The bouts of Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury, Amanda Serrano vs Brenda Carabajal ended on August 6th at MSG

Jake Paul and WBC and WBO featherweight champion Amanda Serrano have their opponents ready for their August 6 double main event card at Madison Square Garden.

Paul will fight Tommy Fury and Serrano will have a mandatory title defense against Brenda Carabajal.

Paul (5-0, 4 KOs) was expected to fight Fury for his last fight in December before Fury retired from the fight due to injury. Now, instead of fighting in Tampa, they will face off in New York.

“I wasn’t sure if I would say yes to another potential match against Tommy after he withdrew from our match last year,” Paul said via a press release on Thursday. “But in the end, knocking out a Fury was too tempting to let it go.”

Fury (8-0, 4 KOs), the younger brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, will be the first boxer Paul has faced in his career following his first five fights against mixed martial arts fighters, YouTube celebrities and ex NBA basketball player Nate Robinson. Fury also has a history in reality television, having appeared on the British show Love Island.

“The Paul Brothers boxing charade is about to end once and for all,” said Fury. “I am a boxer. My opponent plays boxing. Jake Paul was dressed to look like a boxer against retirees from other sports. On August 6 I will show the world that he does not belong in the ring.”

The fight seemed in danger again in the last few days, according to Paul on his social media accounts, but he announced the fight Thursday morning.

“Okay folks, he grew a set overnight,” Paul wrote on Instagram. “It’s official, I’m taking the head off this little Fury.”

Serrano (42-2-1, 30 KOs), of Brooklyn, New York, will fight at the featherweight for the first time since August, when he beat Yamileth Mercado by unanimous decision. It is the first fight for Serrano since his split decision defeat to Katie Taylor at MSG on April 30 – a bout that sold out Garden and was considered the best bout in women’s boxing history. It was Serrano’s first defeat in just over a decade.

After two lightweight fights – a win over Miriam Gutierrez and a defeat to Taylor – Serrano will return to the weight in which he has the most titles.

31-year-old Carabajal (18-5-1, 9 KOs), from Argentina, last fought in May, when she beat Debora Anahi Dionicius by majority decision for the interim WBO title. She previously lost attempts to win the IBF featherweight title against Sarah Mahfoud in 2020 and fought twice for the WBO lightweight title losing to Rose Volante in 2017 and Yohana Belen Alfonzo in 2016. She never stopped in his career.

The press conference for the fight will be on Wednesday.


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