Tommy Fury believes he is too much of a high-risk opponent for YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul.
The Manchester light-heavy has been engaged in an online war of words with Paul though Fury isn’t holding out for a lucrative fight with the outspoken American, who this week announced a clash against 39-year-old MMA fighter Tyron Woodley.
Fury (5-0, 4 KOs) will meet unbeaten Scot Jordan Grant (2-0, 0 KOs) at the Telford International Centre on Saturday night, concentrating purely on the job in hand.
“If Jake Paul gets in the ring with me it will be dangerous for him, but keep fighting these clowns he’s fighting and it’s not going to be dangerous for him,” said Fury.
“He is a cunning man. He has earned a lot of money and if there was any chance of Tyron Woodley beating Jake Paul that contract wouldn’t have got signed.
“Why would Jake Paul put himself in a position where he is going to get knocked spark out? He is not going to fight anybody who will test him because he doesn’t need to.
“He is making a fortune from YouTube. Why is he going to get his teeth knocked out for nothing?
“These MMA guys like Woodley and his last opponent Ben Askren will fight him all day long. They earn £300,000 for MMA and can get three or four million for fighting him.
“If it comes it comes, because it is easy money. I am not going to focus on Jake Paul. Saturday night is where my mind is and I have a job to do.”
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