Tonight, Jake Paul and Tommy Fury will finally settle their bitter boxing rivalry in the ring. This grudge match has been a long time in the making, with an ugly rivalry simmering for years and multiple proposed match-ups falling through. At the Diriyah Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the two men will face off in a lucrative, highly anticipated bout.
In one corner is a former Internet celebrity. A man who gained notoriety through YouTube and his music before turning to box. On the other, a reality television star and one of the younger brothers of one of the greatest boxers in history. The fight between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury on Sunday is one of the most anticipated in recent sports history, not necessarily because of their relative skill, but because of their animosity.
Even at the weigh-in, the day before the fight, Paul and Fury were so close to fighting that they had to be separated. This weekend in Saudi Arabia, after years of antagonistic interactions, Paul and Fury will finally exchange blows in the ring, potentially altering the future of the sport.
Paul vs Fury fight viewing info
Time: Sunday, 2 p.m. ET
Date: February 26th, 2023
Venue: Diriyah Arena
Location: Diriyah, Saudi Arabia
Stream: Fitepass PPV (anywhere)
Where and how to watch Paul vs Fury fight free?
Unfortunately, there is no way to watch the fight legally free, In the United States ESPN+ will broadcast the fight and the cost will be around $69, But, alternatively, you can watch only for $29.99 on FitePass PPV, a limited-time offer. In the United States, Paul vs. Fury will be accessible only as a pay-per-view event on ESPN+
The pair will trade blows on Sunday at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia as they headline of the evening’s fight card.
The card will get underway at 2 p.m. ET (10 p.m. local time), with the eight-round cruiserweight bout scheduled to start at about 5 p.m. ET (1 a.m. local time).
Here’s where you can watch Paul and Fury battle it out:
Australia: Kayo $29.95
Canada: DAZN $39.99
UK: BT Sport £19.95.
US: ESPN+ $69
The number of Internet personalities who have taken up boxing has increased significantly over the past five years.
Since the first fights involving YouTube stars KSI and Joe Weller in 2017, people from all walks of life – from TikTok to music – have donned the gloves and entered the ring, with the sport’s exhibition demographic rapidly expanding. As the sport’s newcomers have improved and taken the craft more seriously, some boxing purists have been won over. Carl Frampton, a former two-division world champion, stated that he initially disliked the Paul vs. Fury fight, but has since come to appreciate its appeal.
Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury fight card
- Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury; Cruiserweights
- Ilunga Makabu vs. Badou Jack for the WBC cruiserweight title
- Ziyad Almaayouf vs. Ronnald Martinez; Super-Lightweights
- Muhsin Cason vs. Taryel Jafarov; Cruiserweights,
- Bader Samreen vs. Viorel Simion; Lightweights