Jake Paul v Tommy Fury: When is the fight billed as ‘The Truth’ and how to watch it | Ents & Arts News
Jake Paul and Tommy Fury will finally get in the boxing ring on 26 February after their clash – billed as “The Truth” – was postponed twice.
Here’s everything you need to know about the hotly anticipated fight and how to watch.
Who are the fighters?
Jake Paul, 26, is an American YouTube star who made a name for himself on the social media platform Vine and made his professional boxing debut in 2020.
Tommy Fury, 23, is the younger brother of heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury.
He starred in Love Island in 2019, where he met his girlfriend Molly-Mae Hague. The pair welcomed their first child in January.
When is the fight?
Paul and Fury are scheduled to fight on Sunday 26 February.
Coverage will begin at 6.30pm ahead of the ring walk at 9.30pm (those times are for viewers in the UK, which is three hours behind Saudi Arabia where the fight is taking place).
Saudi Arabia, you say?
Yes, Saudi Arabia – at the Diriyah Arena, a 15,000-capacity venue on the outskirts of the city of Diriyah.
And where can I watch the coverage?
BT Sport Box Office will be showing the fight at the pay-per-view (PPV) price of £19.95.
You do not need to be a BT Sport subscriber to access the PPV event.
It is available via BT TV, Virgin TV and Sky, the website or the BT Sport Box Office App.
Why was the fight postponed twice?
The bout was originally scheduled for December 2021, but Fury pulled out citing a bacterial infection and broken rib.
Paul criticised Fury’s decision, branding him “boxing’s biggest b****“.
The fight was rescheduled for August 2022 in the US, but again Fury pulled out, this time because of visa issues.
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How much will the fighters win?
Paul will be guaranteed $3.2m (£2.7m), plus 65% of the pay-per-view money, according to Sports Zion.
That means his total purse could be $8.6m (£7.2m) including sponsorship deals.
Fury is set to walk away with a $2m (£1.7m) purse and 35% of the PPV takings, totalling up to $4.5m (£3.8m).
There will be an additional $1m (£0.83m) on the line for the winner as a performance bonus.
Paul will receive a cruiserweight world ranking if he beats Fury, the World Boxing Council (WBC) has said.
Who is on the Jake Paul v Tommy Fury undercard?
WBC cruiserweight world champion Ilunga Makabu will defend his belt against Badou Jack.
Ashton Sylve will take on Maxwell Awuku, and Ziyad Almaayouf will face Janos Penzes.