes from a family of boxers; as his brother Tyson is a world class star in the world of combat sports.
Thus far Jake has been able to have a 6-0 record with 4 knockouts, as he was able to gain a recent victory over Combat Sports legend Anderson Silva. In addition to beating Silva, Paul has been able to defeat the likes of British YouTube star AnEsonGib along with former NBA star Nate Roberson to only name a few.
“The moment of truth has finally arrived,” said Paul. “On February 26th, I will get in the ring with a ‘real boxer,’ an 8-0 fighter from a storied fighting family and show the world the truth about who Jake Paul, the boxer really is.”
Fury, meanwhile, got into boxing at the age of 12, as he has had 12 amateur fights while also winning two regional titles. Tommy made his professional debut in 2018, winning that bout by decision. Since that time he has been able to knock out his next four opponents. During the 2021 season Fury was able to have three bouts, shutting out Daniel Bocianski in six rounds.
“Jake Paul has already achieved more than anyone thought possible when we started this journey three years ago. Six professional fights, five pay-per-views, over $150 million of revenue generated and viral moment after viral moment,” said Nakisa Bidarian, co-founder of Most Valuable Promotions. “Jake is an undeniable pay-per-view star and we are delighted to collaborate with Top Rank and ESPN+ to distribute this massive event between two of boxing’s biggest names to millions of homes in the United States. Thank you to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, its Ministry of Sport and Skill Challenge Entertainment Enterprises for their vision and commitment to putting on this event.”
”Jake Paul and Tommy Fury have fan bases that extend far beyond the world of boxing,” said Top Rank President Todd duBoef. “We are thrilled to partner with MVP and distribute this event on pay-per-view in the U.S., including ESPN+ PPV as the exclusive digital platform.”
“We are very excited about the upcoming event featuring Jake and Tommy in Riyadh and look forward to welcoming them to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,” stated Chairman of Skill Challenge Entertainment, His Highness Prince Khaled bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
“With the consumption of YouTube content per capita in Saudi Arabia remaining one of the highest in the world, the highly anticipated bout featuring one of its most renowned personalities-turned-boxer, Jake Paul, will be amongst the most-viewed events globally. The excitement of this being his biggest challenge to date is very appealing as he takes on a legitimate boxer in Tommy Fury,” he added.
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