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

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

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. 

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: 

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, 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 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


Click here to learn about the different pricing and bundling options with the ESPN+ platform.

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
  • Ilunga Makabu vs. Badou Jack for the WBC cruiserweight title
  • Ziyad Almaayouf vs. Ronnald Martinez; Super-Lightweights
  • 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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