Jake Paul opponent named

Showtime Sports and Most Valuable Promotions today announced that YouTuber Jake “The Problem Child” Paul  (5-0, 4 KOs) will take on longtime nemesis and undefeated pro boxer Tommy “TNT” Fury (8-0, 4 KOs), the half-brother of WBC heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury, in a scheduled eight-round cruiserweight bout at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, August 6 live on Showtime PPV. In the co-feature, Amanda “Real Deal” Serrano (42-2-1, 30 KOs) will defend her unified featherweight world titles against Brenda “La Pumita” Carabajal (18-5-1, 9 KOs).

Jake Paul: “I wasn’t sure I was going to say yes to another potential matchup against Tommy after he pulled out of our matchup last year. But ultimately, knocking out a Fury was too appealing to pass up. I’ve proven I am dedicated to boxing in and out of the ring, from promoting fights, championing fighters and fighter pay, to knocking out my opponents. The Furys cannot say the same, they are selfish tossers. On August 6, at the mecca, Madison Square Garden, the world will see why I am on my way to being a world champion. I’m honored to fight under the same lights as some of the greatest professional boxers in history.”

Tommy Fury: “The Paul brothers’ boxing charade is about to come to an end once and for all. I am a boxer. My opponent plays boxing. Jake Paul has been dressed up to look like a boxer against retirees from other sports. On August 6, I will show the world that he does not belong in the ring. Thank you to my promoter Frank Warren, Most Valuable Promotions and Showtime for letting me permanently shut up Jake Paul. I look forward to headlining Madison Square Garden and knocking out this clown.”

Paul and Fury will go face-to-face for the first time at a press conference on Wednesday, June 29 at Madison Square Garden. Serrano will also be in attendance while the challenger Carabajal will remain in Argentina to focus on her training.

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  • Despite the circus element, that Fury Paul outcome really is a mystery. It feels like they have been in the public and even fighting for a while now, but there is so little information of worth to gauge any real levels. I genuinely find it quite intriguing haha

  • the once great sport of boxing hits another low. Disgusting does not even describe this. I’m fortunate to be old enough to have seen the greats of a once great sport and to have access to films of the all time greats. It’s mostly garbage now. Nothing but a lot of big mouths and fans who actually think Mayweather is an all time great. The IBRO did a terrific piece in their news letter a while ago naming at least 20 WW’s who would have chased Floyd out ion the ring

  • Wow, the article is about Jake Paul fighting, and people still find time to bash Floyd Mayweather…smh. And Floyd is an all time great, deal with it.

    • Floyd is black, successful and an actual all time great boxer. Jake Paul is white, successful and not a ranked boxer who do you think they will “bash”. During their fight Conor McGregor was brash, arrogant and flashy while Floyd was mellow and still got bashed. There is a reoccurring theme.

      • Not sure why Floyd is being mentioned either but during the Connor lead up he was far from mellow mate, they were both acting like morons.

  • People hate Jake Paul but we might be witnessing the GOAT. Top 5. haha

    1) Jake Paul
    2)Muhammad Ali
    3)Floyd Mayweather
    4)Joe Louis
    5)Sugar Ray Robinson.

    • You actually have Sugar Ray Robinson at number five? I know putting Jake Paul at number one was sarcasm, but how do you square having Mayweather above Robinson? You literally DKSAB

  • Nobody is forcing anyone to watch it. Jake is a good guy with money, he takes care of the people on his cards and is a huge draw. He loves boxing, actually trains very hard and has a big right hand that has produced some vicious KOs. He’s good for boxing. The ones that aren’t good are the corrupt sanctioning bodies and promoters. He’s fighting a “pro” now who is 8-0 and half a Fury. He’s an underdog in this fight so idk what people are complaining about. He’s only had 5 fights, who do you want him to fight? Usyk? If he wins this maybe he takes on a guy in the top 20 on the down slide like every other prospect does.

    • Yeah, I agree with you. I mean, nobody is promoting this like it is a legacy defining event or important for the sport. However, this kid has made Amanda Serrano more money than she ever would have made in her life, and I think he was instrumental in her fight with Katie Taylor happening.

  • Paul vs. Fury excites me more than Floyd carrying that non-boxer for 9-and-a-half rounds for his 50th “win.”

  • If Jake Paul ultimately faces and beats a legitimate world level fighter and wins a recognized world title (no Trevor Bryan WBA or WBC Interim trinket), that would be the most amazing story in sports.

    If he ever got good enough and conditioned enough to participate in a 12 round fight, that would be impressive.

    I don’t see it happening, but if he fails in the attempt, even with all his money to assemble the best team, that only helps the sport because it serves to illustrate how special, gifted, determined and sometime lucky you have to be to become a real champion.

    My hope is that everyone who becomes truly exposed to boxing for the first time because of the Paul brothers sticks around. This is a noble and thrilling sport. Bigger audiences will result in logger fights and bigger purses.

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