Johnny Nelson has weighed in on next month’s clash between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury, and believes the onus is on Fury is to silence the brash YouTuber on February 26th.
An official announcement came late last week that the pair would lock horns at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia, and an intense ring face off took place just prior to Artur Beterbiev vs Anthony Yarde on Saturday night.
With the long running feud between the two young stars set to come to an end, former world champion Nelson told Boxing Social that Fury’s task was to show Paul “the difference between fighter and fake.”
“I rate Jake Paul. He’s a novice that’s an unbelievable business man. He’s got world championship status – in regards to what he gets paid. He’s not like most of these YouTubers who can’t fight, he can actually fight.”
“Tommy Fury’s got to go in there and shut this guy’s mouth. He’s got to go in there and show him the difference between fighter and fake. Whoever loses is a fake, and whoever wins is a fighter.
To me, I think it’s a good match. I don’t think it’s a done deal.”
Paul and Fury have been scheduled to fight twice in the past 18 months, however the Brit was forced to pull out on both occasions; once due to an injury and then because he was refused entry into the United States.
‘The Problem Child’ returned from a ten month lay off in October with a points win over UFC legend Anderson Silva at the Gila River Arena in Glendale.
As for ‘TNT,’ he was last seen by fans on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather vs Deji in Dubai, where he had an exhibition bout with cruiserweight contender Rally Lambert Fogoum.