At Diriyah Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Youtube star turned boxer Jake “The Problem Child” Paul will, at long last, face undefeated light heavyweight Tommy “TNT” Fury, younger brother of heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury.
Paul (6-0, 4 KOs) and Fury were originally slated to face off in December 2021, but Fury (8-0, 4 KOs) withdrew from the bout because of a medical issue. A year later, their fight fell apart for a second time when Fury was denied entry into the United States.
In the co-main event, former two-weight world champion Badou Jack “The Ripper” (27-3-3, 16 KOs) will challenge WBC cruiserweight world champion Ilunga Makabu (29-2, 25 KOs). Jack is coming off five consecutive wins, including three by knockout, while Makabu will be making the third defense of his title.