Tommy Fury’s grudge match with Jake Paul is being negotiated and his promoter Frank Warren says “I believe it’s going to occur”.
The youthful brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and the YouTuber-turned-boxer started their rivalry in a sequence of social media spats which escalated into challenges to settle it within the ring.
“We’re sorting contracts out in the mean time,” Fury’s promoter Warren instructed Sky Sports activities.
“Till they’re signed, we all know it does not imply something.
“If it occurs, it is going to be within the States.
“I believe it should occur. We’re not far off doing it.”
Fury lately gained his US debut on the undercard to Paul’s finest win but, towards former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.
They had been concerned in a livid backstage confrontation when their paths crossed.
Since Tyson Fury says if Tommy loses to me he’ll make him change his final identify..
So then @tommytntfury when you beat me I’ll pay you an additional $500k.
Nonetheless, if I beat you then it’s important to change your identify to Tommy Fumbles for 1 12 months.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) October 7, 2021
Fury’s older sibling, the heavyweight champion, weighed in on this rivalry by claiming that he would make Tommy stop boxing if he did not beat Paul.
This prompted Paul to up the ante – he proposed a wager that, if he misplaced, he would pay Fury an additional $500,000 but when Fury misplaced he should change his identify to ‘Tommy Fumbles’ for a 12 months.
Warren joked: “A part of the contract is that we have got to resolve what the opposite man has to vary his identify to!
“That should be replicated.”
Paul has gained all 4 of his fights since swapping the net world for the boxing ring.
Fury, who discovered fame on Love Island, is undefeated in seven.
“They’re each novices,” Warren mentioned. “Tommy has had seven fights, the opposite man 4.
“Tommy has so much to be taught. He has to be taught his craft. His final newbie battle was when he was 15.
“But when he can earn the cash that he would earn from this battle? Who am I to face in the best way? It is life-changing.
“What Jake has executed is phenomenal. He has managed to monetise this.
“The place was rammed [when Fury and Paul boxed on the same night]. The gang acquired there at 7pm and watched each single battle.
“We had Daniel Dubois on the present.
“It is fairly superb.”
Warren predicted about Fury vs Paul: “It is going to be actual enjoyable, the press conferences and every thing. They’re each witty guys.
“The battle itself? I fancy Tommy to be an excessive amount of for him.
“Let’s get it signed and we’ll discover out.”
Sky Sports activities Boxing schedule
October 16 – High Rank in San Diego
Emanuel Navarette vs Joet Gonzalez – WBO featherweight title
October 16 – BOXXER in Newcastle
Savannah Marshall vs Lolita Muzeya – WBO middleweight title
Hughie Fury vs Christian Hammer
Chris Eubank Jr vs Wanik Awidjan
October 24 – High Rank in Atlanta
Jamel Herring vs Shakur Stevenson – WBO super-featherweight title
October 31 – High Rank in New York
Jose Zepeda vs Josue Vargas
November 6 – High Rank in Las Vegas
Mikaela Mayer vs Maiva Hamadouche – IBF and WBO super-featherweight titles
November 6 – BOXXER in Liverpool
November 20 – BOXXER in London
Richard Riakporhe vs Olanrewaju Durodola
Caroline Dubois skilled debut
November 20 – High Rank in Las Vegas
Terence Crawford vs Shawn Porter – WBO welterweight title
December 11 – High Rank in Las Vegas
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Richard Commey
December 17 – High Rank in Montreal
Artur Beterbiev vs Marcus Browne – IBF and WBC light-heavyweight titles
December 18 – High Rank in Glasgow
Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall – undisputed super-lightweight title