John Fury has boldly promised to make Tommy Fury retire from boxing if he fights Jake Paul and fails to knock him out.
The 8-0 (4 KOs) younger brother of Tyson Fury and 6-0 (4 KOs) YouTuber-turned-boxer have twice signed to meet in the past, but Tommy was twice forced to pull out.
Now, the pair are in talks to try and make the fight for a third time, prompting strong comments from Tommy’s father John.
He told FairBettingSites: “Let me tell you this much – if Tommy can’t knock Jake Paul out, I’ll retire Tommy from the sport of boxing straight afterwards.
“I’ll have no more to do with it, I’ll say, ‘Look, you’re going nowhere,’ because I don’t rate Jake Paul at all.
“I think Jake Paul would struggle with me.
“If I had a seven week camp now and got the proper sparring and got my weight down, Jake Paul would struggle with me.
“If Tommy could not knock him into next week – and I mean do a number on him – he has no right looking at conventional boxing at all because Jake Paul would not win a proper amateur fight. He would not beat a decent class amateur.
“Boxing a man 50 years old that needs a zimmer frame to get in the ring, come on.
“Tommy’s a livewire. Tommy can punch as hard as a heavyweight.
“But can we actually get Jake Paul in the ring? We’re going to find out very shortly because we’ve said, ‘Okay, yeah we’ll take it, whatever you’re offering, let’s get it on.’
“He needs to be sorted out, but I don’t think he will because I saw him that day over in Dubai and saw fear in his eyes.
“He’s not a fighting man. I got within feet of him, looked into his eyes – he ain’t going to want no part of Tommy.”
John continued: “Paul’s getting people interested and making money, but when he meets a proper boxer and feels the force of a trained athlete, that’s trained to fight properly, you’ll see what will happen to him.
“Like I say, if Tommy does not dismantle him, I’ll retire him then and there on that night – and I mean that. Tommy, he’d agree.
“Tommy is looking to do a number on him from the first bell. The minute Tommy hits him with a right hand or a left hook he’s gone.”
Regarding whether the fight can actually be made again, John is confident that his son will accept less money to force it through.
“Jake Paul’s underpaying us but we’ll take an under payment to get him in the ring,” he said.
“We’re trying to put it together now. We’ve said whatever the money is, let’s take it. We’re not bothered.
“We’re being underpaid, we know that. But we’re going to say let’s get on with it.
“Whatever the money is he’s got to get Jake Paul in that ring in 2023 and get him knocked out. He knows it.
“Jake Paul will take some nailing down. We’re up for it…
“Whatever money’s put across we’re going to say yes let’s get on with it.
“Even though we know we’re getting underpaid by millions of pounds basically because he’s getting all the millions Jake Paul – and we’re the A-side of conventional boxing.
“He’s crossing over to our side of the road, not the other way around. He thinks he’s the A-side, how is he the A-side when Tyson’s the most popular sportsman in the whole world?
“What gives Jake Paul to command, say, an 80-20 split because that’s what he’s offering.
“Whatever he wants to give Tommy – peanuts – we’re not bothered.”
- John Fury vows to RETIRE Tommy Fury from boxing if he fails to KO Jake Paul as he says, ‘Tommy can punch as hard as a heavyweight’
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