Derek Chisora believes Jake Paul will knock Tommy Fury out come February – and he told the Brit’s brother, Tyson, just that.
The fight – featuring two heavyweights in terms of fame who can fight a bit – is set at a catchweight of 185lb and is to be contested over eight rounds. Paul, who has five knockouts from six fights, believes he’ll only need three rounds.
One man who agrees is British heavyweight, Chisora. He told three time opponent, Tyson Fury, as much, before giving IFL TV the champion’s response.
“I told him his brother’s gonna get knocked out … And then he goes ‘as long as he’s getting paid.'”
Whilst the official purses haven’t been released for the bout, Fury needn’t worry as his half-brother will be set to earn millions. The American has revealed that there’s a one-sided rematch clause too, so if Fury gets the victory he may fancy doing it all again and doubling his winnings.
That’s if he wins, though, and despite he and his family being supremely confident, Paul opened at the bookies an early favourite.
In truth, it looks too close to call for many fans given the limited amount we’ve seen of either man against quality opposition. It adds intrigue to what will likely be a spectacle that strays a little too much into pro-wrestling territory for some traditional boxing fans.
The fight take place on Sunday February 26 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It’s a co promotion between Paul’s MVP, Frank Warren’s Queensberry and Bob Arum’s Top Rank, with Chisora playing hose on the part of the Kingdom.
The UK broadcast is on BT Sport Box Office and ESPN+ for the US.