Tyson Fury has approved of his brother’s bet with Jake Paul – the terms of which will see Tommy double his money if he wins but return home empty handed if he loses.
The wager – set out by Paul and hastily accepted by Tommy Fury’s father and trainer, John – was the highlight of the pre-fight press conference ahead of the pair finally meeting in the ring on February 26.
Speaking to Queensberry Promotions, Tyson first said that he was proud of his brother and the event in Saudi Arabia.
“It’s a big fight because it’s two big talkers, I suppose, going at it. Grudge match. Whatever you want to call it. Going at it, throwing it all down.
“I’m very proud of what he’s done. That’s why we’re all here, all the boys have come over to support him in his conquest of smashing Jake Paul’s face in … I’ve got a lot of money on it that says it [is going to happen.]”
News of Tyson’s bet will be eclipsed by the one his brother and Jake Paul made at the presser, though. Tyson wants to see it in writing, because he says it’s something he’s tried and failed to organise before in his own fights.
“I want to see a contract signed. Double purse is talking, but actually doubling your purse in reality – probably not gonna happen if a contract’s not signed is it? It’s nice though, innit? Go home with double money.”
“100% [I would’ve said yes] – I’ve tried it on a million times with everybody before. Winner takes all. But, unfortunately, I’ve had 30 odd fights and no loss so they don’t wanna risk it do they? Don’t wanna risk it for a chocolate biscuit.”
The bet adds more intrigue to a fight that seems to have split those who are watching it down the middle in terms of how it plays out.
Whilst many give Paul the power edge, others can see Fury boxing comfortably for eight rounds and cruising to a decision win or late stoppage.