YouTuber Jake Paul continues his unlikely journey as a professional boxer as he makes another step up in competition when he faces an actual boxer in Tommy Fury on December 18 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Florida. The fight will be contested at a catchweight of 192 pounds.
Paul is coming off of a narrow 8-round split decision victory over former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in August. The fight marked the first time in Paul’s brief boxing career that he went the distance. But this will be the first time that he’s faced an opponent with actual boxing experience.
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Fury, who is WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s half-brother, is a year younger than the 24-year-old Paul but has nearly double the professional experience as he will step into the ring for the eighth time as a professional. However, this will be the first time he’s been scheduled for an 8-round fight.
Paul and Fury have been in the midst of a public rift that came to a head when Fury was featured on the undercard of Paul’s victory over Woodley. The two had a shouting match shortly after crossing paths backstage following Fury’s victory over Anthony Taylor. Fury demanded a shot at Paul but the social media star balked due to Fury’s underwhelming performance against Taylor.
But the two sides came to terms as Paul was looking to close out 2021 with another fight and the unlikeliest of wagers was made when Paul suggested Fury would get $500,000 of his fight purse should he win while Paul stated that Fury would have to change his name to “Tommy Fumbles” should he lose.
Also on the card will be the return of seven-division world champion Amanda Serrano, who will face Miriam Gutierrez in a 10-round lightweight bout while former NBA All-Star Deron Williams will face former NFL Pro Bowl running back Frank Gore in a four-round heavyweight fight.
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Here’s everything you need to know about Paul vs. Fury.
When is Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury?
- Date: Saturday, December 18
- Main card: 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT
- Main event approx: 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT
The Canelo vs. Plant card takes place on Saturday, November. The main card begins at 9 p.m. ET in the United States. Canelo and Plant are expected to make their walks to the ring at around 11:30 p.m. ET, pending on the outcome of the earlier main card fights.
How to watch Paul vs. Fury
The Paul vs. Fury fight will stream live on Showtime pay-per-view in the United States. A price for the card had not yet been announced.
Where is the Paul vs. Fury fight?
The card will take place at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Florida.
Paul vs. Fury betting odds
- Jake Paul: +165
- Tommy Fury: -185
- Draw: +1400
Fury opened as a -185 favorite against Paul, which means you’ll need to bet $185 to win $100. Meanwhile, Paul is the underdog for the first time in his boxing career as he sits as a +165 underdog, meaning if you bet $100, you could win $165 if Paul pulls off the minor upset.
For updated odds, check the listings provided at the FanDuel sportsbook.
Jake Paul record and bio
- Nationality: American
- Birthday: January 17, 1997 (24)
- Height: 6-1
- Reach: 76 inches
- Total fights: 4
- Record: 4-0 with 3 KOs
Tommy Fury record and bio
- Nationality: British
- Birthday: May 7, 1999 (22)
- Height: 6-0
- Reach: 80 inches
- Total fights: 7
- Record: 7-0 with 4 knockouts
Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury fight card
- Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury; cruiserweight (8 rounds)
- Amanda Serrano vs. Miriam Gutierrez; women’s lightweight (10 rounds)
- Deron Williams vs. Frank Gore; heavyweight (4 rounds)