John Fury, trainer to his son Tommy, has claimed that the 23-year-old has sent sparring partners to hospital.
Despite feeling that he could beat Jake Paul without a training camp, Tommy Fury has put the work in before he flew out to Saudi Arabia for their February 26 bout.
His team – which includes John and his half-brother, Tyson – are confident that their man will knock the American out without breaking a sweat.
Speaking via FreeBets.com, John said that his son was sparring heavyweights in preparation to deliver on that promise.
“We’ve had good class kids in the gym. We’ve had heavyweights in. Cruiserweights in. Light-heavyweights in. We’ve had them all. They’ve all been good, class, young, hungry men. But, bring it. He’s been handling them very well.”
He then claimed that some sparring partners required medical treatment after being in the ring with Tommy, including one with a fractured jaw.
“There have been a few visits to the hospital for the sparring partners but that’s boxing. He’s been doing them some damage. We’ve had a hairline fracture in the jaw and we’ve had a few knockdowns.
We’ve had a few cold knockouts from Tommy. He’s been destroying his sparring partners. You can ask them. He knows who they are. They know whether Tommy is the real deal or not.”
These recent claims follow a similar pattern of undiluted confidence in Fury’s camp, and the intrigue around the fight is largely based on the fact that Paul has that same aura.
The controversial YouTuber-turned-fighter believes the Saudi showdown will be over in three rounds, and he’s aiming for a left-handed knockout for the first time in his short and unconventional fighting career.
UK fans can see who proves themselves right on BT Sport Box Office, and those in the US can tune in via ESPN+.