Jake Paul finally has an opponent for his boxing return.
Despite calling out boxing legend Mike Tyson and UFC star Nate Diaz, it was pro boxer Tommy Fury – the half-brother of Tyson Fury – who announced on Instagram that he signed a contract to face Paul on August 6 at Madison Square Garden.
Okay people he grew a set over night. It’s official, Im taking this little Fury’s head off.
Amanda Serrano and I dual main-event at the Mecca of boxing.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) June 23, 2022
“Just to let you all know, the fight on August 6 is going ahead,” Fury said in a video.
“The contract has been signed after weeks and weeks of waiting for Jake Paul to sign up to the drugs testing and potentially putting the fight at risk, he’s finally signed up to the drugs testing.
“We’ve agreed a contract that we’re happy with, so the fight is going ahead and I’ll see you August 6.”
Paul and Fury were originally scheduled to fight in December, but the latter was forced to withdraw due to an injury and illness.
Fury was also reportedly pressured to close the deal after Paul issued him a deadline on Twitter.
Tommy Fury, you pulled out last year. Then you agree to fight me now but your dad is trying to pull you out again?
We’ve given you everything you asked for
$2M purse ✅
VADA testing ✅
You have 24 hours 2 clear this up or I will never give u this opportunity again
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) June 22, 2022
“Tommy Fury, you pulled out last year. Then you agree to fight me now, but your dad is trying to pull you out again?” Paul tweeted.
“We’ve given you everything you asked for — $2million purse, VADA testing, tampons.
“You have 24 hours to clear this up or I will never give you this opportunity again.”
It will be broadcasted by Showtime. Amanda Serrano will be featured in the co-main event.