John Fury has released a video telling Jake Paul to pay up his side of their bet, after the American suffered the first defeat of his career against his son, Tommy.
Tommy Fury put an end to Paul’s six-fight unbeaten streak in the sport. Although he appeared to dominate for the majority of the fight, the 23-year-old won the grudge match by split decision after a flash knockdown in the final round.
Before the fight, Paul and Fury’s team agreed to a double or nothing bet for Tommy’s purse. Paul however stated before the fight that the Fury team had failed to sign the contract for the deal.
Even without it in writing John Fury has no intentions of forgetting about the wager. On his Instagram, the 58-year-old suggested that his son should be paid what was agreed before the clip cut out.
John Fury is seemingly now calling for Jake Paul to honour his handshake with Tommy Fury and pay him double his purse, despite Tommy not signing the contract (video cuts off halfway through John's sentence)…
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“Good morning world, Jake Paul and family, [we are] back home and rested, heads are back on business, you know what I am going to do. We had a deal, mate. We had a handshake. We said we would box for free if we got defeated…”
The head of the Fury family then later uploaded a full video to social media asking Paul to ‘pay up.’
“You lost the fight, we had a deal in front of millions of people worldwide, I expect you to honour that deal. You owe us some money. Don’t come back at me with contracts and all that bull crap. I’m a gypsy – I can’t read and write properly, don’t understand that … I’m sure you’ll be a great guy and honour what you’ve done. Pay up.”
Last weekend’s fight will likely not be the only time that we see the transatlantic rivals in the ring, after Jake Paul announced his intentions to activate his contractual right for a second fight.
Eddie Hearn, promoter of Matchroom Boxing, has suggested that Jake Paul should instead fight KSI and forget about fighting professional boxers from now on.