The rules for the bout between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury have been revealed and should hand the YouTuber turned prizefighter an advantage in the ring.
The brace is set to meet at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on December 18 after months of feuding on social media between the unbeaten fighters.
The length of the fight and the weight the brace will be could see Paul go into the bout with an advantage as he’s comfortable with both.
Still, both aspects will see Fury, a youngish family of Tyson, come into a new home in his professional boxing career.
The fight has been set a catchweight of 192 lbs, which is eight pounds lighter than the recognised limit for flyweight bouts.
Paul has queried each of his four professional fights to date at an analogous weight, but the heaviest Fury has fought at so far was 189 lbs for his palm over Jordan Grant in June.
Fury turned professional aged 19 in 2018 and had intended to fight at light-heavyweight but has so far yet to make the 175 lbs limit for the weight class.
The lightest he has fought at was on his professional debut against Jevgenijs Andrejevs three times ago when he gauged178.5 lbs.
As for the fight’s distance, the brace will face off in an eight-round bout, a length of fight that Fury has noway queried ahead.
All but one of his fights to date have been listed for four rounds, with the only exception being his meeting with Przemyslaw Binienda in 2019 which he won via a first-round specialized knockout.
Paul, still, was taken the distance in his eight-round fight with former UFC champion Tyron Woodley in August before winning via a split decision.
He has won each of his other three professional fights inside five twinkles but Fury will be the first fellow prizefighter he has faced.
The remainder of the fight’s rules will cleave to boxing’s regulations as each round will last for a period of three twinkles and the bout will be scored by three judges.