Jake Paul predicts how Tommy Fury’s grudge match will end.
The two influencers-turned-boxers are set to collide on Feb. 26 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, and Paul was on site to promote the event on Wednesday in what was supposed to be a press conference featuring both fighters. Fury was unavailable due to “a private and personal matter” according to George Warren of Queensbury Promotions, who was there to address Fury’s absence.
That didn’t stop Paul from taking shots at his rival.
“Paul said that he was used to his behaviour at this stage. “He’s unprofessional, he’s a flake, he’s not a serious businessman, he’s not a serious fighter and I’m going to prove that. This fight is called “The Truth” because it’s the truth. He’s going to have to pay for all the times he pulled out, all the business people he screwed over, it’s disrespectful. These are some of boxing’s biggest stars, promoters, the best people in the country, and they don’t want him to be there because of some ‘private matter’. All of us have our private lives.
” When you commit to something, it’s about that. It just means that you’re scared. He said that he did not need to train to fight. ‘Oh, I can fight Jake Paul and I don’t even have to train.’ Meanwhile, his excuse first was that he had to train extra for this fight and now apparently it’s a private matter. It’s typical Fury stuff-I love Tyson, but I’m saying the dad and Tommy, it’s typical for them.”
Heavyweight Boxer Derek Chisora was present to moderate the press conference. He asked Paul how long the fight would last. Paul just came off an 8-round unanimous win against Anderson Silva, MMA legend. He also holds knockout victories over Tyron Woodley (former UFC champion) and Ben Askren (former ONE Championship champion).
Fury’s bout with Paul marks the first scheduled eight-rounder of the Love Island star’s boxing career.
“Three-to-four rounds,” Paul stated. The kid has never been tested. He’s never been in a hard fight. His combined record of opponents is 20 wins, 200 hundred losses. His opponent record is 200 wins, 200 hundred losses. I’ve got two chips on my shoulder. Two chips are on my shoulder.
“He’s been spoon-fed his whole entire life. Piggybacked off of his brother. He was meant to be in the business. He became famous from a reality TV show, and now he is just trying to ride the wave of fame in order to make a living. However, I will show him on February 26 what a hurt sport this is. He’s not going to like this sport after I’m done with him.”
Despite Fury being on the A-side, Paul feels that Fury will feel the most pressure once they face each other. Both were originally scheduled to face off on two occasions prior to Fury becoming ill.
Fury may be best-known as a reality television star but also as the half-brother of Tyson Fury (heavyweight boxing champion), which Paul feels has put him in the eighth ball.
” I think there’s too much pressure on him,” Paul stated. “He’s never been a main event. He has never fought 8 rounds. He has never fought someone similar to me. This much media coverage, attention and trash talking has never been done by him. So the pressure is going to get to him. He just had a kid. He has one chance at becoming something. Then, it is back to what the child does.
“So the pressure’s on him for sure and he probably will have to stay here in Saudi and maybe he wants to, it’s really nice here. He might be able to become Cristiano Ronaldo’s masseuse, or anything .”
Asked again for a prediction, Paul made it clear that he won’t need more than half the fight to put Fury away.
“Paul said, “I’m going to knock him out in four rounds.” It’s your mortgage. Put your mortgage on it.”
Fury currently 8-0 in his professional career, four of which were by knockout. His past three outings have all been won on points, with his latest victory being a six-round affair against Daniel Bocianski.
These recent results have made Paul feel confident that he is not in danger of getting a punch out.
“He could not knock out Daniel Bocianski (a taxi driver) in six rounds,” Paul stated. The guy isn’t powerful. He couldn’t knock out Anthony Taylor, he couldn’t even wobble him, he couldn’t even hurt him. 25 more than Anthony Taylor. This guy has a low KO percentage.
“Normally, I build up my opponents, but this is just hard. I don’t know, I’m just telling the truth and people are going to see. They’ll be amazed, but I’m not sure. .”