Anthony Taylor vs. Chris Avila 2, Deron Williams Added To Paul/Fury Undercard

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Anthony Taylor weighs in before his fight. Photo: Amanda Westcott/Showtime

The Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury card for December is starting to fill out with some interesting fights.

Jake Paul’s fighting career has always featured a weird mix of fights on the undercard. Whether it’s YouTubers, MMA fighters, or actual boxers seemingly everyone has been given a crack on these cards. Now as we’re getting closer to Paul’s fight against Tommy Fury in December, we’re getting a look at who’s going to be on the undercard.

First confirmed by Ariel Helwani and later Taylor himself on social media, one of the undercard bouts will be at 168 pounds as Anthony Taylor takes on Chris Avila. The two previously fought back at Bellator 238 with Taylor picking up a majority decision win at the event. This time they’ll be fighting in the ring, for eight rounds.

For Taylor it’ll be his fifth boxing match; he was previously on the undercard of Paul/Woodley, where he went the distance with Tommy Fury. Since then, he’s picked up wins against regional competition to get another shot on Showtime.

Avila on the other hand has much less boxing experience, having only strapped on the gloves once. Losing a decision in 2014 to Vincente Guzman, however, the Diaz teammate is currently on a two-fight win streak inside of the cage.

The other bout is more of the freakshow variety, as former NBA All-Star Deron Williams officially confirmed for the undercard. Williams is actually part owner of the camp Fortis MMA and has apparently trained in jiu-jitsu and kickboxing for quite a while.

While there is no official opponent yet for Williams, one of the leading candidates is former NFL pro-bowler, Frank Gore. Gore, who is third all-time in rushing yards for the NFL retired earlier this year while announcing his intentions that he was looking to enter the ring sometime before the end of the year.