JAKE PAUL vs Tommy Fury is finally taking place RIGHT NOW in Saudi Arabia!
This fight has been a long time coming, with Fury and Paul previously scheduled to fight to do battle on TWO occasions before.
So now all we have to do it sit back while one of the biggest fights of 2023 takes place. We'll bring you all of the updates right here.Start time: Main event on NOW TV channel: BT Sport Box Office Live stream: BT Sport Box Office website/ app Radio: talkSPORT website / app
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Follow ALL of the latest updates below...Today, 17:31
Michael Buffer delivers that famous final line and we are away.
Catchweight action for a nonsense belt the WBC invented last week.
It's been billed as The Truth but fight fans know it's far from it.
Which one of this first-class influencers has faked it best? And which has to go back to the day job tomorrow?Today, 17:31
This has been years in the making.
And now it is here!
Jake Paul and Tommy Fury are in the ring ahead of their big fight.Today, 17:29
Paul's last few preparations look a bit forced, odd exercises for a fighter to be doing. Nervous energy?
Tommy and the whole Tyson family very respectful of the American anthem.
Derek Chisora remains glued to the ring - nobody really quite sure what on earth he is offering or doing over there.Today, 17:26
Tommy gets right in Jake's face as he tries to make himself comfortable in the ring.
The referee moves in to separate them before anything gets physical.
Is Tommy old-manning Jake or is he nervous and reaching for last resorts?Today, 17:25
Unlike Tommy, Jake gets a fair few boos and jeers as he starts his entrance.
The Ohio man bounces and dances his way to the ring, looking more relaxed than Tommy.
Jake has big brother and WWE star Logan right behind him.Today, 17:22
The American millionaire is making Fury wait.
Jake's father opens the door first and exits the dressing room to head ringside.
Paul leaves the room with his 'Problem Child' nickname across his jacket.
Paul's entourage looks a lot smaller but will his ringwalk pile more pressure on Tommy?Today, 17:20
Big bro Tyson Fury joins the entrance as Tommy is flanked by a huge team.
The arena still sounds pretty quiet, despite Tommy's best efforts to encourage a roar.
Dad John Fury grabs his lad for one final barrage of instructions.
Paul to follow now...Today, 17:17
Tommy Fury makes his ringwalk with the name Bambi - his new baby girl's moniker - written across his white jacket in gold.
With his slick black hair perfectly arranged, he has blue glittery butterflies all over his dressing gown.
He better win with an outfit like that!Today, 16:58
The new champion says: "I was standing there too much and my trainer told me to box and move but I like to come forward and fight.
"Me and Makabu used to train together and he is still my brother."Today, 16:53
Badou Jack stunned Makabu with a right hand and knew instantly that he had his man on the hook.
He chased him across the ring and threw a right hook and an uppercut.
Makabu was in hell and English ref Mark Lyson did an expert job in diving in to stop the abuse.Today, 16:52
The champion scorches Makabu with a right hand and robs him of his senses.
The stunned champion staggers backwards and is held up by the ropes.
Jack unloads a torrent of shots and the referee jumps in to stop it.
Jack is a three-weight world champion!Today, 16:50
Makabu's corner tell him he needs a knockdown or a knockout in this final session, to keep hold of his belt.
Jack must have taken the lead on all of the cards with his second knockdown.
Makabu will now go gungho in his best effort to turn the tide and cling on to his belt.Today, 16:47
Another right hook bundles the champion down into the canvas.
Makabu beats the count but is buzzed and staggering and Jack lands an uppercut
A body shot hurts Makabu again, Jack is in control but can he get the finish?Today, 16:45
Both cruiserweight veterans whip in body shots but both are too tough to fold.
Jack bullies the champ back onto the ropes and drives punches into him.
Makabu escapes the assault and launches his own barrage.
Jack lands a stunner of an uppercut, a straight right and a hook. Makabu takes a whupping but makes it to the bell.Today, 16:41
Strong work from Makabu who is forcing his will on the silkier challenger.
Jack suddenly looks like he is running on fumes.
The bell goes and Jack throws an arm in the air to celebrate the last three minutes.
But it was Makabu who was marching forward and throwing shots.Today, 16:37
Jack lands another solid right hand that Makabu swallows.
The challenger turns southpaw and jabs to the body before throwing a left to Makabu's face.
Both brave men slash in body shots that threaten to fly below both belts.
This is a split'em session that the judges will struggle to call.
Great action in this bonafide world title fight.Today, 16:33
Jack's corner tells him he needs to jab better to regain control.
The Dubai-based Swede obliges with crisp straight shots into Makabu's guard.
Makabu always looks dangerous but he might be tiring already.
Jack may be older but he looks fresher and more capable of doing 12 rounds.Today, 16:24
Jack is now throwing his arrow-like right hand with spite and confidence.
Makabu is shrinking in that Riyadh ring.
The champ's shots are looking wild and desperate while Jack is calm in the heat of battle.
Jack lands a lovely little chop of a right hook.Today, 16:22
Jack was looking worn in those opening three rounds but then he produced a ping of a punch.
Makabu jumped in with a long lead southpaw hook but Jack landed one quicker.
Makabu was off balance but still took the blow and the count was deserved for a 10-8 round,Today, 16:20
Jack has been in brilliant wars with Brits like James DeGale and George Groves - but have they taken their toll?
Suddenly Jack lands a right hand and Makabu collapses backwards for a count of eight.
Makabu gets back up but Jack is now in control.Today, 16:19
Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury follows this fight meaning we're now just minutes away...
The big main event is up next.Today, 16:18
Makabu gets some success but Jack weathers the storm.
The African leftie looks unorthodox but Jack has not been able to scope with his right-led attacks so far.
Jack has looked a little too close to his 39 years for comfort, early on.Today, 16:13
Makabu squats down into a body attack and Jack scythes down a shot onto his head.
Jack follows that up with a double-jab and body shot.
Jack, the older man at 39, is taking his time and looks confident of breaking Makabu down.
Jack's corner tell him that Makabu only wants a war and not a boxing match.Today, 16:09
A cagey opening round gets booed by one loud member of the Saudi crowd.
Southpaw Makabu is looking for the knockout while smart boxer Jack takes his time.
Makabu hunts for Jack's body but gets speared back by stiff jabs.Today, 15:54
The WBC heavyweight champion defends his green and gold belt against 39-year-old Las Vegas-based Swede Jack next up.
Makabu - the brother of Scotland-based heavyweight Martin Bakole - was knocked out by Tony Bellew at Goodison Park.
But the Congo veteran is now a long-reigning world champ having rebuilt from the thrilling loss.
Jack is now 39 and a former world champ at super-middle and light-heavy. Can he claim gold at a third weight class?Read On "The US Sun"
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