Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury – how feuding boxers' records compare with both fighting on same card this weekend

JAKE PAUL and Tommy Fury will share the same ring this weekend – but in separate bouts for now.

Love Island star Fury, the younger brother to heavyweight champion Tyson, faces Paul's sparring partner Anthony Taylor in Cleveland.

Later in the night, his online rival and YouTube sensation headlines against ex-UFC champion Tyron Woodley.

Fury has penned a two-fight deal with US powerhouse Showtime, who also promote Paul, meaning the two share the same card to build towards an expected fight of their own.

And here, SunSport runs down how their unbeaten records and boxing careers compare.

Tommy Fury, 6-0

Fury, 22, debuted in December 2018 with much fanfare due to the popularity of his brother Tyson.

He beat Jevgenijs Andrejevs on his debut by points and then stopped Callum Ide four months later.

His career then took off completely after entering ITV's hit reality TV show Love Island in the summer of 2019 as a 2-0 light-heavyweight.

Fury came out with now-girlfriend Molly-Mae as a star in his own right and returned to the ring with a knockout against Przemyslaw Binienda.

Juggling life as a celebrity and fighter proved hard to maintain as he then had just one bout in 2020, a win over Lithuanian Genadij Krajevskij.

But this year the Brit has twice fought, knocking out Scott Williams and then facing a test in Jordan Grant of four rounds.

Grant was beaten on points, but acted as Fury's first opponent with a winning record and provided the step up which was needed.

Facing journeyman opposition is a regularity in most boxers' early careers, but at 6-0 now is the time for Fury to be tested at a much higher level with MMA fighter Taylor, 32, promising to do so.

Jake Paul, 3-0

Paul, 24, first started boxing in 2018 when he travelled to Manchester with his older brother Logan, 26, for a pair of exhibition bouts.

Logan drew with British YouTuber KSI, whose brother 'Deji' was beaten by Paul in five rounds.

It sparked Logan to have a rematch with KSI, 28, which he lost on points, but they controversially turned professional.

Paul followed suit and in January 2020 stopped KSI's friend and fellow content creator 'AnEsonGib' in one round of his pro debut.

He then followed it up in November by brutally knocking out ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, 37, in two rounds.

Yet to face an experienced fighter, Paul took his first step up in April against retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 37, a renowned grappler.

It proved his biggest win to date as Askren was stopped in the first two minutes after a massive right hand.

Paul is now moving up the ladder further, by facing Woodley, 39, an accomplished wrestler later recognised for his KO power and overhand right.


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