Tyson Fury has had his say on the the highly-anticipated grudge match between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury, reportedly set to take place on February 25.
This will be the third attempt at making the fight, with contracts having been signed twice before, with Fury pulling out on both occasions due to injury and more recently Visa issues.
Combat sports reporter Ariel Helwani was the first to break the news of the latest fight agreement, which is expected to take place in Saudi Arabia.
To date, Paul’s opponents have been a mix of basketball players, YouTubers, and MMA fighters. Many believe fighting Tommy is a crucial step for ‘The Problem Child’, in as much as he’ll be stepping in the ring with a legitimate boxer.
However, Tommy’s half-brother, WBC Champion Tyson, doesn’t seem to sign up to that notion. In a recent interview with TalkSPORT, when asked about the fight, ‘The Gypsy King’ labelled Tommy as just another ‘YouTube’ fighter:
“I hear an announcement is imminent, so they’re finally getting it on, they’re going to throw down. The two YouTube people get to battle it out for the king of the YouTuber’s.”
Fury also issued a warning to the 23 year-old not to bother coming back to the UK if he losses to Paul:
“It’s going to be fun and I expect him to chin him and if he doesn’t he can stay in Saudi Arabia.”
Tommy holds a professional record of 8-0 with four knockouts, but with only two of those opponents having a winning record. Surprising to some, the bookmakers have Paul a slight favourite to get his hand raised.
Details of the fight have started to surface online, with ESPN’s upcoming boxing schedule listing the fight as a cruiserweight contest set for 10 rounds.