Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury date and venue confirmed as stars collide in mega bout

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Jake Paul and Tommy Fury will settle their differences in the boxing ring on December 18, it has been confirmed.

It was announced on Friday that the two warring social media stars have signed off on a bout that will last eight, three-minute rounds.

The fight is expected to earn both men a mega amount of cash and will take place at the Amalie Arena in Tampa.

Paul is 4-0 following his win over Tyron Woodley in August, while Fury is 7-0 as a professional.

Despite his opponent's boxing background, Paul expects to maintain his unbeaten record against the young brother of heavyweight king, Tyson.

"Tommy is a different style than Tyron but he doesn't have as much experience." he said when asked if Fury will prove an easier fight than Woodley.

"Tommy is a great boxer, he's undefeated he has fast hands, he's quick, he comes from a legendary bloodline. I just think that boy will crack under pressure. I've taken out everyone from the UK; Deji [Olatunji], Joe Weller, Gib, KSI is scared; he's really next on the list.

"All of them. have cracked and all of them have lost on the big stage against me and he's going to crack (too). Tommy is an easier fight than Tyron, for sure, and I think I knock him out, for sure.

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"My overall answer is yes, I think Tyron has way more experience, he's been in with some UFC legends, he's a five-time champion."

Fury and Paul have been negotiating for several months and finally reached an agreement on Friday.

Earlier in the day, the American YouTube star told ESPN that Fury agreed to a name-change wager ahead of the bout.

"I offered Fury to change his name to Tommy Fumbles or put up $500,000 of his purse if he loses," Paul said.

"He chose to agree to change his name. Guess he puts more value on money than he does his own family name.

"Maybe he knows his family is disowning him once he loses, so money and [Tommy's girlfriend and UK TV personality] Molly [Mae-Hague] is all he's going to have left."

Paul heads into the bout off the back of a split decision victory over former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in August.

It will be the 24-year-old's third fight this year, having knocked out Ben Askren in April. He has also beaten NBA veteran Nate Robinson and YouTuber AnEsonGib.

Fury, meanwhile, racked up the seventh success of his own boxing career in April when he beat Anthony Taylor in four rounds.

December's fight will be the Briton's fourth of the calendar year.

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