John Fury has lifted the lid on his confrontation with Jake Paul in Dubai last weekend, and claims the YouTuber wants absolutely wants no part of son Tommy.
Big John was at the Coca Cola Arena for Tommy’s exhibition bout with late replacement Rolly Lambert, after which team Fury and Paul – who was sat ringside – got embroiled in a heated altercation.
And the Fury father told Mirror Fighting that Paul’s comments about Tommy and the rest of the proud family were the reason for the confrontation.
“He has had a lot to say hasn’t he? Like I say men meet before mountains. He had his chance to showcase what he had and he let himself down miserably.”
“It showed he wouldn’t fight Tommy. He wouldn’t even get in the ring, was terrified and he kept walking backwards. He just doesn’t want to fight Tommy. I had a spare roll of toilet paper on me for him, it was in my bag. I popped it in in case Jake Paul needs it. At one point I was going to get it out and throw it at him.”
“I took pity on him. He is only from a YouTube world in my eyes, I have seen what he is like up close and personal. If he gets in with a real fighter like Tommy Fury, he will get knocked the f*** out.”
Tommy Fury has already agreed to fight the YouTuber twice, but had to withdraw on both occasions.
Negotiations to arrange a 2023 date are said to be underway, however a recent social media back and forth between the pair would indicate any potential deal is far from done.