Tommy Fury would be disowned from his family if he lost to Jake Paul, says a former opponent of the Brit.
Anthony Taylor lost to the 23-year-old over four rounds in August last year. The fight took place on the Jake Paul-Tyron Woodley I undercard in Cleveland.
The YouTuber and Tyson Fury’s younger brother have been involved in a long-lasting war of words that have resulted in their fight being cancelled twice. The first due to an injury suffered by Fury and the second because the former Love Island star was refused entry into America when trying to board a plane for the first press conference.
Paul is now set to fight Hasim Rahman Jr on August 6 at Madison Square Garden. Speaking to Vegas Insider Taylor says taking on Fury afterwards would now be a step back.
“If Jake defeats Hasim, you’re not going to see Jake fight Tommy. That would be a step back after defeating Hasim.”
“Why take a step back after beating a guy with a great amateur pedigree? Hasim is faster, has more power and experience.”
“If Jake wins there will be no Tommy Fury fight. Tommy is in over his head. He’s not afraid to fight Jake but he’s also not motivated because knows the outcome.”
Taylor went on to predict the consequences for Fury if he did lose to the brash American:
“And he knows the consequences of losing. If he loses, he loses sponsorships, he’ll be disowned from his boxing family – why go through the headache? He’s not scared, there are just a lot of circumstances behind it.”