YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul is heading back into the ring as he announces he will fight at New York’s Madison Square Garden on August 6… with American expected to come up against bitter rival Tommy Fury
- YouTuber Jake Paul is currently undefeated after five professional fights
- Tommy Fury was supposed to fight him in December but had to pull out injured
- Featherweight champion Amanda Serrano has also been confirmed on the bill
- The 33-year-old will look to bounce back after losing to Katie Taylor in April
YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul’s next fight has been confirmed for August 6 at Madison Square Gardens.
The 25-year-old’s opponent has not yet been announced, but Eddie Hearn has previously suggested Paul could fight Tommy Fury in August.
The pair were initially scheduled to fight Last December but Fury, the younger brother of two-time world heavyweight champion Tyson, pulled out due to an injury.
Jake Paul has won all five of his professional fights so far but is yet to fight a career boxer
Tommy Fury was supposed to fight Jake Paul in December but had to pull our due to injury
Paul is currently unbeaten after five professional bouts with four wins by knockout, although he is yet to fight a genuine boxer, with his wins to date coming against a fellow YouTuber, a basketball player and two veteran MMA fighters.
Featherweight world champion Amanda Serrano has also been confirmed on the bill. She holds the world record for the most female boxing world championships across different weight classes, with nine titles in seven weight classes.
She will be looking to bounce back after losing to Katie Taylor in April, but her opponent is also unconfirmed.
Amanda Serrano holds the world record for the most world titles in different weight classes
The fight was announced by Paul on social media. He tweeted: ‘We going back to back. New York. MSG. Two main events. Showtime PPV. It gets no bigger, it gets no betr.’
While Paul’s opponent has not been confirmed, there have been hints at him fighting Fury. Speaking to talkSPORT, Hearn said: ‘I don’t represent them, but I hear that fight [Paul vs Fury] is happening August 13, so you might see it.’
As Paul is unlikely to fight twice in eight days, it seems possible the August 6 fight could be against Fury.