Jake Paul (4-0) will step into the squared circle for the third time in 2021 when he faces Tommy Fury (7-0) on December 18th at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. The fight will headline a Showtime distributed pay-per-view event. 

The 24-year-old Youtube star/influencer kicked off his 2031 campaign with a 1st round knockout of former mixed martial arts champion Ben Askren. He followed that up with an August split decision victory over former UFC star Tyron Woodley. Both of his opponents were making their boxing debuts. 

Fury will be by far the most accomplished boxer Paul has faced. However, his trainer BJ Flores isn’t worried. 

“Jake is a tireless worker. He has zero fear of Tommy or his last name and that will be very obvious when the first bell sounds, Flores stated.

“This is a great fight between two young undefeated guys who are willing to lay it all on the line. A lot is at stake here. The Fury name is legendary and this is a very serious challenge to us. Massive credit to both fighters.”

Over the past two years Paul has sparred with several top fighters and Flores believes that experience will be very important when the bell sounds. 

“We are now less than five weeks away and the closer this thing gets, the happier Jake is. Look, Jake  has some big advantages in this matchup. Jake has been in the ring for hundreds of rounds with many top fighters in the country, quietly traveling all over the USA, sparring, gaining hundreds of necessary rounds to prepare him for a fight like this. The one thing consistent amongst all the sparring partners is this -Jake can really punch.,” Flores told BoxingScene.com

According to Flores, Paul is in such good shape he could fight Fury right now. Fury has stated that he wants to go toe to toe with Paul and Flores said that they are more than willing to make that happen. 

“We really hope Tommy does what he says he’s gonna do and that he comes to the middle of the ring and tries to bang with Jake. Size, strength, and power - Jake has big advantages. Tommy is going to find it very difficult when he gets hit with the first clean punch,” said Flores. 

“Jake has been sparring with the top cruisers and light heavys in America over the last 8 weeks and 24 months. He is ready to go right now. The key is just keeping him sharp and making sure he’s peaking on Dec 18th.”

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