David Price has provided a breakdown for the upcoming fight between Tommy Fury and Jake Paul, and believes the YouTuber’s ability to take a shot will be one of the deciding factors in the contest.
The two young stars will do battle in just under two weeks time at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia in what is seen as a must win affair for both men.
And Price told ID Boxing that, whilst Paul’s punching power cannot be questioned, it will be how well he can handle being on the receiving end that will sway the bout.
“I’ve seen more of Tommy Fury, I’ve seen him spar in the gym quite a lot and I’ve seen he’s got ability.”
“Jake Paul’s had the luxury of having fighters who have come to have a bit of a go, left themselves open and he’s got big knockouts over MMA fighters.”
“Whether their MMA fighters or not, they’ve been taking kicks and knees to the head, so you can’t tell me Jake Paul’s not a big puncher.”
“The questions will be answered when Tommy starts landing on Jake’s chin, because he hasn’t really been hit yet.”
Many feel the pressure going into the fight lays firmly on the shoulders of Fury, with even his father John and brother Tyson publicly imploring him to “stay in Saudi Arabia” should he fail to dispatch of ‘The Problem Child’ on February 26th.
Some fans online had previously accused the Brit of ducking Paul, after he pulled on two separate occasions when scheduled to face the braggadocious American.
The fight has landed on pay per view on BT Sport in the UK with no official announcement as of yet regarding a price point. US fans can watch via ESPN+ for $49.99.