Tommy Fury has stated that contracts can be with Jake Paul and his team by this coming Wednesday for fans to see the two young fighters finally face off in early 2023.
It was initially Paul who had set a deadline for Fury to sign, however it seems the tables have turned with the Brit now setting out the terms. ‘TNT’ sent a public message to ‘The Problem Child’, highlighting the involvement of Global Titans – the organisation who promoted his latest exhibition fight in which Paul was on commentary duties.
“Jake Paul if you want this fight to happen with me and Global Titans in [February] or March in any location decided by [Global Titans], we can have the contracts sent by Wednesday.”
— Tommy Fury (@tommytntfury) November 20, 2022
The negotiations were previously thought to be between Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions and Frank Warren’s Queensberry – but the mention of Global Titans, whose last show was broadcast on DAZN, confuses things slightly.
Paul had previously stated that due to Fury pulling out of both previously scheduled bouts between the two that he would not be putting up a penny, and demanded that his side would pay his purse and Fury’s could do the same with their fighter.
Fury pulled out of their first fight through injury and was unable to fulfil the second when his travel to the United States was restricted.
The half-brother of WBC Heavyweight Champion, Tyson, has claimed that the even with Paul could fill a stadium in the UK, and London or Manchester were front runners for hosting.
Whilst Paul is yet to respond, at least publicly, it’s unclear whether the deadline or Fury taking the lead in talks will help or hinder the fight being made.