Jake Paul announces fight vs. Tommy Fury on Aug. 6 at Madison Square Garden

Jake Paul announced via Twitter on Thursday that he is set to fight Tommy Fury on Aug. 6 at Madison Square Garden. In the co-main event, Amanda Serrano will defend her WBC, WBO and IBO female featherweight titles against Brenda Carabajal. Serrano is coming off a split decision loss to Katie Taylor in April in one of the all-time great fights in women’s boxing history.

Paul, a social media star with more than 20 million followers on YouTube, has a 5-0 record and is coming off his second consecutive victory over former UFC champion Tyron Woodley last December. His other wins were against former UFC star Ben Askren, NBA Slam Dunk champion Nate Robinson and YouTuber AnEsonGib.

Like Paul, Fury has a massive social media following largely due to an appearance on a season of “Love Island UK.”  He is the half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, and has an 8-0 record with four knockouts. Fury was scheduled to fight Paul on Dec. 18, but was forced to withdraw due to a broken rib and bacterial infection.

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