What time is Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury? Fight date, UK start time and where to watch live on TV

The on-again, off-again fight between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury is just days away from finally taking place.

The grudge match between the YouTuber and former Love Island contestant has become something of a circus, with multiple cancellations turning their rivalry into nothing more than a war of words.

Fury – brother of world champion Tyson – was a boxer before entering the Love Island villa and has an 8-0 record, while Paul has won all six of his bouts since taking up professional boxing.

Here is everything you need to know about the fight, and how to watch it in the UK.

When is the Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury fight?

Paul vs Fury is set to take place on Sunday 26 February in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. The fight is being billed as “The Truth”.

The undercard is set to get underway at 7pm GMT, with ring walks for the main event expected to start at around 10pm GMT.

These timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.

The fight will be broadcast exclusively on BT Sport Box Office, which is Sky channel 494, and also available through the BT Sport app. It is likely to cost £19.95, in line with previous BT Sport offerings.

How did the pair become rivals?

Paul and Fury were originally set to fight in December 2021, but Fury had to pull out after breaking a rib in training.

They were then scheduled to fight in the US last year, but Fury was stopped from boarding his plane from Heathrow to the States because his Esta – which allows people to travel to the US for short visits – was denied.

Rather than scrapping in the ring, the pair have instead exchanged frequent insults on social media.

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