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Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury Fight Card: Complete Undercard for Paul vs Fury

On February 26th, Jake Paul and Tommy Fury will settle their rivalry once and for all in the ring as the stage is finally set for their long-awaited meeting. MMA expert Johnny Covers is here to break down the Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury Card.
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Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury Fight Card: Complete Undercard for Paul vs Fury

In 2018, Fury made his professional debut, with the majority of his fights thus far taking place in England; thus, this one will mark his debut in Saudi Arabia. Fury will be the first legitimate boxer Paul has ever competed against as he tries to make it a fifth win by KO.  Both of Paul's prior attempts to fight Fury, who is the heavyweight champion Tyson Fury's half-brother, were unsuccessful for various reasons.

The head of Most Valuable Promotions, Paul, was instrumental in putting together an undercard for this bout that will feature several up-and-coming boxers who are still waiting for their big break. Let's take a closer look at whose lacing them up before the main event goes off. 

Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury Date, Start Time

  • Date: Sunday, February 26, 2023
  • Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury Start Time: 2:00 p.m. ET
  • Where: Diriyah Arena, Saudi Arabia
  • Where to Watch: ESPN+, PPV

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Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury Fight Card

Ilunga Makabu (29-2-0) vs. Badou Jack (27-3-3)

In the co-main event, Ilunga Makabu defends the WBC cruiserweight championship against Badou Jack. After dropping his first pro match in 2008, Makabu (29-2) went on to win 19 straight matches. In 2016, Tony Bellow defeated him for the WBC cruiserweight title, ending his unbeaten run. He then bounced back with 10 straight victories.

Jack (27-3-3) began boxing at the age of 18 and has won the Swedish national title five times in a row. Jack started boxing professionally in 2009, defeating Anthony Dirrell to win the WBC super-middleweight championship. He moved up to light-heavyweight and made an unsuccessful bid for the gold medal there. Jack has triumphed five times in a row since losing to Jean Pascal in 2019. In August, he defeated Richard Rivera via a split decision in his most recent match.

Ziyad Almaayouf (1-0-0) vs. Ronnald Martinez (3-1-1)

In the second fight of his career, Ziyad Almaayouf takes on Ronald Martinez. In his debut in August, Almaayouf (1-0) defeated Alfredo Alatorre by knockout. In 2021, Martinez (3-1-1) went pro, and after a 3-0 career start, the 19-year-most old's recent match was in October, a split decision loss to Dilan Borja.

Muhsin Cason (10-0-0) vs. Taryel Jafarov (18-5-0)

Muhsin Cason will compete at cruiserweight against Taryel Jafarov. Cason (10-0) went professional in 2018 and has won four straight fights by knockout since 2020. In February 2022, the 29-year-old defeated Steven Lyons in his final match.

Jafarov (18-5) became a professional in 2017. With eight straight knockout victories, he has won ten straight fights. His most recent contest ended in a TKO victory over Abi Khan in November.

Bader Samreen (7-0-0) vs. Viorel Simion (23-9-0)

Viorel Simion is up against Bader Samreen. In 2021, Samreen (7-0) become professional, and six of his seven victories came via TKO/KO, including his three victories in 2022 that were all TKOs. In his most recent match, he defeated Murodjon Yokubov in November.

Simion (23-9) became a professional in 2006. Simion, a former WBC International featherweight champion, defeated David Kis to win the WBF featherweight championship in 2015. He has a 4-8 record since 2016. In his most recent contest against Maxim Railean in November, Simion snapped a six-fight losing streak.

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Johnny has been covering the sports betting markets and handicapping games for the better part of the past decade. Along the way, he has written for publications such as All-In Magazine, Blitz Predict, FantasyPros, Betting Pros, Sportsbook Review, and most recently, OddsChecker. In addition to giving out picks on Twitter, Johnny is the host of the podcast The Daily Sports Bet -- a 10 minute or less listen with actionable insights and no fluff or BS. Starting the podcast in June, he closed out 2021 up 26 units with a winning percentage of 55%.

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