Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury live fight updates, results, highlights from 2023 boxing fight

1 month ago Sporting News

Almost two years after they were initially scheduled to fight, Jake Paul and Tommy Fury will finally clash on Sunday. The eight-round bout will take place at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia. 

This is the first time that Paul has fought a pro boxer, as his previous opponents have competed in other sports. Paul’s undefeated record of 6-0 is on the line, and he has the opportunity to be a world title contender.

The WBC has announced that the winner of this bout will enter their cruiserweight rankings.

Paul is expecting a knockout over Fury, who is known as 'TNT'. A Love Island alum, Tommy is the half-brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. He's had to back out of two previous fights against Paul due to visa issues and a broken rib. 

The Sporting News will provide results and highlights from the Paul vs. Fury card below. 

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Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury live results, updates

Round Six: Big combination from Paul opens the round but Fury takes it well. Overhand right from Paul grazes Fury. Uppercut from Fury lands flush. Another uppercut from Fury. Fury has found something. Fury steps in with the jab and follows with another. The ref takes a point from Fury. This is odd. Referee is too involved.

SN Unofficial Scorecard: 9-9 (57-54 Paul)

Round Five: Hard jab by Paul opens the fifth. Paul goes to the body. Hard right than by Paul and Fury lands a left in response. Fury looks more comfortable now. Point seemingly deducted from Paul for what? A left hook hurts Fury when the action starts again. Hard right hand from Fury lands but this was a strong Paul round. The point deduction was bizarre.

SN Unofficial Scorecard: 9-9 (48-45 Paul)

Round Four: Hard right hand from Fury and he presses forward. A combination by Fury catches gloves. Short right by Fury lands. Fury lands two more and applies pressure. Fury appears to have a read on Paul. Left hand from Paul lands. Fury's best round.

SN Unofficial Scorecard: 10-9 Fury (39-36 Paul)

Round Three: Paul misses wildly but lands a left when Fury comes in. Fury's jab is sharp. Paul with a very hard jab. And another. Check hook from Paul. Another hard hook from Paul. Paul ducks a jab and lands an overhand right. Fury hasn't done anything this round and has slowed down.

SN Unofficial Scorecard: Paul 10-9 (30-27 Paul)

Round Two: Fury continues to jab. They exchange jabs. Paul in pursuit as Fury circles and lands a chopping right hand. Paul responds with a left hook. Stiff jab from Fury and Paul lands one of his own. Overhand right lands for Paul again. Hard jab by Paul and Fury gives one back. Hard left from Fury. Left from Paul as the round closes.

SN Unofficial Scorecard: 10-9 Paul (20-18 Paul)

Round One: They meet in the center of the ring and Fury fires away. Lots of clinching and the referee warns both fighters. Paul jabs to the body. Fury warned for clinching again. Overhand right by Paul connects and Fury takes it well. Fury doubles up on the jab. He looks fast but can't find his mark. Fury lands a combination at the end of the round that could steal him the first. 

SN Unofficial Scorecard: 10-9 Paul

5:25 p.m. ET: Jake Paul is taking his sweet time making his entrance but finally emerges from his dressing room after making Fury wait several minutes. He finally heads to the ring with the sounds of "Outlet" by Desiigner pulsating through the arena. It's time! 

5:15 p.m. ET: Tommy Fury makes his way to the ring first with half-brother Tyson Fury by his side to "Fortunate Son" by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

5:01 p.m. ET: Now that everything else is out of the way, it's time for the main event! Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury is up next.

Badou Jack dominates, stops Ilunga Makabu in 12th, claims WBC cruiserweight title

4:53 p.m. ET: And we have our answer. Badou Jack scores a 12th-round TKO and becomes a three-division champion. Jack clocked Makabu again with an overhand right hand, stepped on the gas and battered him until the referee had no choice but to step in and stop the fight. 

