Jake Paul names Mike Perry the backup opponent to Tommy Fury


Mike Perry is the backup plan for Jake Paul’s next fight.

Speaking to the media this past Saturday, Paul announced that Perry will step in as a replacement opponent should Tommy Fury withdraw from his upcoming boxing bout against Paul on Feb. 25 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia.

“We have Mike Perry on standby,” Paul said when asked if there was a backup for the fight. Let’s get started, Mike Perry. He’s ready to jump in in case Tommy pulls out.”

Perry is currently competing in bare-knuckle boxing for the BKFC, where he is 2-0 with wins over former Bellator welterweight champion Michael “Venom” Page and Julian Lane. He rose to notoriety during a five-year run in the UFC, where he compiled a 7-8 record.

Perry’s involvement is necessary because Paul and Fury have already had two bookings go sour, this August and December 2021. Paul has feuded not only with Fury, but his half-brother heavyweight boxing king Tyson Fury, and their father John Fury.

On both occasions there were problems on the Fury side which led to Tommy not being able to attend the date. This is why Paul doesn’t take any chances.

” A part of me still doubts [that Fury shows up],” Paul. It’s frightening and annoying, and he not turning up at the face-to–face that we were supposed to have right now. It would be stupid and he is probably sick of [Fury’s partner and fellow reality TV star Molly-Mae Hague] spending all his money. He’s got a kid now so he needs to help pay for some diapers.”

Regardless of whether Paul vs. Fury happens or not, “The Problem Child” isn’t sure that Fury ever wanted to enter the ring.

” I think he is a huge talker but I doubt he believes what he says,” Paul stated. “He’s the Fury family puppet, right? John and Tyson were both real fighters and boxers. Tommy believes he must live up to those standards so Tommy says the same things. But I doubt he does. I don’t think he believes in himself and he’s going to be in for a rude awakening and he’s going to hate this sport after I’m done with him.”

Watch Paul speak at the press conference, via Seconds out .

Source: https://www.mmafighting.com/2023/1/30/23577620/jake-paul-announces-mike-perry-as-backup-opponent-for-tommy-fury?rand=96749