Jake Paul-Tommy Fury officially scheduled for August 6th at Madison Square Garden – Low Calorie Diets Tips

Paul (right) and Tyron Woodley. Photo by Amanda Westcott/Showtime

NEW YORK, NY – June 23, 2022 – SHOWTIME SPORTS® and Most Valuable Promotions (MVP) today announced that Jake “The Problem Child” Paul has fought longtime nemesis and undefeated professional boxer Tommy “TNT” Fury and Amanda “Real Deal” Serrano will defend her Unified Featherweight World Title against power punching Argentine Brenda “La Pumita” Carabajal in co-main events at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, August 6 live on SHOWTIME PPV. Tickets for the Twin Bill go on sale Wednesday, June 29 at 11:00 am ET and can be purchased at www.msg.com.

Paul (5-0, 4 KOs) and Fury (8-0, 4 KOs) will go face-to-face for the first time at a press conference at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, June 29 to get a glimpse of their fellow eagerly awaited showdown. Serrano (42-2-1, 30 KOs) will also be present, while challenger Carabajal (18-5-1, 9 KOs) will remain in Argentina to focus on her training. The press conference will be streamed live on the SHOWTIME SPORTS YouTube channel and Jake Paul’s YouTube channel.

Paul and Fury were originally supposed to settle their differences in December, but Fury pulled out of the fight due to a medical issue. Paul went on to record a scintillating one-punch knockout from Tyron Woodley, who stepped in as a late substitute for a rematch of the two’s August 2021 clash. While Paul showed little interest in giving Fury another chance, he has since changed his mindset. Sports Illustrated’s 2021 breakout boxer of the year wants to punish Fury for pulling out of his fight in December and silence the naysayers who have questioned the quality of his opposition in his young career so far. The 25-year-old Cleveland native began his professional boxing career in January 2020 and in Fury faces an opponent who is a more experienced boxer than himself and comes from a renowned boxing family.

“I wasn’t sure I would say yes to another potential matchup against Tommy after he pulled out of our matchup last year,” said Paul, who will face Fury in a scheduled eight-round cruiserweight bout . “But ultimately, knocking out a Fury was too tempting to pass up. I have proven my dedication to boxing in and out of the ring from promoting fights, promoting fighters and paying fighters to knocking out my opponents. The Furys can’t say the same, they’re selfish pricks. On August 6th at Mecca Madison Square Garden, the world will see why I am on track to become world champion. I’m honored to fight under the same spotlight as some of the greatest professional boxers in history.”

Half-brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, Tommy won four of his first five fights by stoppage after turning pro in 2018 and last dominated a 10-1 opponent in April to earn his eighth win in front of 94,000 fans . Fury fought in Manchester, England and started boxing at the age of 12. He won two regional titles and reached the UK national final in 2016.

“The Paul brothers’ boxing charade is coming to an end once and for all,” Fury said. “I’m a boxer. My opponent plays boxing. Jake Paul dressed up to look like a boxer versus retirees from other sports. On August 6th I will show the world that he doesn’t belong in the ring. Thanks to my promoter Frank Warren, Most Valuable Promotions and SHOWTIME® for letting me shut up on Jake Paul permanently. I look forward to headlining Madison Square Garden and taking down that clown.”

After defeating British YouTube star AnEsonGib in his boxing debut and defeating former NBA star Nate Robinson with a highlight reel knockout, Paul made it with a first-round knockout in April 2021 with former MMA champion Ben Askren fast work. Since then, Paul has twice defeated Woodley at SHOWTIME PPV – the second time in one of the most devastating sell-out knockouts in recent memory. Paul fights from Puerto Rico under the tutelage of Danny Smith and BJ Flores.

After becoming the first boxer to top Madison Square Garden in her unforgettable bout against Katie Taylor in April, Serrano is back as the only boxer to top MSG twice. She faces interim WBO Featherweight Champion Carabajal, a battle hardened opponent who has never been knocked out.

Serrano, a Puerto Rican southpaw from Brooklyn, has won titles in every division between 115 and 140 pounds and holds the Guinness World Record for most women’s boxing world championships (7) won in different weight classes. Her narrow split-decision loss to Taylor in an easy championship bout at Madison Square Garden drew a roaring, sold-out crowd of 19,187 to watch as Serrano nearly finished Taylor with a barrage of punches in the fifth round.

“I’m still in shock that I’ll be headlining the world’s most famous arena twice in less than six months,” said Serrano. “Brenda is a very tough opponent and has never been KO’d before so I know I need to play my A-game to change that. But I promise you, I’m not leaving the outcome up to the judges. I look forward to fighting again in front of my hometown crowd on the biggest stage in the world and giving them the show they deserve.”

Carabajal won the interim WBO featherweight world title by majority decision in May against fellow Argentinean Debora Dionicius. In 2019, Carabajal became the first Argentine boxer to ever win a world title on American soil when she scored a unanimous decision over Elena Gradinar for the vacant interim WBO featherweight belt in Atlantic City, NJ. Born in the small town of Palma Sola in the northern province of Jujuy, Argentina, Carabajal was Argentina’s 2015-2017 super featherweight champion and silver medalist at the South American Games. She has faced six world champions and has stepped in the ring against notable names such as Gradina, Maria Moderna, Paola Ibarra, Maria Capriolo and Tamara Nunez.

“This is the most important fight of my career,” said the 31-year-old Carabajal. “I know my opponent is one of the best boxers in the world, but I want to fight the best fighters. This opportunity finds me in my best physical and mental condition, so I will take it. Nothing is impossible. I dare to dream of being world champion again, but this time in majestic Madison Square Garden.”

Press release courtesy of Showtime Boxing.

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