Tommy Fury is renowned as the brother of WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Recently, Tommy wasted no time in offering a shot at a world title less than two weeks after his win over KSI.
This victory propelled Fury’s professional record to an impressive 10-0. Tommy ended up winning through a controversial unanimous decision in the headline event of the Misfits Boxing at the Manchester Arena.
This win marked Fury’s second win against a YouTube boxing personality, following his notable victory over Jake Paul in Saudi Arabia back in February. With KSI eager for a rematch, Fury finds himself presented with an alternative proposal from a reigning champion.
IBF cruiserweight champion Jai Opetaia has extended a challenge to Tommy Fury. Opetaia boasts an impeccable record of 23-0 and has called out Tommy. Opetaia says that he would happily beat the c*ap” out of Fury.
He told Fox Sports Australia: “You know, boxing is my job. It’s how I put food on the table. So while Tommy Fury isn’t on my radar, if he wants to fight for a world title, sure, he can come and get it.”
“I’ll happily beat the c*ap out of him and get straight back to chasing those belts. I’ve never watched him live, no, but I’ve seen a few clips on social media. And he’s not s***.”
“The guy knows what he is doing and comes from a boxing family. But there are levels to this game, and I’m on the world champion level, fighting for world titles. He’s still got a long way to go to get there. But if he wants to have a crack, wants to come to Australia and put on a big fight, let’s do it.”
Transitioning from a more conventional style of boxing to the influencer-driven sphere, Tommy Fury has reaped extraordinary financial rewards. Tyson Fury attests that his younger sibling earned a staggering $10 million from the KSI showdown. Additionally, the match received 1.3 million Pay-Per-View purchases on DAZN.
Jai Opetaia’s path to championship glory was not without its challenges. He secured the title against Mairis Briedis in July, despite battling through a broken jaw sustained just two rounds into the bout.
Making his first title defense on English soil, Opetaia demonstrated his prowess with a TKO victory over Jordan Thompson at the OVO Arena last month.