Jake Paul’s grudge match with Tommy Fury edges closer, with YouTuber turned boxer revealing their ‘teams are talking’ after Tyson’s brother called out the controversial American on social media
- A fight between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury is closer with discussions underway
- Paul has confirmed that the entourages for both boxers have been in contact
- Fury and Paul have savaged each other over social media and look set to scrap
- Frank Warren confirmed that there is interest from Fury’s side to take on Paul
Jake Paul has revealed that his team are in discussions with Tommy Fury’s entourage as a bout between both boxing stars edges closer.
The two fighters have not held back in savaging each other on social media and the desire to broker a showdown between them is clear from both parties.
This weekend, it was confirmed that the face-off took a step closer to becoming reality with talks now officially underway.
Jake Paul (above) has confirmed that his team are in discussions with Tommy Fury’s entourage
‘I think it’d be a massive fight,’ Paul told ESPN. ‘He’s fought scrubs to make himself look good.
‘People will say the same about me, but I’ve fought guys with winning records like Ben Askren and AnEsonGib.
‘Our teams are talking and trying to figure something out.’
Fury last fought in February, beating Scott Williams, and has feuded with Paul on social media
Paul took his unblemished record to 3-0 after downing Ben Askren with a first round knockout
YouTuber turned boxer Paul, 24, knocked out Askren last week in the first round and immediately set his sights on his potential next opponent.
Frank Warren, Fury’s promoter, admitted that the younger sibling of two-time world heavyweight champion Tyson is equally as keen to enter the ring.
He told iFL TV: ‘We want to make the fight. It’s really easy – he takes 50 per cent, Tommy takes 50 per cent. Let’s get it done.’
Frank Warren revealed there is interest from Fury’s side to take on YouTuber turned boxer Paul
Paul’s triumph over former UFC fighter Askren took his professional record to 3-0 and Fury was quick to call him out.
There are still several obstacles that remain in the way, however, before a date is able to be officially set for their grudge match.
Fury fought most recently in February and devastated Scott Williams inside two rounds to extend his own unblemished record.
Despite Paul’s rising reputation, the online personality still attracts his fair share of withering criticism. This was laid bare during a hostile atmosphere at UFC 261.
Jake Paul (left) engaged in a heated war of words with Daniel Cormier at UFC 261 on Saturday
The 15,000-strong crowd in Jacksonville, Florida, were heard chanting ‘f*** Paul’ at the boxer
Paul was a surprise attendee at the event in Jacksonville and had to be separated from Daniel Cormier after the two confronted each other in full view of the cameras.
After being spotted in the crowd, the 15,000-strong audience voiced their bitterness by chanting ‘f*** Jake’ towards him – and Cormier threatened to slap him.
Revelling in the abuse, Paul responded by holding aloft his two middle fingers.
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