Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury time: When do ring walks for fight start in UK and US?
Jake Paul and Tommy Fury are scheduled to fight one another this month, after two failed attempts to arrange a boxing match between them.
YouTuber Paul and Fury, half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson, were first set to clash in 2021, but Fury withdrew while citing injury and illness.
Then, last August, travel issues prevented the 23-year-old Briton from travelling to the US to face American Paul, 26.
Now, however, they are on course to box one another at last, with Saudi Arabia hosting the long-awaited contest.
Here’s everything you need to know about the fight:
When is Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury, what is the start time?
Jake Paul takes on Tommy Fury on Sunday, 26 February.
The main card is scheduled to begin at 7pm GMT, with the main event and the Jake Paul and Tommy Fury ring walks tentatively lined up for just after 10pm GMT.
You can expect the ring walks to occur at approximately 10pm GMT in line with past fights in the middle east, slightly earlier than fights taking place in the UK and USA.
The unusual date, on a Sunday, is could be linked to a busy weekend of fights and not wanting to clash with Floyd Mayweather vs Aaron Chalmers and KSI’s next Misfits Boxing event, both of which take place on Saturday, 25 February.
Where is Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury taking place?
The fight has been confirmed for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. No arena has been announced, but Anthony Joshua fought Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019 at the Diriyah Arena in Diriyah, which is on the outskirts of the city, making it a prime candidate to host the fight.
How can I watch Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury in the UK and USA?
The television information is already agreed and announced, with UK fight fans able to watch the fight by buying the PPV with BT Sport Box Office. A price is yet to be confirmed for UK fans.
American fans can purchase the PPV on ESPN+ PPV for $49.99.
Why was Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury cancelled twice before?
The first date for the fight was scheduled for December 2021, but Fury pulled out, citing an infection and broken rib, leading to Paul battling Tyron Woodley instead.
Both men attempted to reschedule in the United States in August last year, but travel and visa issues scuppered hopes of the pair meeting.
Paul is the much more active fighter and has even confirmed his move into mixed martial arts with his debut coming later in 2023.
Who is on the Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury undercard?
While Paul and Fury are relatively inexperienced in boxing, the undercard will involve a big fight between two seasoned veterans and champions.
Ilunga Makabu, the WBC cruiserweight champion and former opponent of Tony Bellew, will fight former two-weight world champion Badou Jack.
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