There will be no bad behaviour from the Brits abroad on Jake Paul versus Tommy Fury fight day – and that’s by order of the Fury clan.
No matter how boxing fans feel about the matchmaking – and there certainly will be some traditionalists giving the box office event a bye – there’s no question that the marketing and hype has been stellar.
Tyson Fury has helped that long on the day of the fight by producing his best Brummie accent to recreate a scene from Peaky Blinders. In it, Tommy Shelby warns his family off fighting.
“Right. It’s Tommy’s fight day … There’s no fighting. No fighting, Hughie. No fighting, James. No fighting, Shane. And most of all, no fighting John … It’s Tommy’s fight day – let’s keep it on our best behaviour. Let’s show them over here how good we can be.”
Fury’s monologue was interrupted by John, his father and Tommy’s trainer, who vowed to knock out anybody who got in his face. All part of the parody… right?
By Order Of The Fury Family ⚔️ @FurocityEnergypic.twitter.com/GuEdpvMcve
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) February 26, 2023
The support for Tommy is clear, but so is the pressure. Both his father and brother have doubled down on the idea that he doesn’t belong in a boxing ring should he lose to Paul, who only recently took up the sport seriously after finding wild success as a content creator.
‘TNT’ says there’s no amount of pressure that can take him off the path of an early stoppage, though, and believes he’ll end the American’s career inside four rounds.
For some reason or another, the bookies and many pundits don’t agree. Predictions for Paul are in no short supply, meaning whilst the fight may not broadcast world-level skills, it certainly has intrigue.