Following several failed booking attempts, Jake Paul will eventually face Tommy Fury on February 26 in Saudi Arabia. The two recently engaged in ring combat on Saturday in London during the bout between Artur Beterbiev and Anthony Yarde.
Fury, who is the half-brother of heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury, hails from a long tradition of Gypsy boxers. The younger Fury is the family puppet and is simply struggling to uphold the lineage, claims “The Problem Child.” In a recent news appearance, Paul stated:
“I believe he speaks a lot. He talks a lot, but I don’t think he really believes what he’s saying. He serves as the Furys’ puppet. Tommy thinks like he has to live up to Tyson and John’s reputations as true fighters, boxers, and dogs therefore he says the things they say.”
Before security stepped in during their London fight, Paul touched Fury on the cheek. Despite constant teasing, the two eventually managed to engage in a face-off without any adverse incidents.
Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury: ‘The Problem Child’ has his doubts
Tommy Fury has previously been scheduled to face Jake Paul twice, however neither fight took place. Paul is therefore right to be sceptical of the third booking.
Even though “The Problem Child” has his worries, he thinks Fury would be “stupid” to decline the money he is offering. In the press conference noted above, Paul added the following in reference to Fury’s friendship with online influencer Molly-Mae Hague:
“Undoubtedly, I still have some misgivings. The youngster isn’t always trustworthy, it’s frightening and unpleasant, and the money is nice for him, so he would be so stupid. He must be sick of Molly always bringing in the big bucks in the relationship, in my opinion.”
Jake Paul has also planned for a backup, former UFC fighter and BKFC star Mike Perry, in case Tommy Fury withdraws for a third time.