Jake Paul has claimed that John Fury has taken down tweets asking for his bet with Tommy Fury to be honoured after suffering his maiden defeat.
Paul and Fury fought over eight rounds in Saudi Arabia, with the Brit beating the American YouTuber-turned-fighter via split decision.
Pre-fight, the hype was heightened by a double of nothing bet, the terms of which were set by Paul – if Fury wins, he gets double the money, if he loses, he leaves empty handed.
Despite shaking hands on it at the press conference, Paul later updated fans by saying the Fury family hadn’t signed the contract.
However, after the win, both Tommy and his father and trainer, John, called for Paul to pay up. The American discussed it on his brother Logan’s podcast.
“I’ve seen these videos of John Fury and Tommy Fury they’re like ‘pay up, Jake Paul’, except I remember … John Fury was watching you [Jake] getting your hands wrapped and Brandon [cameraman] was f***ing antagonising him and he goes ‘about that contract, why didn’t you guys sign it?’
“And John Fury just cowers into a little ball and goes ‘let’s talk about boxing, mate … I just seen this dude, in real time, show his hand. They weren’t willing to actually sign the contract.
And then, after the fight when they won, now they’re talking about being gypsies, how they can’t read and write, and expect you to pay up on something that they 1000% wouldn’t have if you had won the fight.”
Jake Paul then added that the general consensus amongst fans was the same as his brother’s, leading John Fury to delete the social media posts calling for the bet to be honoured.
“Everyone sees through it and is calling them out on it, so much so that John Fury deleted the tweets.”
As of writing, there aren’t any tweets on John Fury’s feed mentioning the wager.
The bet will likely be a talking point in the build up to the rematch, which is reportedly being targeted for this coming July. Should Fury win again, Paul will face an uphill battle in the professional boxing space.