Celebrity boxer and soon-to-be MMA fighter Jake Paul has given the date he plans to fight longtime grudge rival Tommy Fury in the UK.
“I have done everything in my power to make that fight,” Paul said in an interview with The Mirror. “This includes what Frank Warren offered to fight in Manchester on February 18.”
Jake Paul wants to face Tommy Fury next month
Jake Paul and Tyson Fury’s half-brother have been exchanging insults, challenges, and other messages on social networks for several months, but their fight was canceled twice for different reasons.
Recently, Frank Warren commented that both parties were happy and that the fight would finally take place after its last cancellation in mid-2022. Tommy had complications entering the United States and that caused Paul to have to look for Hassim Rahman Jr. to fight.
Despite the fact that it was a fight that was going to put him in the WBC cruiserweight rankings, Rahman was also unable to fight Paul for defaulting on the catch weight. Jake ended up making only one fight this year against veteran mixed martial artist Anderson Silva, whom he defeated by unanimous decision by scorecards of 77-74, 78-73 and 78-73 on October 29, 2022.
After the fight, both met again in Dubai during the exhibition between Deji and Floyd Mayweather Jr, where Paul starred in an exchange with Tommy and Tyson’s father, who was close to getting out of the ring and facing the YouTuber.
However, Paul recently announced that he signed a contract with the Professional Fighters League of mixed martial arts and is set to fight Nate Diaz in his Octagon debut.
“Here the best fighters fight the best every year,” Paul said on his social media. “It’s a big problem in boxing, that they don’t fight among the best. In the PFL they do have to fight each other. Nate Diaz, I’m willing to dance in your damn sport.”
The martial arts league that Paul is also a co-founder of in the Pay Per View division, is done through a long season and then includes playoffs where the best fight each other until they reach the finals. Paul ‘s move also comes in response to his months-long feud with Dana White , whom he has consistently accused of not treating fighters fairly.
“Fighters will receive 50% of the proceeds and have the freedom to make their own endorsement deals,” Paul said. “This is something that the UFC does not allow , there they tell you what you have to say, use and promote.”