Tommy Fury, brother of heavyweight champion, Tyson, has dismissed rumours of a fight between Jake Paul and Carl Froch, in what he believes would be a complete mismatch.
This comes after an online back-and-forth between the former super-middleweight champion and the controversial YouTuber-turned-boxer.
Paul has made a successful start to his boxing career, picking up six straight wins, albeit against opponents who are not true ‘boxers’ by trade. Nevertheless, the 26-year-old has defeated former UFC world champions in Anderson Silva and Tyron Woodley and has earnt the respect of some legends in the fight game.
However, on Sunday night, he will face his first professional boxer, as Tommy Fury looks to put an end to the American’s unbeaten run.
Despite his upcoming fight, Paul has called out the recent hall-of-fame inductee, Carl Froch. Although Froch is 45-years-old, he appears to be in tremendous shape and the former WBC, WBA and IBF world champion was quick to respond, in his usual pugnacious fashion.
In an interview with iFL TV, Fury advised Paul to avoid a fight with Froch, but admitted that it has successfully added publicity to their fight.
“Carl Froch would kill Jake Paul, even quicker than what I am going to do to him.
Again, it is what it is, it has got people talking, so I guess it is job accomplished for him isn’t it.”
Before Paul can begin to consider a challenge against the British boxing legend, he must first get past Fury on Sunday night in Saudi Arabia.
The pair top an impressive undercard, which features a world title fight for the WBC cruiserweight belt. Ringwalks for the main event are scheduled to take place around 9.30pm GMT, for the BT Sport Box Office event, US fans can catch the action on ESPN+.