Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury live updates: Money issue, how to watch, start time Australia, card, news

Welcome to news.com.au’s live coverage of the Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury fight.

The blockbuster showdown is finally set to go ahead after two failed attempts between the pair in the past.

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Paul enters the bout as the slight favourite ahead of Fury with both men heading into the contest undefeated, with Paul holding a 6-0 record while Fury has an 8-0 professional record.

Boxing fans can catch the action between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury from Saudi Arabia through Main Event on Kayo.

The start time is scheduled for 6am (AEDT) on Monday, February 27. The main fight is expected to begin at approximately 8:30am.

Big money issue surrounding Jake Paul fight

Paul and Fury have been trading verbal barbs for years and now it’s time to settle the long-running feud between the pair.

It’s all on the line for Fury with his father John and his half-brother Tyson, the heavyweight boxing king of the world, stating Tommy will be out of the family if he loses.

Paul is out to prove to the world he’s a legitimate star in the boxing ring as he looks to silence the doubters by taking down a professional boxer.

But as the fight draws closer the disparity between the two has been laid bare with Paul set to earn the lion’s share of the cut.

The former YouTuber is set to take home a $A4.76 million purse as well as taking home 65 per cent of the pay-per-view sales, according to Sports Zion.

It means he could pocket a staggering $12.8 million should he emerge victorious.

For the British Fury, he’ll pocket a much smaller sum of cash with a $2.97 million purse plus 35 per cent of the PPV. It means a victory could result in a $6.69 million payday.

Paul’s damning threat ahead of showdown

Jake Paul has vowed to knock Tommy Fury out in decisive fashion – and finally earn the respect he feels is due.

The YouTuber-turned prize-fighter warned Fury will be left brutally unconscious – like the other victims on his record.

And the savage nature of victory would leave no more doubt on his so-far polarising career as a boxer.

“I know I’m going to win but my goal is to knock him out and I know I’m capable of that if I execute my game plan properly,” Paul told SunSport.

“So I think knocking out the professional boxer in a cold, deceive, crazy way like I knock people out, that will get the respect.

“If it’s just a win, I think people will admit I can really box but it won’t be the full level of respect that I think I deserve.

“I have to earn it though on Sunday.”

Fury, 23, was forced to twice pull out of the pay-per-view grudge match before, amid injury and US visa issues.

Fury has even agreed to retire and forfeit his purse if he fails to beat the prankster-gone-puncher.

But Paul feels disregarded by his rival and insisted he is in for a rude awakening – as has been the case with his six prior opponents.

“I don’t ever wish harm upon his life by any means,” he said.

“I’ve always become friends with my opponents after the fight – I talk to Nate Robinson, I talk to Tyron Woodley, I talk to Anderson Silva.

“Who knows what will happen? I don’t know, we’ll see what happens. After I knock him out I hope he realises that I’m just a really good fighter.

“I think that’s what all my other opponents realised, they feel less bad about it the more people I beat. He shouldn’t feel bad.

“I’ve put Anderson Silva down, I’ve put Woodley down, I’m going to put him down. It’s not that big of a deal when you look at it like that.”

Jack Figg, The Sun

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