Tyson Fury insists a potential clash between his brother, Tommy Fury and Jake Paul would be an even affair and believes it would be an intriguing match-up.
YouTube sensation, Paul (2-0, 2 KOs) who fights for the third time as a professional against former UFC fighter Ben Askren on April 17 in Atlanta on Triller pay-per-view has shared a number of social media back-and-forths with former Love Island star and unbeaten light heavyweight, Fury (5-0, 4 KOs) after the ‘Gypsy King’ suggested a bout between them on Twitter.
WBC Heavyweight champion, Fury who has a two-fight deal for an undisputed Heavyweight title clash with unified IBF, WBO, WBA ‘Super’ and IBO titlist, Anthony Joshua in the summer says he would be open to seeing the clash and believes it’s a close fight on paper, with both lacking experience.
“Jake Paul can fight I’ll have you know,” Fury told IFLTV.
“I think they’re both about the same kind of experience. He’s had a few pro fights, he’s had a few. Tommy had a limited amateur background, 10 fights or something. I think it would be an even fight to be fair.
“How are you going to smoke someone in a round, a man 6”1, 185lbs can box, can fight?
“We’ve seen him knock people out. We’ve seen him in the gym sparring. People can’t just knock out a journeyman who’s had 50 losses in a row, so to knock out someone who’s trying to win, pretty hard.
“Especially if they’re the same size and everything’s equal. I think it would be an interesting fight to watch and I think it would be an interesting fight for boxing for sure, because you’ve got two celebrities going at it.”
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Paul, who has amassed over 20m subscribers on YouTube stopped fellow Internet personality, AnEsonGib inside a round on his debut last January and registered his second victory with a two round demolition of former NBA star Nate Robinson on the undercard of Mike Tyson’s exhibition with Roy Jones Jr last November.
The 24-year-old cruiserweight admits his exchanges with Fury have been mainly flippant, but is not ruling out a future showdown with the 21-year-old.
“It’s not very serious,” Paul told IFLTV.
“He’s a little brother living in his big brother’s shadow literally and figuratively. He’s smaller in every way literally.
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“The kid wasn’t even man enough to call me out himself, he had to have his big brother do it, so pretty embarrassing.
“But who knows maybe the fight happens one day, it could be interesting.”
Two-time heavyweight champion, Fury is expected to face Joshua later this year, with promoters Eddie Hearn, Bob Arum and Frank Warren all insisting the fight is close to being finalised, with just contracts to sign and a venue to be decided.
However, the 32-year-old, who has not fought since his stunning seventh round stoppage of Deontay Wilder last February, remains less optimistic.
“Until I’ve got a date and a load of money in my pocket, there’s no fight,” Fury added to iFL TV.
“There’s a lot of things going on that people don’t know behind the scenes that can scupper a fight.
“We’re nowhere near at the moment.”