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JAKE PAUL has CONFIRMED that he will finally fight Tommy Fury at Madison Square Garden on August 6.

The pair were originally due to clash last year before Fury - the brother of world heavyweight champion Tyson - pulled out through illness and injury.

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Fury is the slight favourite going into the fightCredit: Jamie McPhilimey
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Paul confirmed the fight with this photo posted on social mediaCredit: Most Valuable Promotions / Showtime via Twitter / @jakepaul
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Paul will compete in his sixth professional boxing fightCredit: Instagram @jakepaul

But now, after months of trash talk, a date and venue have been announced - with Paul sharing the headline spot with seven-weight world champion Amanda Serrano in New York.

Speaking on social media, Paul said: "Okay people he grew a set over night. It’s official, Im taking this little Fury’s head off.

"Amanda Serrano and I dual main-event at the Mecca of boxing.

"Official press conference and ticket on-sale this Wednesday June 29th at 11AM. #PaulFury."

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The announcement comes after Paul accused Fury of trying to wriggle out of negotiations on Wednesday.

He said: "Yet again I wake up to a text from my manager saying Tommy Fury is pulling out of the fight.

"We agreed to all of the terms, we're 45 days away from the fight. We agreed to his $2m purse, to VADA testing, to extra rooms, extra flights, extra tickets.

"We are scheduled to have a press conference in New York next week until now.

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"What's the excuse? 'Because my dad can't be there with me.' Tommy you're dad has been banned from the USA for 15 years, he's not allowed in.

"I will agree to not have my team with me, we can both fight solo. This is what real boxers do, they make fights happen.

"You're scared, you claim to be a pro boxer but you won't make the fight.

"Where is all your s*** talk now? This is the biggest opportunity of your life and you're fumbling the bag once again. I can't believe how f***ing stupid you are, f***ing idiot."

Just hours later, Fury responded: "The fight is on. August 6th.

"Forget a team or any other bulls***. I don’t need anybody to help me lay you flat on that canvas.

"Oh and thanks for finally signing the drug testing… you only agreed to it when you realised the fight was at risk - who needs who."

And he backed that up with a confirmation video on Thursday in which he told fans that the contracts had been signed and the fight was on.

Paul then posted the fight poster moments later as the August 6 date was announced.

The first press conference will take place next Wednesday, June 30.

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Tommy rose to fame after going on Love Island and meeting partner Molly MaeCredit: Instagram
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Paul is in a relationship with model Julia RoseCredit: Getty Images - Getty
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