The boxing match between Tommy Fury and Jake Paul is set to take place on Sunday in Saudi Arabia, with live coverage on ESPN+ starting at 2 p.M. ET. After multiple attempts, Jake Paul, who has transitioned from a social media star to a boxer, will finally make his return to the ring.
Now, when Fury was barred from entering the United States for the second time, it seems that things have worked out in Saudi Arabia. Tommy Fury was supposed to face Paul, with the only intention of seeing the fight fall through (KO 4, 6-0).
Despite facing a lack of significant threats or challenges, Fury has managed to establish his name in the competition with an impressive record of 8-0 in the knockouts. In his most recent fight, he showcased his skills by scoring a late knockdown and outpointing Anderson Silva. Despite experiencing multiple delays throughout the fight, Fury was finally able to secure a victory in 2022, marking his 26th fight.
Now he’s arrived, fortunately. Therefore, when I raised the sum of cash, it genuinely appeared like the sole occasion he desired to enter the ring. That’s why I’ve granted this individual numerous opportunities and compensated him a substantial amount of money to ultimately make an appearance. Consequently, I am extremely thrilled. “This is the reason why this match is so significant,” Paul stated. However, I haven’t substantiated that. I concur. Engage in a bout with an individual of your own age, face off against a professional pugilist, the critics who have stated, ‘Take on a professional boxer, face someone your own age,’ I can ultimately silence them since I’m exceedingly enthusiastic about this contest.
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The co-main event sees Fury and Paul, two champions in the division, competing in an intense battle at home. Jack Badou, a veteran, puts his championship title on the line against Makabu Junior Ilunga, the current WBC crusierweight titleholder. Makabu, with a mostly unheralded opposition, holds a record of 29-2 at the age of 35. This is a big opportunity for Bellew Tony, a former champion, to step up after his recent loss. He has won 10 consecutive fights, with seven of them ending in stoppage.
Meanwhile, at the age of 39, Jack has the potential to create history by becoming the oldest fighter to secure a championship in the division. After experiencing two unsuccessful attempts to capture the light heavyweight title in 2019 against Marcus Browne and Jean Pascal, Jack has emerged victorious in five consecutive matches.
CBS Sports will also provide live coverage of the fight, keeping you updated with blow-by-blow updates and round-by-round scoring throughout the entire night.
Here is the rest of the lineup for the fight card and all the information you need to experience the thrill on Sunday afternoon.
Betting probabilities as per Caesars Sportsbook.
Jake Paul, the favored dark horse in the weight category, has odds of -190, whereas Tommy Fury has odds of +160. In the cruiserweight division, Ilunga Makabu (the reigning champion) has odds of -190, while Badou Jack has odds of +160. This bout is for the WBC cruiserweight championship.
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