Jake Paul may be swerving off the collision course that he’s been on with Tommy Fury – that is, if his family has anything to do with it.
As he prepares to enter the ring with MMA legend, Anderson Silva, talk of Tommy Fury as an opponent for the future has come back around. The two young social media sensations were due to fight in December of 2021. An injury to Fury – namely, fractured ribs – put a halt to that.
The fight was rescheduled to take place in August of this year, however Fury had issues entering the US and, once again, it was cancelled. Despite seemingly being an ideal measuring stick for Paul’s boxing skills, it’s not unclear if Fury will ever get another shot.
‘The Problem Child’ told Boxing Social why, and that if they do fight, it would be the other side fronting the cash.
“I’m tired of them wasting our money. So, you know, if Tommy pulls out again it’s their money. I’m still sceptical about it.
My brother tells me every day, and my dad calls me every day, damn near, and is like ‘don’t give that f***er another chance!’ So, I don’t know, we might not.”
Fury is due to fight Paul Bamba, a former US marine, in Dubai on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather versus social media personality, Deji. The exhibition led event seems to confirm the route Fury wants to take in boxing, and it’s the same one where you’ll find Jake Paul.
If Paul defeats Silva and Fury comes out victorious on November 13, perhaps we’re in for a fight in 2023 – that is, if injuries, travel issues, or Jake Paul’s family don’t get in the way.