JAKE PAUL revealed the full conditions for his fight with Tommy Fury – and confirmed he has a backup opponent on standby.
The pair of celebrity boxing rivals have announced the latest rescheduling of their grudge match, on February 26 in Saudi Arabia.
Jake Paul and Tommy Fury face off for the first time
And Paul, 26, travelled to London to square up to Fury, 23, before Anthony Yarde’s light-heavyweight title loss to Artur Beterbiev.
Afterwards, the American addressed the media and confirmed they will fight over eight scheduled rounds.
Paul has twice gone that distance, in points wins over ex-UFC champions Tyron Woodley, 40, and Anderson Silva, 47.
But Fury has only ever seen the six-round mark, in his last professional victory in April against Daniel Bocianski, 28.
The two will meet in a 185lb catchweight bout, which is 2lb lighter than Paul’s last fight, against Silva.
Fury was 181.4lb in November when he was set to face Paul Bamba, 33, who then withdrew amid a weight disagreement.
Paul confirmed there is a financial penalty in place should either be over the limit in the Middle East.
He said: “There is penalties for not making weight. But Tommy’s light.
“I’m going to make weight, I’m a f***** professional, so I’ll be right on weight.
“Tommy’s a little bit lighter, he’s probably like 190 right now. So he’s probably only cutting like 5lbs.”
Paul also revealed he has a rematch clause in his contract, guaranteeing him a second fight if he loses, something Fury does not have.
Fury has twice pulled out of fighting Paul, with a rib injury in December 2021 and then a US visa issue last August.
The travel woe still persists today and as a result has brought the duo over to the Saudi desert.
Paul remains sceptical on whether his rival will truly make it to the first bell but has come prepared in case lightening strikes for the third time.
He said: “We have Mike Perry on standby. Let’s go Mike Perry. He’s ready to jump in if Tommy pulls out.”
Ex-UFC welterweight-turned bare-knuckle boxer Perry, 31, was considered as an alternative if Paul could not agree terms with Fury.
And the YouTuber-turned pay-per-view prizefighter voiced his concerns over whether the fight will finally happen or not.
Paul said: “A part of me definitely still doubts and it’s scary and it’s annoying and him not showing up to the face to face we were supposed to do right now, it sucks.
“The kid’s not necessarily reliable but the money’s good man, for him.
“So, he would just be so dumb and I think he’s probably just tired of Molly making all the money in the relationship.
“He’s got a kid now so he needs to help pay for some diapers.”
Jake Paul and Tommy Fury stare each other down
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I train boxing without fighting?
Boxing can only be learned if you are willing to fight. To improve your boxing skills, you must work hard. If you put in the work, you will see improvements in your boxing technique, speed and endurance as well as strength and stamina.
Watching good boxers fight is the first step to improving your boxing technique. Pay attention to how they move and throw punches. Also, observe how they defend themselves. Then, copy their tactics.
Next, you will need to spar against another fighter. You’ll be able to see how you’ve improved your fighting technique. It’s important to observe how fast you can punch, the strength of your punches and how well you block any incoming punches while sparring.
Finally, practice your boxing skills with drills. You can improve your boxing skills with practice, so be patient.
How can I practice boxing defense by myself?
Boxing is one of the oldest martial arts known to man. Boxing is also one of most difficult sports to learn. You don’t just punch someone in the face and knock him out. You need to know how you can defend yourself against punches or kicks.
Finding a nearby boxing gym is the first step. Once you have found a suitable place to train you’ll need some gloves or headgear. Gloves protect you hands while the helmet protects your head. You will also need shorts and a shirt.
Once you’ve got all your equipment, you’ll need to warm up properly. You can start slowly and then increase speed gradually. If you feel ready, get on the bag and start sparring with another boxer. Do not worry if you make a mistake. You can always try again until it is perfect.
What are some of the benefits of boxing
There are many benefits to boxing. For starters, boxing helps build strong muscles and bones. It enhances your coordination as well as reflexes. It can also improve your heart and lungs. The best part about boxing? It doesn’t require special equipment. You can use whatever you have around the house.
How many punches is a human capable of taking?
A punch is defined by “a blow delivered using a fist”. A punch can only be taken once per person. If someone punches you in the face you are being punched. You cannot hit him/her back. That would be two punches.
What are the benefits to learning how to box?
