The pair both have fights scheduled in the near future, with Paul facing UFC legend Anderson Silva (3-1) and Fury taking on Paul Bamba (5-2) in Dubai.
Therefore, you would expect, that both fighters will need to win their upcoming fights for the USA vs U.K. clash to go ahead next year. Both seem keen to make it happen, but Paul doesn’t believe that he has heard the full truth from his counterpart across the pond.
“[I] had a call with Tommy Fury. Yeah, they’re saying we’re going to fight in February”
“I think he [Fury] actually can’t come into the United States, so if I fight him in the UK [it can happen].
“I think parts of it [him pulling out] are shady, I don’t think we are getting the full truth and everything. Regardless, it’s a great matchup and I really want to knock him out.”
Also on the podcast was former UFC welterweight champion and recent opponent of Paul, Tyron Woodley. He revealed that he was recently in talks to fight Fury on the Floyd Mayweather vs Deji undercard in Dubai, but to Woodley’s frustration the deal collapsed.
“This dude don’t want to fight anybody! Some people hit me up about him. I didn’t get nothing confirmed but they asked me. I don’t know nothing about him”
Hopefully this will be third time lucky in terms of the Paul vs Fury fight, where Paul would face the first professional of his boxing career, as strange as that sounds, despite his 5-0 record.