On Monday, it was announced that light heavyweight prospect Tommy Fury (6-0, 4 KOs) was officially added to the Showtime Pay-Per-View telecast on August 29, from Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.
Fury, who is the younger brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, will open up the pay-per-view portion of the show against against combat sports veteran Anthony “Pretty Boy” Taylor in a six-round, 180-pound catchweight fight.
In the main event, Youtube star turned boxer, Jake Paul (3-0, 3 KOs), will collide with former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.
Fury and Paul have been trading words for several months. Provided they both win that evening, an in-ring showdown is a very strong possibility.
"It is a big show and I am very happy to be on it. Now it is about making my own way in front of a new audience that is not the one we normally get. I am over there to do one job and one job only, and that is to win and look good doing it,"
"I want to impress in America and get my name out there even more. I just see excitement around this fight and I can't wait to get over there and take everything in. From being a small boy I used to see Tyson in his fight weeks and saw everything. Now it is my turn and I am over there in the limelight and it will be my fight week.
"I am there to steal the show, get this idiot out of the way, then we can move on to the other fella and knock him spark out. If I get the opportunity to knock this fella out in 10 seconds I will take it with both hands because it is the fight game and I am not here to mess about. If Jake Paul then goes running, he goes running, but I am there to do a job and if he wants the fight he can have the fight.
"I am going to get through this man, I am gonna make an example of him because I wouldn't even use him as a sparring partner. I am a big light heavyweight and he is gonna know what it feels like on the night. I think me just walking to the ring outperforms Jake Paul. The man is not a fighter, he is a YouTuber and I'm going to show the difference in levels between MMA fighters and professional boxers."