June 12, 2021

Tommy Fury’s dad makes Jake Paul fight offer he knows he can’t accept

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Tommy Fury’s dad John has called on Jake Paul to fight his son on the undercard of Tyson Fury’s trilogy bout with Deontay Wilder – despite the YouTube star agreeing to fight Tyron Woodley a month later.

The younger Fury won his sixth successive professional fight with a points win over Jordan Grant on Saturday night.

And after being taken the distance for just the second time in his paid career, both he and his dad called out social media star Paul.

The pair have gone back and forth in recent months after Paul began his own boxing career with three successive stoppage wins.

He is scheduled to take on former UFC champion Woodley in August – but John Fury offered him a fight on July 24 in Las Vegas.

Tommy Fury and his dad John
Tommy Fury and his dad John
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“Good on Jake Paul doing what he’s doing,” he said. “Good luck to the kid, he’s game enough to get in the ring and any man who gets in there is a game man.

“But it’s a big difference coming from no crowd to a big crowd. This was new for him tonight but Jake Paul, we’ll have you next.

“If you think he’s no good, we’ll take you on Tyson’s undercard.”

His fighting son added: “Jake Paul, I’m ready whenever.”

Fury preserved his unbeaten record against Grant and was rarely troubled as he won every round on the referee’s scorecard.

But he was unable to add to his KO highlight reel against Grant who was fighting for just the third time in the paid ranks.

Tommy Fury lands a shot on Jordan Grant
Fury lands a shot on Jordan Grant
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“It was a good fight, all respect to him, he did Scotland proud and he’s a good game kid,” added Fury.

“People need to take their time with me, I had 10 amateur fights. This is not a sprint, it’s a marathon, I learned more in those four rounds than in my previous five fights.

“I’m just trying to get better every time. I’m no Sugar Ray Leonard; I’m Tommy Fury and I’m trying to do the best I can.

“I’m going to take my time and go through my apprenticeship properly.

“Those are the first punches I’ve taken as a pro so I know I’ll benefit from that and next time I’ll be better again.”

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