Tommy Fury and Jake Paul FINALLY agree to fight with the Love Island star and YouTuber to settle their feud on December 18 in Tampa
Jake Paul and Tommy Fury will settle their rivalry on December 18 after the pair announced an agreement has been reached for an eight-round contest in Tampa, Florida.
Paul, 24, will step up to face an opponent with a boxing background for the first time, having only taken on rivals with mixed martial arts backgrounds.
Fury, 22, younger brother of heavyweight champion Tyson, is looking to carve his own journey to a world title.
Tommy Fury (right) has agreed to fight Jake Paul (left) on December 18 in Tampa, Florida
The boxing novices will finally settle their rivalry in an eight-round contest in December
The Love Island star has fought just seven times professionally and fought on the undercard of Paul’s fight with Tyron Woodley in August.
Fury has rubbished Paul’s credentials and has long insisted the YouTube novice will pose no threat in the ring, but this is by far the biggest stage the 22-year-old has performed on in his young career.
His father, John, expects an easy night’s work and along with brother Tyson has said that Tommy will no longer be a Fury if he loses to the American.
Paul has upped the stakes with his British rival, too, pledging to pay him a further $500,000 on his reported $1million payday if he wins, but if he loses he must change his name to Timmy Fumbles.
Taking to Instagram, Paul wrote: ‘It’s finally official. Timothy had no choice but to sign the contract so he could finally pay his bar tabs, afford a shirt for the club, and stop living off Molly!
‘December 18th in Tampa Bay Im changing this w***ers name to Timmy Fumbles and celebrating with Tom Brady. Pucker up Timmy… it’s time to kiss your last name and your family’s boxing legacy goodbye’.
More to follow.