Jake Paul, Tommy Fury bout confirmed for December

Jake Paul has confirmed that he will face British light-heavyweight Tommy Fury in Tampa on December 18.

The American, best known for having over 20 million subscribers on YouTube, has recorded four successive wins with bouts against people who use the same platform or former sportsmen from other disciplines.

However, after months of back and forth with Fury, the pair will now put their respective unbeaten records on the line in Florida at the end of the year.

At a time when Paul has been headlining events in the United States, former Love Island star Fury has been featuring on undercards, the most recent occasion coming when Paul faced ex-UFC fighter Tyron Woodley.

Speaking after the announcement, Paul said: “Yo baby, we’re signed. December 18. I have been in camp for seven weeks already, waiting for this loser to sign. He has just got to camp in Vegas. It is over. See you all soon.”

 

Fury said: “Jake Paul is about to learn a serious life lesson. This is my world and he doesn’t belong here. I’m not one of these MMA men or basketball players.

“I have been boxing my whole life. I will show the world the difference between a YouTuber and a real fighting man.”

An undercard for the event will be announced in due course.