Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury fight rules as rivals agree December date

Jake Paul and Tommy Fury will clash over eight rounds – the longest scheduled fight of Fury’s short career.

Paul and Fury officially announced they will clash on December 18 in Florida after months of negotiating.

The fight will take place at the Amalie Arena in Tampa with Amanda Serrano set to feature in the co-main event.

Fury and Paul will fight at a catchweight of 192lb, eight pounds lighter than the recognised cruiserweight limit.

Paul has scaled a similar weight for each of his previous four fights while Fury’s heaviest to date was 189lb for his points win over Jordan Grant in June.

The brother of heavyweight world champion Tyson, Fury turned professional in 2018 with the intention of fighting at light-heavyweight – but he has never made the 175lb limit, coming closest on his debut when he scaled 179.5lb.

And all but one of his seven fights were scheduled for four rounds with the exception his first-round knockout of Przemyslaw Binienda in his third bout.

Paul, on the other hand, was taken the eight-round distance by former UFC champion Tyron Woodley in August following three victories inside five minutes.

The rest of the fight rules will adhere to boxing’s regulations with each round lasting three minutes and with three judges scoring the bout should it last the full 24 minutes.

It was recently claimed by MMA fighter Dillon Danis that Woodley was contractually not permitted to knock out Paul in their fight.

This claims has not been substantiated and there is no suggestion such a clause exists for this fight.

One stipulation which was agreed over social media was that if Fury loses to Paul, he will be legally obliged to change his name to ‘Tommy Fumbles’.

Should Fury win, Paul has agreed to pay him an extra $500,000 on top of his purse which will run into the millions.

Paul posted a picture of part of the contract which read: “If Fury is declared the winner of the Bout, Paul hereby agrees to pay Fury Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00) directly from Paul’s purse as an additional fighter bonus.

“However, if Paul is declared the winner of the Bout, Fury hereby agrees to (i) commence, within thirty (30) days of the conclusion of the Bout, an application process with the Royal Courts of Justice in the United Kingdom to obtain a deed poll legally changing Fury’s name to “Tommy Fumbles,” (ii) change, within twenty four (24) hours of the Bout, all of his social media accounts to reflect the name “Tommy Fumbles:, and (iii) immediately after the Bout utilise the name “Tommy Fumbles” in all forms of media…”

The contract also stipulates that the name change must be in place for a year, but it is unclear, however, whether this agreement was ever signed.