Tommy Fury has sent a warning to rival and social media sensation, Jake Paul, ahead of his upcoming fight this weekend.
The half-brother of world heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, was speaking to Global Titans Fight Series after arriving in the Dubai for the Floyd Mayweather versus Deji main event which he’ll be propping up on the undercard. On the news that Paul will be a special ringside guest, Fury isn’t fazed.
“I’m not interested who’s there. There could be a million Jake Pauls sat ringside, my mindset is laser focused on Paul Bamba. Getting him out the way and then I’ll out ringside and slap him [Jake Paul] in the face. So I’m not really bothered about Jake Paul and KSI or whoever they’re with, because [it’s] a load of boys really with a load of men.”
— Global Titans Fight Series (@GlobalTitansFS) November 7, 2022
Fury then doubled down on his threat in a later interview.
“After the fight, if he tries anything, I’m not here for talking – I’ll punch him straight in the mouth. And you’ll see that I don’t really give a f**k … So he better not come anywhere near the ring if he knows what’s good for him.”
— Boxing Social (@boxing_social) November 8, 2022
Fury clearly doesn’t feel threatened by online powerhouses like Paul and KSI as he looks to progress in his own career. ‘TNT’ will go 9-0 with a victory over Paul Bamba in Dubai on Sunday.
His comments come after a fight against Jake Paul scheduled for August at Madison Square Garden fell through due to Fury not being able to enter the United States. This wasn’t the first time a meeting between the two had collapsed, with Fury pulling out of the original bout planned for December 2021 in Tampa, Florida due to injuries sustained in training.
Fury has been touted as an ideal opponent for Paul due to his online presence and ticking the box of facing a ‘real boxer’. ‘The Problem Child’s last ring appearance came just a couple of weeks ago, beating legendary UFC striker Anderson Silva via unanimous decision.
KSI also called out Fury after his last performance in London in August when he headlined the first ever MF & DAZN: X Series. He himself has his sights set on Jake Paul, with the two holding a long time rivalry since ‘The Nightmare’ first fought Paul’s brother Logan in 2018.