John Fury, father of Tyson and Tommy, has once again stated that it is all over for his son if he loses to Jake Paul on February 25.
Tommy Fury has twice been forced to cancel a fight with Jake Paul, but it seems that the third time will be a charm in the extended rivalry between the influencer-turned-boxer and the boxer-turned-influencer.
Now that an official announcement for the fight is around the corner, John Fury has tole talkSPORT that there will be no more boxing for Tommy Fury if he loses to the American – reinforcing past comments on the matter.
“Absolutely, no shadow of a doubt. If he loses to Jake Paul, that is it. There is no more boxing. I am 100% confident that Tommy is going to put on a spectacular knockout win over Jake Paul.
Credit to Jake Paul for stepping up to the plate and fighting Tommy, it is a big ask for him, knowing the opposition he has faced previously. Tommy is a lot more different than the opposition he [Paul] has faced before, fair do’s. Is he going to win, Tommy? Of course he is, it is a foregone conclusion in my eyes, but we are working hard.”
“We are training hard, we are classing this as if Tommy is fighting for the WBC light-heavyweight championship of the world. We are not going to leave a stone unturned, we have got good world-class sparring coming in, been sparring good kids up to press, he is working really well.
I am more than happy with what we are doing. I just want him to get out there, get it done and on the 26th of February, Tommy is going to be a very, very famous young man.”
The fight looks set to be announced in the coming days, with Paul and Fury reportedly scheduled to go toe-to-toe in Saudi Arabia.
As if the pressure from his father wasn’t already enough on the 23-year-old, his heavyweight world champion half-brother, Tyson, has also added that if he doesn’t ‘chin’ Paul he can cancel his flight home.