Tommy Fury admits his upcoming clash with Jake Paul is the biggest fight of his career to date – but not the toughest.
Fury and Paul will lock horns in less than three weeks at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia, finally putting to bed over a year’s worth of build up and animosity between the pair.
The two were originally scheduled to fight in December 2021, but Fury was forced to withdraw due to suffering a severe chest infection and a broken rib.
A second meeting was booked for last summer, however this was also cancelled after the Brit was refused entry into America at customs.
Speaking to Dev Sahni on the official Queensberry YouTube channel, Fury did say he is training for his date with the brash American like it’s a world title shot.
“It’s serious business. It’s the biggest fight of my career, but it’s not the toughest test.”
“At the end of the day, I’m having tougher tests daily in the gym, with world class fighters.”
“You’ve got to treat it as it is, but I’ve trained for this like I’m fighting for a world title.”
Paul is coming off the best win of his professional boxing journey to date last October, when he outpointed legendary UFC striker Anderson Silva at the Desert Diamond Arena.
As for Fury, he is yet to face an opponent with a recognisable opponent thus far and was last seen in a ring in a low key exhibition match on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather vs Deji in Dubai.
Many feel the pressure lays firmly on the shoulders of ‘TNT’ going into the fight, with father John and brother Tyson saying he can “stay in Saudi” if he fails to defeat Paul.