Tommy Fury has posted a photo of himself on route to the airport before travelling to Saudi Arabia to face Jake Paul – which has prompted a stunned reaction from the YouTuber.
The pair will lock horns at the Diriyah Arena on February 26th, putting to bed months of trash talk and online back and forth.
And Paul took one last potshot at ‘TNT this morning, when he shared the pre travel photo from Fury on his official Instagram account with the following caption:
“Wow, he’s actually gonna show up.”
Jake Paul reacts to Tommy Fury flying to Saudi Arabia today ahead of their fight on Feb 26th… pic.twitter.com/HjUWj8rXrw
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) February 15, 2023
The post was a jibe at Fury’s withdrawal on both occasion’s when the two were scheduled to fight previously; once due to injury and a second time after being refused entry into the United States.
The Brit was also unable to attend the launch press conference for the fight due to the birth of his daughter.
Remarkably, Paul goes into the contest a betting favourite, despite Fury having been boxing for longer – not to mention the fighting lineage he hails from.
Many feel the pressure lays firmly on the shoulders of the former Love Island star going into the bout, and even brother Tyson and father John have implored him to “stay in Saudi” should he fail to dispatch of the brash American.
With fight week getting underway in just a matter of days, there are sure to be more than a few last gasp snippets of trash talk before the pair settle their differences in the ring.
The fight is available on BT Sport Box Office in the UK, at a price point now confirmed of £19.95.