4:49 p.m. ET: Another blistering combination and a right hand put Makabu down early in the 11th round. Sensing the end is near, Jack steps on the gas and blasts Makabu with a series of power punches. Makabu is just trying to stay upright but has nothing for his opponent. One round left and the only question is whether Badou Jack can score a knockout. 

4:45 p.m. ET: We're entering the championship rounds and Makabu has had nothing for Badou Jack. It's also clear that exhaustion has settled in as each salvo from Makabu comes with labored breathing. Jack has decided to sit in the pocket and take it to the champion. Jack closed round ten with a wicked combination that put Makabu on his back foot. Can Makabu do anything to turn the tide?

4:31 p.m. ET: Badou Jack's dominance continues through seven rounds. He's simply more technically sound, better conditioned and sharper than Makabu. The champion looks like he's fighting in quicksand and can't keep up with Jack's movement. Makabu needs a knockout. 

4:19 p.m. ET: We have our first knockdown of the night! A right hand sent Makabu crashing to the canvas in the fourth round and it certainly feels like Jack is pulling away. Makabu needs to change his approach or risks handing his title over. 

4:16 p.m. ET: After three rounds it has been all Badou Jack as Jack's jab and distance management have kept Makabu off balance and unable to mount up a sustained attack. Makabu did land a big right hand but continues to plod forward and look for a slugfest. 

3:56 p.m. ET: Notable names in attendance include Kevin Hart, Cristiano Ronaldo, Derek Chisora, Shawn Porter, Tyson Fury, Devin Haney (who announced he'll be facing Vasiliy Lomachenko on May 20), Joseph Parker, Deontay Wilder and Mike Tyson.

3:47 p.m. ET: For the boxing purists out there, we have a fight between two legitimate cruiserweights. Former two-division champion Badou Jack (27-3-3, 15 KOs) challenges Ilunga Makabu (29-2, 25 KOs) for his WBC cruiserweight championship. 

Ziyad Almaayouf survives early knockdown, outpoints Ronnald Martinez

3:35 p.m. ET: Almaayouf settled himself down after the first round and used an excellent jab and speed to sweep the final three rounds and take a decision. It was a great action fight that tested Almaayouf in front of his countrymen. Once Almaayouf figured out that Martinez wasn't going away he decided to commit to his jab. As the rounds progressed, Almaayouf's jab found it's mark more and more while setting up a hammering right hand. Martinez was game but couldn't deal with the speed and fell short. Almaayouf improves to 2-0 in his young career. 

3:19 p.m. ET: Would you look at that? A fight that has gone past the first round but there was yet another knockdown. Almaayouf got off to a fast start but Martinez timed him with a right hand late to send him down. Almaayouf wasn't terribly hurt a clobbered Martinez with a right hand at the end of the round. Let's see how much longer this fight will go.

3:00 p.m. ET: Will we get a fight that goes past the first round? Super lightweights are in action next as Ziyad Almaayouf and Ronnald Martinez will battle. Start the clock! 

Muhsin Cason drops Taryel Jafarov in seconds, gets first round stoppage

2:50 p.m. ET: Another fight, another first-round knockout.  Cason put down Jafarov with the first punch he threw and it was all downhill from there. A massive right hand in the opening seconds sent Jafarov to the canvas and he never recovered. Although he wouldn't fall again, Jafarov's corner had seen enough and stopped the fight between rounds. Cason improves to 11-0 with his 8th knockout and could be a problem for the cruiserweight division. 

2:43 p.m. ET: Cruiserweight action is up next as Muhsin Cason faces Taryel Jafarov.

Bader Samreen flattens Viorel Simion in one round

2:26 p.m. ET: Well, that was quick. Bader Samreen lit the powder keg and detonated a huge right-hand square on the chin of Viorel Simion that put him down and out in the first round. Samreen improves to 8-0 with the 7th knockout of his career. 

2:20 p.m. ET: We're getting started with the first of five televised fights as Bader Samreen meets Viorel Simion in lightweight action. They will have the opportunity to set the tone for the night. 

2:00 p.m. ET: We are live! As we get ready to start the main card, the likes of Mike Tyson, Tyson Fury and others are filtering into the arena. 

Mike Tyson is making his way in for #PaulFury 🔥

🎥: @trboxing pic.twitter.com/tYiAQjATht — Sporting News Fights (@sn_fights) February 26, 2023

1:45 p.m. ET: What about this so-called script that leaked to the internet today that outlined how the Paul-Fury fight would play out? Could this just be something to get bettors to engage or something much more heinous? You may as well follow along and see if they got it right are totally wrong. 

1:30 p.m. ET: One new talking point from this week has been the all-or-nothing contract which Paul offered Fury at the final press conference. Paul took to social media last night to reveal the new deal was yet to be signed by the Brit: 

Tommy and I’s bet update pic.twitter.com/pC8iGOouDZ — Jake Paul (@jakepaul) February 25, 2023

1:15 p.m. ET: In the other corner, Fury has big aspirations of his own and wants to end Paul’s dreams of becoming a world champion.

"That's like saying a pig's going to fly,” Fury told Sky Sports regarding Paul's lofty goals. "I’m going to teach Jake Paul a lesson. I'm going to show that he can't just pick up a pair of gloves whenever you want and say, 'Oh, I'm going to be a world champion.’"

1 p.m. ET: Hello and welcome to The Sporting News' live coverage of Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury! We are one hour away from the start of the main PPV card. 

For Paul, despite taking on a pro boxer for the first time, he's certainly confident. "I'm going to become a world champion and these fights are all just stepping stones to get there," he told Sky Sports.

"I'm slowly improving. I've sparred against world champions and done phenomenal against them, so who knows what can happen in two to three years from now when I go into my athletic prime? I'm starting to really, really get this sport and all aspects of it. 

"It's really actually scary what could possibly happen. I think not only will I become a world champion, I think I will be a dominant world champion and knock someone out for the belt."

When is Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury? Date: Sunday, February 26 Main card: 2 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. GMT | 6 a.m. AEDT  Main event: 4:30 p.m. ET | 9:30 p.m. GMT | 8:30 a.m. AEDT

Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury takes place on February 26. The main card starts at 2 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. GMT | 6 a.m. AEDT.

Paul and Fury should make their way to the ring around 4:30 p.m. ET | 9:30 p.m. GMT | 8:30 a.m. AEDT, depending on how long the undercard fights last. 

MORE: Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury: What's on the line?

How to watch Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury

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Country Date Channel + Live Stream (main card) United States Sun. February 26 ESPN+ PPV Canada Sun. February 26 FITE.tv, DAZN United Kingdom Sun. February 26 BT Sport Box Office Australia Mon. February 27 Foxtel, Kayo Sports

Boxing fans in the U.S. can watch Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury on ESPN+ PPV. In Canada, the fight is available on DAZN and FITE.tv. Sign up today!

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In the U.K., the fight will be available via BT Sport Box Office.

In Australia, fans can tune in via Foxtel's Main Event or Kayo Sports.

Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury price: How much does Paul-Fury cost? 

In the U.S., you will need to pay $9.99 a month for a monthly subscription to ESPN+ or an annual subscription for $99.99/yr. The Paul vs. Fury fight on PPV will cost $49.99.

Product Prices ESPN+ Monthly Subscription $9.99/month ESPN+ Annual Subscription $99.99/year The Disney Bundle w/Hulu Ad-Supported $13.99/month The Disney Bundle w/Hulu No-Ads


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In the UK, the fight will be broadcast on BT Sport Box Office for £19.99.

Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury fight card Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury; Cruiserweights Badou Jack def. Ilunga Makabu via 12th round TKO (:54) for the WBC cruiserweight championship Ziyad Almaayouf def. Ronnald Martinez via unanimous decision (38-37, 38-37 & 38-37 Muhsin Cason def. Taryel Jafarov via 1st round TKO (3:00) Bader Samreen def. Viorel Simion via 1st round TKO (1:20) 

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