Jake Paul's grudge match with Tommy Fury in Saudi Arabia faces DELAY as fight announcement closes in | The SunJanuary 27, 2023
THE anticipated grudge match between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury faces another delay – by just 24 hours.
Fans of the two celebrity boxing stars are fearing the worst with the fight yet to be confirmed.
But according to journalist Ariel Helwani, the bout is set to end up on Sunday, February 26, with "an announcement shortly".
Initially the fight was due to land a day beforehand, with Saudi Arabia all-but confirmed to host.
The two are now trying to settle their score in the ring for the THIRD time.
Fury, 23, was forced to pull out in December 2021 due to a rib injury and then last August amid a US visa issue.
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The travel woe still persists today, which left the UK and Saudi as frontrunners to host the bitter bout.
Paul, 26, even offered to travel to Manchester on February 18 and fight Fury in enemy territory.
But a more lucrative deal in Saudi Arabia a week later was proposed and looks to have won the race.
Fury last boxed in Dubai in November in a last-minute exhibition against Rolly Lambert, 33.
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Paul was a special guest commentator that night and slammed the six-round bout from ringside.
It came a month after the American beat UFC legend Anderson Silva, 47, over eight rounds to go 6-0.
Paul appeared to respond to concerns over his next fight and pointed towards the pregnancy of Fury's girlfriend Molly-Mae.
He tweeted: "Hold your horses. The man’s having a baby."
But Paul looks to be on track still, having travelled to Dubai to finish his camp for the Saudi fight with Fury.
And his boxing banner Most Valuable Promotions also posted: "Jumping towards that announcement? You know what it is. Coming soon."
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