Carl Froch will be tuning into the Jake Paul versus Tommy Fury bout, and is backing – nay demanding – his countryman to win.
The two young fighters will face off in Saudi Arabia on February 26, finally stopping the talking in their long running feud and settling things in the ring.
After two failed attempts in the past, the hype surrounding the fight is at its highest, helped along by both competitors being totally adamant that they will win by knockout.
Whilst some in the sport have shown little interest in the fight, former world champion Froch is keen to watch along for the entertainment value.
“It’s worth a watch, isn’t it? I’m hoping Tommy Fury does the business.
Let’s be honest, it’s not professional fighting, it’s entertainment, and he’s quite entertaining, Jake Paul, when he’s missing with shots and his opponents are chucking themselves on the floor.”
‘The Cobra’ believes it’s competitive matchmaking, but seems to side with Fury when it comes to who has the best chance of a victory. Echoing his past comments on the American, he doesn’t believe Paul has earned the right to call himself a professional boxer.
“It’s a good match because Jake Paul’s picked someone there in Tommy Fury who’s a beginner, he’s a raw novice. He has a big name, earning a lot of money and he’s Tyson Fury’s brother – but is he even British level? Probably not. Maybe, maybe not.
But we don’t even want to give Jake Paul [the credit] that he can beat a British level professional, because he’s not a professional boxer.”
In a separate interview with ID Boxing News, the world champion turned pundit sent strict orders to Fury ahead of his Saudi showdown.
“There’s one boxer in that ring – Tommy Fury – and he better f***ing win, or else I’m coming for him.”
Despite Fury’s confidence and some industry picks in his favour, Paul will enter the ring as a slight betting favourite. The fight will be available on BT Sport Box Office in the UK and ESPN+ in the US.
As for future fights, Paul recently called out Froch because of the comments above, offering the hall-of-famer a two fight deal.