Tommy Fury is still chasing his fight with Jake Paul, but it seems his brother and even his dad have more chance of securing the payday than he does.
The former Love Island star was set to take on Paul on December 18 before he was forced to pull out of the contest just a few weeks before.
The fight that was so hard to put together never came to pass
Fury had suffered a broken rib while battling a bad chest infection and that allowed Tyron Woodley to get the rematch he wanted so badly.
Paul would knock Woodley out in the sixth round, but Fury says it was the ‘worst six rounds of boxing I’ve seen’ up until that point and he still wants to face Paul.
“The fact of the matter is there’s unfinished business here and this fight needs to take place, because how can he be serious about fighting if he’s never fought a boxer before?” Fury said.
“How can he be serious about this? He keeps referring to the UFC. If he wants to go and fight in the UFC, don’t put on a pair of boxing gloves again and go and fight in the UFC. Don’t call yourself a boxer if you’ve never ever fought one.
The pair were set to meet on December 18. Fury wants to rearrange, Paul does not
“Make no mistake, that’s the fight I want next,” Fury continued, “and I’ll always be checking in with my team every single day to see where we’re up to with that. But there comes a time where I have my own career. My goal still isn’t changed.
“My goal is to be a champion in this sport. And believe it or not, fighting Jake Paul, it doesn’t give me that at all. Fighting Jake Paul will never make me a champion in boxing. So Jake Paul, yes, it’s a great fight. It’s a big fight. But it doesn’t really make me achieve my dreams.”
Speaking to Volume Sports, Paul said he’d rather face Tommy’s family members than give his rival a payday.
“He wants the payday. But I said it before, I don’t wanna take the fight with him, he doesn’t deserve it. I’d rather fight Tyson Fury. I’ll fight his brother or his dad before I’ll fight Tommy.”
Jake Paul’s entrance gear against Tyron Woodley was a message to Tommy FuryShowtime
Funnily enough, John Fury, Tommy and Tyson’s dad, looked ready to fight Jake through a TV screen during a press conference for the originally scheduled fight.
Paul’s chances of facing Tyson Fury are slim to non-existent. Tyson is the 6-foot-9, WBC heavyweight champion with names like Anthony Joshua, Dillian Whyte and Oleksandr Usyk on his radar.
Paul and Tommy will likely eventually fight given the money they stand to make, but Tommy has made it clear he’ll get on with his career if Jake doesn’t take the chance to rearrange their contest.
John Fury got so incensed by Paul that he stood up from his chair during a virtual press conferenceBT Sport
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