After two failed previous attempts, it seems that Jake Paul and Tommy Fury are finally set to face each other in the ring. That ring will be in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and the fight will go down on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET, live on ESPN+ and FITE.tv,
Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions have just released the full fight card for the event. Surprisingly, before the celebrities throw leather there will be a bout of actual sporting importance.
The co-main will see a WBC cruiserweight title tilt between champion Illunga Makabu and former WBC and WBO champ Badou Jack. Also on the card are a trio of middle-eastern prospects hoping to do well on the biggest stage of their careers thus far.
Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury main card is set.— Most Valuable Promotions (@MostVpromotions) February 16, 2023
Badou Jack takes on Ilunga Makabu for the WBC Cruiserweight world title.
Almaayouf, Cason and Samreen put their undefeated records on the line. #PaulFury pic.twitter.com/HS7iWTgdrb
Main Card (2 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV and FITE.tv)
- Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury
- Ilunga Makabu vs. Badou Jack, for Makabu’s WBC cruiserweight title
- Ziyad Alaamayouf vs. Ronald Martinez
- Muhsin Cason vs. Taryel Jarafov
- Bader Samreen vs. Viorel Simion
Makabu is 29-2 and has held the WBC title since 2020, defending it on two occasions. Jack is 23-3-3 and is on a five fight win streak following his loss to Jean Pascal in 2019. Alaamayouf, Cason and Samreen are all undefeated thus far in their careers.
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