Tommy Fury has responded to Jake Paul’s reported offer of $2.5 million for a Manchester fight in February with his own counter offer – no money at all.
The frustrating saga that not many boxing fans asked for has tumbled its way into 2023. This back and forth marks the third time Fury and Paul have negotiated, and according to many fans it will be the third time they will amount to nothing.
Paul has reignited the public talks this week by claiming his would-be opponent continues to ‘run’ from him, revealing that he offered Fury’s team a fight on February 18 in his hometown of Manchester.
Fury, half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson, has now responded to say that what he offered wasn’t enough, but would now fight Paul for free.
“Once again I’m seeing Jake Paul sh*t all over the internet. You offered Paddy Pimblett a million pound to spar. You offered Tyson a million pound bet about some b****cks or other. But you don’t want to pay me much more to have a fight.
Well I’ll go one better than that cause it’s gone past money for me now – I’m not bothered. I’ll fight you for free in Manchester or London, next month. Not a problem. So let’s see how game you are.
Promoters get nothing whose trying to take everything, me and you get nothing, all proceeds will go to charity. I just want to fight you and put an end to you, because all this money and everything – it’s gone on too long.
Take it or leave it.”
Tommy Fury responding to Jake Paul with a new message today, calling him out to fight in the UK for free next month with all proceeds going to charity…
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) January 6, 2023
As boxing fans know, free fight offers come often and rarely amount to anything.
As of writing, Paul hasn’t publicly responded to the offer but he likely will soon. The social media stand off between the pair begs the question that, if they’re so willing to fight, why has it seemed doomed all along?