Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury fight: everything we know about the boxing match so far
24 December 2021, 13:25
The YouTuber-turned-boxer and WBC Champion Tyson Fury's brother, Tommy, may go head-to-head in the boxing ring.
The pair previously set a date for their long-rumoured fight after the Love Island star's brother, Tyson Fury, called for them to have a boxing match. They were set to go head-to-head on December 18th in Miami, Florida.
While Fury still wants to fight Jake Paul next March, Paul expressed that he is no longer interested in fighting him.
In a recent interview with USA Today, Paul revealed that he wants a bigger name for a fight.
Paul said: "Most likely not Tommy. I kind of want someone with a bigger name. We’ll see how all the stars align, but I’m tired of carrying all these Pay-per-view buys by myself."
During an interview, Tommy's father John Fury previously warned Paul that his son Tommy would 'murder him' in a boxing match.
Talk of Tommy, 22, fighting Paul, 24, was further fuelled after Tommy beat Jordan Grant at the Telford International Centre back in June.
Speaking to IFL TV, Tommy Fury's dad said, "I'd give Jake Paul the back of my hand, and I'm 56-years-old."
He continued, "This kid [Tommy] would murder Jake Paul. He'd be on a life sentence, he'd have a murder charge if he fights Jake Paul".
Jake Paul also once confirmed he would be up for a fight with the former reality star once Tommy "gets to his level".
Here's everything we know about the fight so far.
When is Jake Paul and Tommy Fury's fight?
Jake Paul and Tommy Fury were set to go head-to-head on December 18th in Miami, Florida, until Fury reportedly called it off due to illness.
Both parties are yet to comment on there reports.
Earlier this year, John Fury suggested that the fight may take place in the summer, saying, "If he (Jake Paul) wants a fight, there's a slot there on 24th July."
"Grow some nuts and this kid will fight you. Don't worry about that, he steps away from nobody".
What has Jake Paul said about fighting Tommy Fury?
Jake Paul responded to Tyson Fury's request for him to fight his little brother Tommy Fury on social media.
In an Instagram video, Paul says, "The desperation is seeping through the pores of the Fury family".
He continued, "It's quite embarrassing. The heavyweight champion of the world is on Instagram, talking about Jake Paul, begging me to fight his brother."
"Listen Tommy, focus on your fight that's in a couple of weeks, that nobody even knows about by the way."
Paul added, "You're literally picking someone to fight you in three weeks, who hasn't even been training."
"You don't even have an opponent who is going to go through a real camp. Fight someone real, do a real pay-per-view and then maybe we can chat."
"The last guy you fought was 0-9. The people you've fought have a combined total record of 15 wins and 250 losses."
"You guys are desperate. Tommy, you fight for $100,000. You have some ladders to climb to get onto my level. I’m not talking about this anymore. Peace out. F**k you guys.”
What has Tommy Fury said about fighting Jake Paul?
It all began when WBC champion Tyson Fury posted a video on his social media, challenging Jake Paul to a fight against his brother Tommy, who is unbeaten in five bouts.
Paul extended his own undefeated record to three victories after knocking out former UFC fighter Ben Askren in the opening round.
Back in June, following Tommy Fury's victory against Scotland’s Jordan Grant, he revealed he is 'ready' to fight Jake Paul.
“I’m ready, whenever. Come and get it. Listen I’m a Fury, it’s in my f*****g blood. If you want it, come and get it.” Tommy said in an interview.
Tommy Fury also chimed in on Jake Paul fighting Tyron Woodley, claiming he won't fight a person who is a proper challenge for him.
"If there was any [chance] of Woodley beating Jake, then that contract wouldn't have been signed. Why would Jake put himself in a situation where he gets knocked out?"
Tommy continued, "You will see another Jake Paul victory. He's not going to fight anybody who puts a test up because he doesn't need to. Why would he get his teeth knocked in? He's not stupid."
"If the fight comes, then I will take it with both hands because it's easy money."
"Why is Floyd fighting his brother Logan? Because it is easy money."
"I've got my own career, my own path to take, my own journey to follow. If he comes into that, of course I would take it. I would butcher him for nothing." Tommy added.
Speaking of Jake Paul trying to fight him, Tommy said "Calling my name is the wrong move for him."