John Fury has said every boxing pundit who doubted his son would beat Jake Paul should be sacked from their roles.
Tommy Fury defeated the American upstart over eight rounds, surviving a knockdown in the last to claim a split decision victory. Paul had said in the lead-up that he was setting out to face a boxer to prove his doubters wrong – something he ultimately couldn’t do.
There were plenty of people in the sport who backed him to accomplish that and beat Fury, though, and the winner’s father and trainer told Boxing King Media that he was done with them.
“All you people in the UK what doubted my son. Every TV company, you want sacking off. Sack ’em off Monday morning, because they don’t know.”
“We live with our boxing [in] Saudi or Dubai. That’s where we’re based. England, we’re done. We’re done with the doubters, we’re done with the haters, we don’t want to see you ever again. You’re good for nothing.”
The elder Fury’s own comments in the lead up have arisen again, with claims that a knockout victory was the only option now clearly out of his head.
‘TNT’ was in tears post-fight, citing the extreme pressure he had been put under to win.
It’s believed that the two young stars will now fight for a second time as Paul announced that he intended to trigger the rematch clause in his contract.
If John Fury is to be believed, the next fight will likely land in Saudi Arabia again, although the hype surrounding it may not be as substantial considering a lot of the intrigue has been dashed by Fury’s victory.
Having said that, fans will likely tune in to see what two losses in a row does to Paul’s boxing ambitions.