In a final attempt to fight Tommy Fury, Jake Paul has reportedly offered to travel to Fury’s hometown and offer him a career-high payday.
The bout has fallen at the final hurdle on two previous occasions – once because Fury was ill, and the second time because he was denied entry to the United States.
Despite being seemingly doomed, it’s a fight that is a natural step for both, at least in a business sense, with Paul looking for a legitimately trained boxer to silence his doubters and Fury keen to increase his reach as he moves increasingly towards the ever-rising influencer boxing space.
Now in a third round of frustrating negotiations, it seems to be on its way to failing for a final time. Paul told Mirror Fighting that they hadn’t moved forward despite his attempts.
“I have done everything in my power to make the fight happen against this 8-0 boxer, including offering to go to Manchester for February 18 in partnership with Frank and George Warren. I’m looking at any other alternative to make this fight work.”
It was reported yesterday by commentator Wade Plemons that Paul had offered the other side $2.5 million for the fight. Paul responded with a topsy turvy confirmation.
“Cannot confirm nor deny this accurate statement. What I can confirm is Tommy Fury is never going to see the kind of money he is being offered to step in the ring with me. And yet he’s still on the run.”
I cannot confirm nor deny this accurate statement.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) January 5, 2023
Fury’s side have been quiet throughout the latest instalment of this back and forth, although his promoter, Frank Warren, did recently claim to be hopeful that the fight would happen.
Paul most recently faced UFC legend Anderson Silva – a decision victory – and just this week announced a move to MMA at least for part of his combat sports career.