Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury: John Fury issues damning statement

  • Tom Ward

Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury looks like it may finally be happening after all, but not everyone is too happy about it.

The YouTube star-turned-prizefighter, 25, is reportedly on the verge of agreeing a deal to fight the younger brother of Tyson Fury, 23, this summer.

Paul and Fury were supposed to fight in December, but the Brit pulled out of the fight due to a broken rib and chest infection.

Now it looks like it will be rescheduled after months of waiting as talks continue between the two parties over a possible bout.

But Fury’s father John insists he won’t have anything to do with it as he described it as ‘a pile of s**t’.

That’s despite him calling Paul virtually every name under the sun in an expletive-laden rant at a press conference in Morecambe late last year.

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In an Instagram video, he said: “Quick video – People are mentioning me saying I am saying that there is negotiations in place for Tommy to fight this clown from overseas.

“It’s not true. I have nothing to do with this at all because it’s a pile of s**t. I don’t like anybody who is associated with those people over there.

“They’re nothing but a pack of t***ers, YouTubers, and I’m not interested in it one bit in any way, shape or form.

“So people, here this; don’t keep using my name saying I’m saying this or I’m saying that because it’s not true.

“I want nothing to do with this farce at all – not now, not ever.”

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He finished it off by saying ‘have a pleasant evening’.

Fury’s comments come after Paul’s coach Danny Smith confirmed that negotiations are ‘around 90 per cent done.’

Smith told Vegas Insider: “I’d probably say that we’re around 90 per cent done but we’re just waiting on their end. We’re good on our end. Whatever particulars that need to be worked out there end that’s what we’re waiting on.

“I think so without question [Fury is the right fight for Paul]. And I like it because Tommy is a very fast foot guy, very fast hands and he moves around and understands distance and range, he boxes fairly well. It’s going to be really, really good.

“He’s not a huge puncher, but decent, with the right hand he is pretty decent. I think that it’s a really, really good step up for both guys to be honest with. The reason I’m picking Jake to beat Tommy is because Jake has more of a dog mentality, the bigger puncher, and he’s willing to trade.”

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