Former One Direction member Liam Payne and professional boxer Tommy Fury have recently teased an upcoming boxing match between them. Recently, a poster was released on Instagram for the rumored celebrity boxing match, which is scheduled to take place at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium.
Payne shared the poster on his Instagram story but didn’t provide any further information.
Liam Payne has been vocal about his passion for boxing since a long time. He has expressed interest in stepping into the ring with popular YouTuber KSI and even global pop sensation Justin Bieber in the past.
Payne said: “If there is a chance for me to jump in the ring and feel gladiatorial in the 21st century I am in. I love boxing as a sport and I think it’s fantastic. I would just enjoy the challenge and the road up to it would be great. I would fight KSI he would have to come down a few weight slots. But yeah I’d fight him. I like him too much though.”
“I will fight whoever you want. But I don’t think Justin Bieber would do it.”
The recent news has left fans in disbelief and there have been speculations about the details of the event. Some are in disbelief, with one fan even questioning if it’s another April Fool’s prank.
An user commented: “Is it April Fool’s again?”
Other fans find the situation strange and expressed their confusion as well.
“This is getting weird now.”
“This has to be a joke surely 😂”
Speculations have also been floating around that the match could be related to the upcoming Soccer Aid event, scheduled to be held at Old Trafford on June 11. This is because Payne had captained England in Soccer Aid 2022. However, the lack of concrete information has left fans eagerly awaiting more details.
Additionally, Fury has never participated in a celebrity football match before. Therefore, it will be interesting to see how this plays out.