It is official! Jake Paul's next boxing opponent will be Tommy Fury and the fight will take place on December 18 — this and much more on Friday's social media roundup.
Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury official for December 18
After all of the talk of a potential bout between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury since Paul defeated Tyron Woodley, the fight is now finally official and will take place on December 18.
See Paul's official bout announcement below.
Pucker up Timmy, it’s time to kiss ur last name and ur family’s boxing legacy goodbye. DEC 18th Im changing this wankers name to Tommy Fumbles and celebrating with Tom Brady. Tickets on sale November 10th!#PaulFury One Will Fall. @MostVpromotions @showtimeboxing @amaliearena pic.twitter.com/IFStMpJul5— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) October 29, 2021
This will no doubt be Paul's biggest test in the boxing ring to date as he is taking on a man with boxing and fighting blood in him, Tommy Fury.
Fury is currently undefeated in his professional boxing career holding a record of seven wins and 0 losses with four of those wins coming by KO.
Paul is 4-0 in the ring and holds wins over MMA veterans such as Ben Askren and most recently Tyron Woodley.
To the eye, going off the pair's last fights, it seems like it could be a fairly even contest.
Who do you think will win this fight?
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Dana White has a few opinions on Jake Paul calling Claressa Shields a loser... pic.twitter.com/3ZdmDqKZIl— The Mac Life (@TheMacLife) October 29, 2021
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