Jake Paul has insisted on a one-sided rematch clause for his long-awaited and eagerly anticipated bout with Tommy Fury.
‘The Problem Child’ announced last Friday that he is set to put his perfect 6-0 professional boxing record on the line when he squares off against Fury in Saudi Arabia on February 26.
Paul travelled to London the following day and came face-to-face with Fury ahead of Anthony Yarde’s valiant but ultimately unsuccessful attempt to dethrone three-belt light-heavyweight champion Artur Beterbiev.
After exchanging some trash talk in the ring, Paul stuck around to watch the fight and speak to assembled media.
Meanwhile, Tommy went home to his family which has just got a bit bigger according to his opponent who claims Molly-Mae Hague has given birth to their first child.
During his conversation with the press, the 26-year-old revealed that he has inserted a one-sided rematch clause and will have the option for a second fight with Fury should he lose.
Paul said: “I believe there’s a rematch clause, yes. It’s on my side.”
The YouTuber-turned-boxer also revealed he has a backup opponent in place in case Tyson Fury’s brother doesn’t make it to fight night.
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Former UFC fighter Mike Perry who has previously sparred Paul and been loudly calling for a fight with him is ready to step up on late notice if needed.
Paul added: “We have Mike Perry on standby. Let’s go Mike Perry! But, yeah, he’s ready to jump in if Tommy pulls out.”
Paul vs Fury has been booked twice previously but is yet to come off.
After the first agreement, Fury was forced to withdraw with an injury and replaced by former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley who suffered a viral knockout loss.
The Love Island star was then denied entry to the United States ahead of the proposed second fight and had to pull out again.
Paul booked a fight with Hasim Rahman Jr who also withdrew from the August 6 event that was eventually cancelled, as the internet celebrity opted to face MMA legend Anderson Silva in October instead.
He dropped ‘The Spider’ en route to a decision victory that paved the way for his first fight with an actual boxer in Fury who boasts an 8-0 record and has been training in the sport since he was a child.
- Jake Paul confirms one-sided rematch clause for Tommy Fury fight after revealing UFC veteran Mike Perry will play backup role if he withdraws again
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