Breaking News
More () »

Westlake native Jake Paul to face Tommy Fury at Madison Square Garden on Aug. 6

Jake Paul has announced that he will face Tommy Fury at Madison Square Garden on August 6.

CLEVELAND — Editor's note: the video in the player above is from a previous story.

Six months after his most recent fight, Jake Paul now knows when he'll be getting back in the boxing ring.

Taking to social media on Thursday, the social media star-turned-professional boxer announced that he will face Tommy Fury at Madison Square Garden in New York City on August 6.

The 25-year-old Paul had previously been scheduled to face Fury -- the younger half-brother of WBC and The Ring heavyweight champion Tyson Fury -- last December before Fury pulled out of the fight due to a bacterial chest infection and a broken rib. Instead, Paul faced former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley in a rematch from their fight that took place at Cleveland's Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse last August.

After initially defeating Woodley via split-decision in Cleveland, Paul -- a native of Westlake, Ohio -- conquered the 40-year-old former MMA star via knockout in a fight that took place in Tampa, Florida. 

While Paul has amassed a 5-0 record in professional boxing, his wins have come against athletes who have primarily participated in other sports. In addition to Woodley, he has defeated YouTuber AnEsonGib, former NBA guard Nate Robinson and former MMA star Ben Askren.

In Fury, Paul will be facing his first opponent with an extensive background in professional boxing. Heading into the August fight, Fury lays claim to an 8-0 record, with four wins via knockout and four wins via decision, including a win via unanimous decision over Anthony Taylor in Cleveland on the undercard of the Paul-Woodley fight last summer.

Paid Advertisement