With just hours left before the pair take to the ring, Tommy Fury is so confident he stops Jake Paul inside the distance that he won’t even celebrate when it happens.
The 23-year-old Brit has a record of 8-0 in his professional career, and has been vocal in claiming that there is no chance he’s beaten by the 6-0 Paul.
After two cancelled bouts, the pair will finally face off in Saudi Arabia at a catchweight of 185lb in an eight round contest. Fury told Boxing Scene that ‘everybody expects’ him to finish Paul.
“Come that night, when I knock him out, it’s not really gonna mean a whole heap to me. You know, I mean, I’ve knocked out a YouTuber. Everybody expects me to do that anyway.
You know, it’s not like I’ve knocked out a reigning, defending world champion and I’m the new world champion. I’m fighting Jake Paul. He’s got six fights. He’s coming off a YouTuber’s background.
I am expected to win this fight. So, I’m not gonna be jumping for joy when I knock him out because I know I was gonna do this all along.”
Not everybody does, though. In fact, the bookies and many pundits are siding with the American to close the show early.
The Fury family have blasted any fighters picking Jake Paul to win as ‘delusional’, but that doesn’t change the fact that they are picking him.
The Cleveland native is used to the bright lights of a main event, and claims he will handle the pressure as his opponent drowns in deep waters.
With all that’s left to do being walk to the ring and step through the ropes, the novice contest is fast-becoming one of the most unpredictable contests of the year so far.