You should be aware of the following factors if you are interested in learning how to box:
- It builds confidence. Learning to box will give you the courage to face bullies or other people who might try to bully you.
- It improves your physical and mental health. Boxing builds muscle mass. Muscle mass will make you stronger.
- It helps you to learn self-defense skills. Learning how to fight is the first step to protecting yourself.
- It improves your mental toughness. It is crucial to have mental toughness when faced with challenges.
- You feel accomplished. Once you have learned a technique you’ll feel like you are a real boxer.
- It’s fun! It’s great fun to get punched in your stomach.
- It’s cheap. You only need a pair boxing gloves and punching bag.
- It doesn’t take up much space
- It is just like normal sparring with a partner, but you want to throw punches at 75% of your normal speed. (wikihow.com)
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These are the basics of boxing
How to box effectively
Boxing is one the most well-known sports in the world. Two opponents fight each other to the death. There are different rules for boxing, and they vary from one country to the next. There are generally three types of boxing: Amateur, Professional, and Olympic.
Amateur boxing may be done at school, college, and university. This boxing style includes sparring sessions without protection, using padded gloves. Amateur boxing competitions typically last for three rounds, each lasting five minutes. There are many different styles of amateur boxing including Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Taekwondo, Karate, Judo, Wrestling and others.
Most professional boxing takes place in gyms, clubs, and stadiums. They use protective equipment, such as mouthpieces, nose guards, shin protectors, elbow pads knee pads, waist belts and groin protectors. Six rounds of professional boxing last four minutes each. There are many different types of professional Boxing such as Boxing, MMA, Kickboxing, Muay Thai or Taekwondo.
Olympic boxing is practiced at the Olympics. Special protective gear must be worn by boxers to ensure compliance with international standards. The eight rounds last three minutes each and are held over eight rounds. There are only two styles of Olympic boxing; Light Flyweight and Heavyweight.
Boxing is based on the following skills:
- Techniques for punching
- Guarding techniques
- Move your body
- Spare parts
There are seven types of punches available: Left Hook and Right Hook, Cross, Cross, Straight, Underhand, Overhand, Cross, Straight, Cross, Straight, Cross, Straight, and Overhand. Each punch comes with its own technique. Some punches require greater strength than others. For example, an uppercut requires great force. A straight punch, on the other hand requires less power and is quicker than other punches.
There are many combinations that can be used to punch. These are combinations of punches that work together to achieve a specific goal. A combination may contain several parts. For example, a left hook followed by a right cross will cause damage to the opponent’s jaw.
Boxers protect themselves by protecting their bodies. He does so by using his arms, elbows and hands as well as his knees, knees and legs.
A boxer must use his legs to defend against kicks. When he receives a kick, he raises his leg and moves away from the attacker. To avoid being kicked in the side, he bends down if the attacker attacks from the front. But if the attack comes in the back, he will stand straight and block the kick using his foot.
Elbow strikes are very powerful because they inflict great pain. You can deliver an elbow strike directly or indirectly. Directly, you strike your opponent with your forearm. Indirectly, you hit him with another portion of your arm.
Boxers use their hands as a shield against incoming punches. Boxers use their hands to stop incoming punches. They raise their fists up above their heads and move towards the attack. Then they make contact with the attacker’s fist.
When receiving a blow to the stomach, abdomen or chest, a boxer should bend his knees to absorb the impact. Knee strikes are often used for defense purposes.
If he is being attacked, a boxer must take a step back and counter-attack. This will allow him to gain distance from his opponent. A boxer must also maintain his balance when responding to an opponent’s counter-attack.
Boxing is only possible if a boxer has a clear stance. How he defends his self will depend on how he stances. It dictates how he places his body and faces his opponent. There are many positions that boxers can adopt. Here are some of the most common ones:
- Low stance
- High stance
- Southpaw stance
- Western stance
The Body Movement
A boxer must change his position, speed and rhythm in order to win the fight. This involves changing position, speed and rhythm.
Boxers rotate their arms when they throw a punch. You can rotate at different speeds depending upon the punch.
The timing of each individual punch affects the effectiveness or failure of a combination. A combination that is effective starts with a strong punch, and ends with one that is weak.
Sparring, a boxing practice session, is designed to improve your boxing skills. Boxers learn to train their mind and bodies during sparring sessions. Sparring is a way to learn how to fight without getting hurt.
To sum it all, boxing requires patience and dedication. You need to train hard and long in order to become a better boxer.