Professional novices Jake Paul (6-0-0, 4KOs) and Tommy Fury (8-0-0, 4KOs) will settle their long-standing grudge in an eight-round cruiserweight encounter on Sunday evening.

The Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia will host the affair to be shown live on BT Sport Box Office for a price of ยฃ19.95.

Paul’s best known for his YouTube career where he has amassed over 20 million subscribers before turning to boxing in 2020 when he turned professional.

The former Disney Channel man has garnered much attention since, picking up victories over fellow celebrities and former MMA stars to setup a highly-anticipated grudge match with the Briton this weekend.

Meanwhile Fury, the younger brother of heavyweight champion Tyson, has been operating in the paid ranks since late 2018.

Despite an appearance on reality TV show Love Island, descriptions of the 23-year-old as a celebrity boxer fall wide of the mark.

Unlike Paul, Fury has been around the sport all of his life and had two professional contests under his belt before ever setting foot inside Mallorca’s ‘Casa Amor’.

Victory will not necessarily convince onlookers of his capabilities this weekend, but if his ambitions are to be realised a loss will be unfathomable for the Lancashire man beyond this weekend.

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The fight is almost a free hit for Paul but if he wins he can finally lay claim to being a ‘real’ fighter outright having disposed of the brother of one of boxing’s biggest stars.

The huge audiences that both bring to the table will also no doubt reflect in the PPV buys and provide a timely lesson for the ‘real’ boxers who can walk down the country’s busiest high streets without interruption.

The undercard also sees WBC cruiserweight champion Ilunga Makabu (29-2-0, 25KOs) defend versus America’s Badou Jack (27-3-3, 16KOs).

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