Frank Warren has had his say on Tommy Fury’s future should he lose to Jake Paul – something the promoter does not believe will happen.
There are many questions to be answered in the Paul-Fury bout, the most prominent of which is just how good both men are. Whilst the American enters the bout a bookies’ favourites, the Brit has plenty of backing from the boxing world.
Despite being supremely confident, there has been pressure added to the shoulders of Fury in the form of threats of retirement and name-changes from his family if he’s defeated by the controversial Paul.
Warren was asked by Seconds Out what happens if he does lose. The veteran promoter said that it was a problem for all involved.
“If he gets beat, which I don’t think he will, it’s the nature of how the fight ends … I wouldn’t say delete my number or anything like that, but he’s also got to have the appetite himself. It’s not what we want to do, it’s also what he wants to do – if he gets beat.
I have to say this – if he does get beat, then that is a problem as far as all of us are concerned. Because we wouldn’t have taken this fight unless we felt he had the beating of Jake.”
Both fighters are predicting a knockout, and one, if not both, will be proved wrong on the night. For Warren’s prediction, he’s siding with his fighter to deliver as promised.
“If Jake Paul beats him then you’ve got to consider him to be a decent boxer at that stage of his career. If he beats him he’s beaten a guy who has got good amateur background, and he’s beaten a guy who’s undefeated.”
“I think Tommy will win. He should win … I don’t know if Jake can take a shot, we’ll find out about that. If he’s gonna win he’s gonna win it by a knockout.”
The fight takes place on Sunday February 26 in Saudi Arabia, and will be broadcast on BT Sport Box Office in the UK and ESPN+ in the US.