The stakes are high for Tommy Fury if he does end up boxing Jake Paul.
According to multiple reports, Fury and Paul are close to finalizing a pay-per-view showdown which may take place in December. It’s a massive fight and one that many thought would be next after both men won back in August.
Now, if the fight does come to fruition, Tyson Fury has already said he’d force Tommy to change his last name and retire if he comes up short. His father, John has upped the stakes and said his brothers would beat him up if he were to lose.
“We’re nearly there with the business side of it with Jake Paul,” John Fury told GiveMeSport (via BoxingScene). “They’re being greedy, but like I say, we know our worth, we want as much as we can out of this job. But we’re nearly there, this fight is going to happen, we’re 99.9 percent of the way there. It’s almost done, we’ve just got a few T’s to cross and I’s to dot and we’re nearly there over the line, but it will happen.
“Will Tommy beat Jake Paul? Absolutely. He’s a silly man because believe me, like Jake Paul is saying, if Tommy lost to Jake Paul, he would have to change his name to ‘Tommy Fumbles’. Plus Tyson would batter him, Hughie would batter him, Shane would batter him, and we would retire him from boxing there and then, so there’s no pressure really,” Fury continued.
Tommy Fury is coming off a dominant decision win over Anthony Taylor, who is a former MMA fighter and a training partner of Paul. Although many thought Fury would score the KO win, it was only four rounds and Taylor is very tough.
Who do you think will win if they are to box, Tommy Fury or Jake Paul?