Jake Paul thinks he’ll make light work of Tommy Fury on February 26 in Saudi Arabia.
The two young fighters – who are perhaps better known for other exploits – have signed to fight and settle a social media beef that has been bubbling for years.
The match-up looks to be a perfect one for both men, with Paul desperate to silence detractors by fighting a ‘real boxer’ rather than retired MMA fighters, and Fury looking to prove that he’s on a different level to the American.
Despite the intrigue from fans, Paul is in no doubt how it ends and how long it will take. He made his prediction to TalkSPORT.
“He’s getting knocked out in less than three rounds, and that’s just facts.”
“Tommy’s not built like that. He’s gonna break. Mentally, he’s never been in a main event. Mentally, he’s never been put in there with someone like me. He’s fought taxi drivers. So it’s gonna be a rude awakening for him.”
Paul does go into the bout an early favourite – something that may have been different if their first set of negotiations had materialised into a fight.
As for where the pressure in the fight lies, Paul says it’s ‘100%’ all on his opponent.
“His own family is saying that they’re gonna disown him and that he has to live in Saudi Arabia. He can’t even come back home if he loses – when he loses – so hopefully he has a good real estate agent out there to look for a nice place.”
The fight will be broadcast on BT Sport Box Office in the UK and ESPN+ in the US.