Sources: J. Paul-Woodley card provides Tommy Fury

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Tyson Fury’s brother is being added to the Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley undercard — with a watch towards him preventing Paul sooner or later.

Tommy Fury, the half brother of Tyson, will combat MMA fighter Anthony Taylor on the Aug. 29 card from Cleveland in a six-round cruiserweight combat, sources instructed ESPN. The occasion headlined by Paul, the polarizing YouTube-star-turned-prize-fighter, and Woodley, a former UFC welterweight champion, is being promoted by Showtime Sports activities and Paul’s Most Invaluable Promotions.

Additionally on the Paul vs. Woodley card, up-and-coming British heavyweight Daniel Dubois will tackle Joe Cusumano for Dubois’ WBA interim belt.

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Tommy Fury, 22, is a budding boxer with an enormous title in the UK as a result of his time on the relationship actuality present “Love Island.” He’s 6-0 in boxing, however in opposition to lesser competitors. In March, Tyson Fury tweeted at Paul that he ought to combat his brother.

On the time, per Paul’s adviser, BAVAFA Sports activities CEO Nakisa Bidarian, Paul did not know who Tommy Fury was. Bidarian stated after Paul knocked out former UFC fighter Ben Askren in April, his group reviewed the potential of Tommy Fury as Paul’s subsequent opponent. However the lack of competitors and Tommy Fury’s lack of title worth in america swayed Paul’s group in opposition to him as the following opponent, Bidarian stated.

“That is not a knock on him,” Bidarian stated. “It is no completely different than 99 % {of professional} boxers who’re constructing their undefeated report in opposition to opponents which are put in with the expectation to lose.”

The concept now’s to present Tommy Fury the possibility to make a much bigger title for himself in america on a Paul undercard to probably arrange a future combat between them, Bidarian stated. Taylor, who competes for Bellator MMA and is 0-1 as a professional boxer, is a sparring accomplice of Paul in Puerto Rico.

“If Fury is dominant in opposition to Taylor, somebody who’s in there sparring with Jake, then Jake is 100% centered on preventing Fury after Woodley,” Bidarian stated. “That does not imply he’s overlooking Woodley in any respect, as we imagine Woodley is a a lot more durable opponent than Fury.”

Paul, 24, is 3-0 as a professional boxer with knockouts of Askren, former NBA participant Nate Robinson and YouTuber AnEsonGib.

ESPN’s Mike Coppinger beforehand reported that Ivan Baranchyk will face prospect Montana Love on the Paul vs. Woodley undercard. The semi fundamental occasion is scheduled as WBC and WBO featherweight champion Amanda Serrano, ESPN’s No. 3-ranked pound-for-pound girls’s boxer, in opposition to Yamileth Mercado.

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