British boxing legend, Ricky Hatton, has admitted that he has one slight concern regarding Tommy Fury’s chances against Jake Paul, following the announcement of their much-anticipated fight.
Last week it was revealed that a deal had been agreed for Jake Paul to finally face Tommy Fury, after two fight cancellations, with the fight set to be staged in Saudi Arabia.
Most of the boxing community are willing Tommy Fury on to put an end to what seems to be the face of ‘influencer boxing’ in Paul and Hatton is no different.
Although ‘The Hitman’ believes that Fury will get the win, he told Boxing Social that he is slightly concerned at the number of rounds Tommy Fury has done in recent years.
“I would have liked to think that he would have had more rounds, because he looked a little bit tired in his last six-rounder. I think if he’d have had a couple more six-rounders, maybe an eight-rounder or something like that, where he had been fighting more regular and got the rounds out, then the outcome of this fight would be a foregone conclusion for me.”
‘I think Tommy beats him all day long, but what gives Jake Paul half-a-chance is that, even though Tommy is the boxer, Jake has done more rounds than him! It is a little bit of a concern, because Tommy is, head and shoulders, the better kid and I just think that it might be the wrong time.”
“I think Tommy wins, don’t get me wrong, I think Tommy wins but I think I would have liked to have seen him have a few more fights and a few more rounds under his belt, and then it would have been a foregone conclusion for me. Listen, he has been offered a payday there, a life-changing payday, you can’t blame him for taking it sooner rather than later.”
Paul and Fury will take centre stage on Sunday 26th February in the Middle East, topping a bill which is rumoured to feature a world title fight between Ilunga Makabu and Badou Jack, for the WBC Crusierweight title.