Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury is the biggest event this week. Although both are immensely popular amongst their respective fan bases, a positive result has different effects on their respective careers. For Tommy, it is a chance for him to finally get out of his elder brother, Tyson Fury’s shadows. During the entire fight week, John Fury and Tyson had a lot to add.
It is very apparent that they do not rate Jake Paul as a boxer. Tyson Fury is perhaps the greatest heavyweight boxer of all time. Hence, he expects his younger brother to beat someone who did not have any background in the sport prior. Whereas, Tommy has grown up amongst elite fighters. So beating Jake Paul would finally earn him the respect that he needs.
‼️ Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury final face-off as Tommy pushes Jake… pic.twitter.com/bO5B2jf5eC— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) February 25, 2023
But, for Jake Paul, the stakes are entirely different. He has fought much better fighters than Tommy before. In his last fight, Paul schooled Anderson Silva, who is one of the MMA GOATs. If Jake can beat Fury, he will move on to bigger things as he is involved in both boxing and MMA promotions. Paul also has a gig with the NFL team, Cleveland Giants.
However, Jake did not take Fury lightly and even got bloodied while sparring in preparation for the fight. The two also have a lot of bad blood between them. While the entire world is anticipating a great fight, only a handful can be inside the arena to witness the bout in action. So which big celebrities are showing up for the event? Let’s find out.
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury come face to face for the first time since the trilogy fight
Although hardcore boxing fans did not want to cheer for Jake Paul initially, it looks like that is not the case any longer. Many mainstream boxing personalities will be present inside the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia. The current undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney is present in Saudi Arabia to witness the fight go down.
Devin Haney with Mike Tyson at the Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury press conference today… pic.twitter.com/QgK3zaWr56— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) February 23, 2023
Tyson Fury’s former opponent, Derek Chisora will be in attendance as well. Boxing icon Mike Tyson will be there ringside, watching the action go down. Many forget that Jake Paul fought Nate Robinson in the undercard of Tyson’s much-hyped return against Roy Jones Jr. However, it will be interesting to see which fighter he supports because he has ties with both camps.
Deontay Wilder meets Derek Chisora as they leave Tyson Fury’s hotel 💨 pic.twitter.com/sdtGxM0nAf— IFL TV (@IFLTV) February 25, 2023
Tyson Fury was named after the legendary KO artist. Speaking of Tyson Fury, he will come to face to face with one of his former nemesis, Deontay Wilder. The Bronze Bomber is in Saudi Arabia for the fight too! This is the first time the two will meet in person since their trilogy bout. There are also rumors of a fourth fight between the two. So there is no doubt about who Wilder will support in the bout between Paul and Fury.
Cristiano Ronaldo will be ringside cheering for Jake Paul
Perhaps the biggest celebrity in Saudi Arabia at the moment is the soccer star, Cristiano Ronaldo. For those unaware, Ronaldo is playing for the Saudi soccer club, Al-Nassr. He is in top form for the club and has already scored two hat tricks for the team. If Jake Paul is to be believed, Ronaldo will be present in the arena.
During a recent interview with Piers Morgan, Jake revealed that Ronaldo will be present in the arena. Although there is no confirmation about it from Ronaldo’s side, it will not come as a surprise to the fans. Ronaldo is a big combat sports enthusiast and is good friends with former undefeated UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov.