Tommy Fury has acknowledged that the only motivation for his pursuit of a match with Jake Paul is money, not a personal grudge between the two.
The British boxer really claims although he wants to defeat the YouTuber, he isn’t very concerned with what his opponent says.
Since the beginning of 2021, they have gone back and forth. It now seems that they have reached an agreement to box in Saudi Arabia the following month. Fury will allegedly receive $2.5 million for the match.
Fury said to Rob Moore on the Disruptors show,
“All I see with Jake Paul is a business and if you want me to beat a man who can’t fight and throw millions of pounds in my face, not a problem, sign me up and that’s purely what this is. I’ve described it all the time as being on Route 66 and I need to stop off in my campervan, fill it up and get back on the road.”
“I am on a straight and narrow road to world titles. But you want me to take a slight detour for an awful lot of fuel, pick that up and then jump back on the road? That’s exactly what I’m doing here at the end of the day. This is a business, you’ve got to use your head and every fighter in my position would take that fight if it got offered to them.”
When asked whether Paul is a real boxer, Fury replied:
“No, I don’t. I believe he’s a man who got it in his head that boxing is a good idea, he can make some money from it and see what happens. There’s two completely different people here, I’ve grown up doing this and it’s all I’ve ever wanted to do.”
“I’m not doing it for money, I’m doing it for passion and my dream. This man is just dropping into the sport, dropping in and dropping out seeing what he can do. Making a quick buck – the way the world’s gone at the minute it’s absolutely crazy and before going on Love Island, even after coming out of Love Island before all this Jake Paul YouTube boxing stuff started, I was fighting legitimate people.”
A while back Fury’s boxing credentials were questioned by Dave Portnoy of Barstool sports – in a podcast appearance that infuriated Joe Rogan. Portnoy went on to insist that Fury was a joke as a boxer, having attended his last professional clash in Dubai.
The 45-year-old said that Tommy Fury would have a hard time defeating YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul. In response to Portnoy’s comments, Rogan said that Tommy Fury is levels below his far more successful brother as a boxer. However, he is at least a competent “journeyman boxer” and has solid boxing skills.
Rogan stated: “He is definitely a boxer, but is he a boxer like his brother? No! He is a good journeyman boxer.”
The Barstool CEO refused to change his position and continued to challenge the legitimacy of the younger Fury. So Rogan began playing several highlight clips of Tommy Fury.
“Here’s Tommy Fury. You telling me this guy doesn’t look like a boxer? You’re out of your f***ing mind.”
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