Tyson Fury’s father John Fury talked about a potential boxing match between Tommy Fury and Jake Paul. John said that the two have reached a “verbal agreement”.
Tyson Fury’s half-brother Tommy Fury previously agreed to exchange blows with Jake Paul on two separate occasions.
The first time was in late 2021 but Tommy had to be pulled out due to an injury. The second attempt was back in July. However, Tommy was prevented from traveling due to his brother Tyson’s ties to the Irish Cartel. Neither Tyson nor Tommy can travel at this time. Tyson made several attempts to do so however he was denied a boarding pass.
Tommy was pulled from the match and the event was subsequently canceled. Eventually, MMA icon Anderson Silva stepped in to box Jake Paul for his 6th boxing match in October. After defeating Silva and collecting an undefeated record of 6-0, Jake is already seeking for his next opponent.
And it looks like Tommy will be the next opponent. Tommy, accompanied by his father and coach John Fury, was featured at the Floyd Mayweather vs Deji Olatunji event in Dubai. Jake was also in attendance and there was a remarkable moment between Jake and John.
After Tommy’s match, John took his shirt off and went to approach Jake who was ringside. The pair got into a heated argument but nothing wild happened. During a conversation with Nakisa Bidarian, John said that a handshake between them means more than a contract.
“Can I say one thing here, though? I’ve locked him down, backed him in a corner and checkmated him. Contracts mean nothing to me, but a handshake does, and my word you can build a tower block on it. He’s give me his word, his manager, we fight in February.” John said.
Tommy Fury is surely an interesting opponent for Jake Paul. Unlike Jake’s other opponents, Tommy is also still young. ‘TNT’ is also still undefeated with a total of 8 matches.
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