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After saying earlier this month that he would return to the boxing ring Aug. 6, Jake Paul has confirmed Tommy Fury might be his opponent for the Madison Sq. Backyard present.
Paul made the announcement on Twitter:
Jake Paul @jakepaul
Okay individuals he grew a set over night time. It’s official, Im taking this little Fury’s head off.
Amanda Serrano and I twin main-event on the Mecca of boxing.
Paul announced June 10 that he and Amanda Serrano would co-headline a battle card in New York Metropolis.
No opponent was named for both one, although it all the time made sense that Fury can be the one to problem Paul.
Serrano will defend the WBC, WBO and IBO feminine featherweight titles in opposition to Brenda Carabajal. The Puerto Rican star is coming off a split-decision loss to Katie Taylor in April in a light-weight bout. It was her first defeat since 2012 when Frida Wallberg beat her by unanimous choice.
Fury was scheduled to battle Paul on Dec. 18, however a damaged rib and bacterial an infection compelled him to withdraw from the bout. Tyron Woodley stepped in to battle Paul in a rematch from their August battle that the controversial YouTube persona received by break up choice.
Paul earned a decisive win over Woodley with a sixth-round knockout within the second bout. He’s 5-0 in his boxing profession, however Fury is his first opponent with any observe file within the sport.
Fury, the half-brother of WBC and The Ring heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, has an 8-0 file with 4 knockouts, although this can mark his first eight-round battle. In his final battle, he defeated Daniel Bocianski by unanimous choice at Wembley Stadium on April 23.
Paul’s earlier skilled wins have been in opposition to former MMA fighters Woodley and Ben Askren, former NBA participant Nate Robinson and YouTube persona AnEsonGib.