Jake Paul has ‘agreed’ to fight Tommy Fury in the UK early next year but has issued a deadline to Frank Warren to get the deal done.
The Youtuber turned boxer had been scheduled to fight Fury twice before, but the brit pulled out on both occasions, the first being due to injury and the second when he was denied access to the US.
Tommy Fury took to the ring last Sunday against last-minute replacement, Rolly Lambert, on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather’s latest exhibition. He was meant to be facing Paul Bamba, but contract confusion around weight limits saw Bamba pull out at the last moment.
Paul was on DAZN commentary for the fight where he taunted his potential opponent from ringside, and Fury returned with some shouts of his own. Paul said ‘he think he might actually kill him’ if they fought and then pretended to fall asleep. His one word to describe the fight was ‘sh*t.’
After the fight, John Fury, Tommy’s father, took his shirt off in the ring, flexed his biceps and shadow boxed whilst screaming at Jake Paul to fight him bare knuckle. The young American called him an embarrassing, fat, miserable, old man.
When matters settled down rumours began to build that Paul had agreed with John Fury to fight his son in the UK. Paul has now taken to social media to confirm he wants that fight in February and has issued Tommy’s promoter, Frank Warren, a 7 day deadline to sign the contract.
“Dear Frank Warren, I agree to fight Tommy in Manchester or London in Feb. I’ll come to his country, no more running. His baby is due then & you’ve said it’s no issue. Since John is adamant we’ve agreed, I am giving u 7 days to present a signed contract by Tommy or I’m moving on.”
Dear @FrankWarren , I agree to fight Tommy in Manchester or London in Feb. I’ll come to his country, no more running. His baby is due then & you’ve said it’s no issue. Since John is adamant we’ve agreed, I am giving u 7 days to present a signed contract by Tommy or I’m moving on. https://t.co/QMDuEsWipw
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) November 15, 2022
It will be interesting to see how the deadline is responded to because, whilst public deadlines are uncommon, Frank Warren and Tommy’s brother, Tyson, recently attempted the same strategy with Anthony Joshua.
We wait to see if the deal can get over the line and if it’ll be third time lucky for Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury.