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Will Jake Paul fight Floyd Mayweather, Tommy Fury? YouTuber to appear at Mayweather vs. Deji boxing exhibition

Sporting News 11/11/2022 Daniel Yanofsky
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In just a few-week span, Jake Paul will go from boxing Anderson Silva, helping his brother Logan at WWE Crown Jewel, to making a special appearance at Floyd Mayweather and Tommy Fury’s upcoming fights. With options, Paul may look to cause a scene. 

Global Titans, staging the exhibition fight between Mayweather and YouTuber Deji, announced that Paul will be ringside for the event. The fight card takes place inside the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai on November 13. Paul will be keeping an eye on the Tommy Fury vs. Paul Bamba fight. 

"Dubai…It’s about to be a party! I’m ready to step in if Tommy pulls out,” Paul stated. 

Paul is coming off a win over MMA legend and former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. “The Problem Child” dropped Silva with a punch in the eighth round and won the fight via unanimous decision. 

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KSI will also be making an appearance at the event. Paul and KSI are on a collision course to fight next year, reportedly at Wembley Stadium. KSI recently responded to Paul’s appearance, tweeting, “Can’t wait to see him try to slap me in person.”

Will Jake Paul fight Tommy Fury? 

Paul and Fury were supposed to fight twice over the past year. Fury pulled out of a fight with Paul in December 2021 because of a rib injury. Tyron Woodley ended up taking his place, with Paul knocking the former UFC champion out. 

The two were then scheduled to fight one another in August. Visa issues for Fury forced the bout to be canceled again. He was denied entry to the United States. The issue was with his ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authority) documents. 

Since then, Paul has called out Tommy’s half-brother and WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. John Fury, Tommy's father, told Mirror Fighting that he talked with Paul's team not long ago about putting the fight with Tommy back on the table. The bout would most likely have to be in the U.K., as John is not allowed in the U.S. as well. 

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Tommy, the Love Island star, last fought in April, beating Daniel Bocianski via points. 

Will Jake Paul fight Floyd Mayweather?

There is a chance that Paul could also renew his rivalry with Mayweather. 

A Hall of Famer, Mayweather retired from boxing in 2017 at 50-0. He has since competed in numerous exhibition bouts. In 2018, he teamed with RIZIN and beat young kickboxing star Tenshin Nasukawa via TKO. Mayweather fought Jake’s brother Paul and former training partner Don Moore in non-scored bouts. In his last fight, also on a RIZIN card, Mayweather beat Asakura via TKO.

During the build for the Mayweather-Logan Paul fight, Jake got into the face of Mayweather and took his hat. The attention went from Mayweather vs. Logan to a potential bout with Jake. Speaking on The MMA Hour, Jake told Ariel Helwani that he has interest in a fight against Mayweather. 

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"It would be interesting, still, to fight Floyd, though, in an actual professional bout,” Paul stated. “First of all, that's still a big fight, and he’s still a massive, massive draw. And if it was an actual pro match, I think people would be super, super interested.” 

As of now, Mayweather has not discussed a potential fight with Jake. That could all change following his fight with Deji.  

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