Tommy Fury vs. Jake Paul ??
Tommy Fury says Jake Paul isn’t silly enough to box anyone who has a chance of knocking him out.
Love Island Light-Heavyweight star Fury (5-0, 4 KOs) has made an impressive start to his career and is locked in a verbal battle with YouTuber Paul who now parades as a professional boxer.
A clash between them has been mooted, but Fury has his full attention on facing Scot Jordan Grant (2-0) at Telford International Centre on Saturday night (June 5), live on BT Sport 1 from 7pm.
Manchester’s Fury said: “If Jake Paul gets in the ring with me it will be dangerous for him, but keep fighting these clowns he’s fighting and it’s not going to be dangerous for him.
“He is a cunning man. He has earned a lot of money and if there was any chance of Tyron Woodley beating Jake Paul that contract wouldn’t have got signed.
“Why would Jake Paul put himself in a position where he is going to get knocked spark out? He is not going to fight anybody who will test him because he doesn’t need to.
“He is making a fortune from YouTube. Why is he going to get his teeth knocked out for nothing?
“These MMA guys like Woodley and his last opponent Ben Askren will fight him all day long. They earn £300,000 for MMA and can get three or four million for fighting him.
“If it comes it comes because it is easy money. I am not going to focus on Jake Paul. Saturday night is where my mind is and I have a job to do.”
Paul who has won three boxing matches fights former UFC star Woodley on August 1 recently landed a deal with US network, Showtime.
Fury’s promoter Frank Warren believes that Paul teaming up with Showtime improves the chance of Tommy facing the brash American in the future.
Warren added: “I appreciate what Jake Paul has done with no amateur experience and all these followers.
“He has monetised that through boxing and good luck to him, but if he wants to fight Tommy that fight is there every day of the week.
“The level Tommy is at now is a level above Jake. If Jake wants that fight, he isn’t even pushing an open door. The hinges are off and he just needs to walk in and we will do it.
“I will carry Tommy there for the fight. It’s a no brainer and the general public will watch it. Tommy also has a big following, is Tyson Fury’s brother and brings a lot to the table.”
Fury v Grant is on a bill that is headlined by Daniel Dubois (15-1, 14 KOs) who challenges Bogdan Dinu (20-2, 16 KOs) for the vacant WBA interim Heavyweight title.
Belfast’s Middleweight Caoimhin Agyarko (8-0, 5 KOs) is back and will be aiming for his fifth successive inside the distance win when he boxes Mexican Ernesto Olvera (11-6-1, 3 KOs)
Stoke-on-Trent’s hugely popular Middleweight Nathan Heaney (11-0, 3 KOs) has his second fight under the Queensberry banner when he meets Bulgarian Iliyan Markov (6-14-2, 3 KOs).
Unbeaten English Bantamweight champion Liam Davies (8-0, 3 KOs) faces Bulgaria’s Stefan Slavchev (11-38-2, 4 KOs).
Featherweight Adan Mohamed (1-0) boxes a four rounder against Luke Fash (2-59-2).
Also on the show is 18-year-old decorated amateur George Bance who makes his professional debut after signing with Queensberry
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