WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, has joked about the best way to train his step-brother, Tommy, for his scheduled fight against Jake Paul.
Influencer-turned-boxer, Paul, is officially 6-0 as a professional boxer, beating UFC stars such as Anderson Silva, Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren along the way. However, the main criticism that Paul has faced, since turning pro, is the lack of a recognised boxer on his recrod.
After a fight with Tommy Fury (8-0) collapsed on two previous occasions, the matchup seemed dead in the water, but momentum started to build again and it’s now expected to take place on February 25th in Saudi Arabia.
In an interview with Seconds Out, Tyson revealed confirmation of the fight is ‘imminent’.
“It’s the year of the big fight action. Tommy and Jake Paul have got it going on. There is an imminent announcement coming up for that.”
“We are almost over the line with that. We should be announcing that quite soon, but I’m not going to announce it because they’ve got to do that themselves.”
Tommy ‘TNT’ Fury has been out of the professional ring since April, but did fight against Rolly Lambert on the Mayweather-Deji exhibition event in Dubai last November.
The 23-year-old will surely turn to his brother for advice, and Tyson has a novel ideal of how to bring the best out of him.
“I’m going to put a blonde wig on and chat absolute b****cks every day in the gym, just to get him going.”
With Fury’s comments and just over a month until the scheduled fight date, an official announcement is expected within the next few days.