Jake Paul Will Now Fight Tommy Fury After Calling Out UFC Star Nate Diaz Just One Day Ago

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  • Jake Paul was originally scheduled to fight boxing star Tyson Fury’s brother Tommy in Madison Square Garden.
  • Paul accused Fury of backing out of the fight on Wednesday, one day after Paul called out UFC legend Nate Diaz.
  • Now the fight with Fury appears to back on.

The combat sports world appears to revolve around, of all people, YouTube star Jake Paul.

Paul made a huge name for himself inside the ring by knocking out washed up former athletes, but now he’s taking a bigger bite of the apple.

The megastar is set to take on Tommy Fury, the older brother of superstar heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury.

How the two got to this point is an absolutely wild ride.

Following a war of words, the pair were originally scheduled to fight last year before an illness forced Fury to pull out. They then went back to war on social media and in the press, with Fury calling out Paul after his latest victory.

They then set a fight date for August 6 in Madison Square Garden, but Paul alleged that Fury attempted to pull out of that fight as well.

Paul drummed up more drama in the interim. He continued his feud with UFC fighter Nate Diaz and UFC president Dana White.

That now appears to be a thing of the past. Paul announced that the fight with Fury is back on for August 6. He revealed the news in a tweet early Thursday morning.

Fury stands to be Paul’s toughest fight yet. He doesn’t have anywhere near his younger brother’s credentials, but is 8-0 in his pro career with four finishes.

Paul will make a boatload of money either way, but a victory will only continue to grow his fame.