Tommy Fury has confirmed that he’ll have some heavyweight help in the corner for his fight with Jake Paul.
The pair face off in Saudi Arabia on February 26 after two failed attempts to make a fight in as many years. This time around, it looks like their beef will finally be settled.
And the young 8-0 fighter recently revealed to SportsMail that both his father, John, and half-brother, Tyson, would be in his corner come fight night.
Whilst Tyson, the WBC Heavyweight Champ, believes the fight will be a ‘one horse race’, he’ll be there to guide Tommy should Paul get the better of him – but they don’t believe that’s going to happen.
“I think Jake’s already intimidated. Every bit of news I see on him, he’s very white, he’s very pale in the face, he looks like he’s been struggling for sleep.
He doesn’t look confident to me. I’ve been in this game a long time, my whole family have, and we know the signs when we see them. I’ll leave Jake to have the sleepless nights.”
Many fans feel that the pressure lies on Tommy Fury for this fight, given that his family have bandied about threats of abandonment should he lose. It will also be his first main event, whereas Paul is used to nights under the lights.
The American is guided by former fighter, BJ Flores. How they are preparing doesn’t matter to Fury, though – the Brit believes he’ll end the fight with one shot
“This fight will not go to points. There’s no way Jake Paul will hear the final bell. It could be done in one round. Whenever I connect cleanly, whether it’s to body or head, he will go, and he won’t recover. I’m very confident of that.
One shot is all it will take, and all it ever takes, especially with the likes of this guy, who’s never been hit right in his career. Jake Paul’s never been hit, so what happens when he sees a blue flash? When his legs go heavy?
You can only get used to those pressure situations through being in them. At the end of the day, he’s a guy who has no idea what’s coming to him.”
Fury and Paul will face off on 26 February at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia. The broadcast will be BT Sports Box Office in the UK and ESPN+ in the States.