Tommy Fury claims Jake Paul is a ‘million per cent’ scared of him as he prepares to take on the YouTube star’s sparring partner Anthony Taylor when he makes his debut in the USA
- The rivalry between Tommy Fury and Jake Paul has been heating up
- Fury’s bout with Anthony Taylor comes on undercard of Paul vs Tyron Woodley
- Tyson Fury’s half-brother insists Paul is running scared of facing him in the future
Tommy Fury insists Jake Paul is running scared of facing him in a potential bout as he prepares to make his United States debut against Anthony Taylor.
Tyson Fury’s half-brother is set to take on the MMA fighter, who has been sparring with Paul, on August 29.
Their bout will be on the undercard of the main event which consists of Paul taking on Tyron Woodley as the rivalry between the YouTube star and Fury heats up.
Tommy Fury will be making his debut in the United States when he faces Anthony Taylor
Ahead of a highly anticipated potential bout between the pair, Fury insists Paul is running scared of facing him when quizzed on if the 24-year-old was fearing a potential fight.
‘A million percent,’ he told Boxing Social. ‘The difference is I am a Fury and a fighting man and been doing this since I was a baby and he’s been running about with a camera in his hand since he was a baby. There is a big difference there. I’ve been raised in gyms getting smashed about the head. What’s he been doing?
‘When Jake Paul gets hit proper and his jaw is killing him and he can’t chew or his ribs are broken, he’s going to know what its like to be a fighter. Fighting Ben Askren and all these other fools he has fought, he has never took a shot so lets see Jake Paul when he takes a shot.
MMA fighter Taylor (left) has been sparring with Fury’s rival YouTube star Jake Paul (right)
‘The gamers they go around, they want to be famous on Instagram. They want to do this and that. That’s what it is about for them. You’ve seen just yesterday they released stupid videos running about jumping in the air. I’m not about that.
‘If I go in there and blast this guy out he’s going to go “oh, I don’t want a bit of that. I’m making money as I am let’s leave him alone.” We have seen this happen before when big fights don’t happen so let’s hope that he is a man of his word and let’s get it on.’
Fury has reportedly signed a two-fight deal with Showtime Boxing in the USA. He has won all six of his professional fights so far, most recently securing a points victory over Jordan Grant in June.
It is anticipated that YouTube star Paul could eventually take on Fury in America
The 22-year-old though he is out to prove a point in the United States and that by defeating Taylor he would already have a psychological edge over Paul if the pair do eventually face off against each other.
‘[I want to make] a statement, that’s the goal every time you know’ he added. ‘Every time I get in the ring I want to show a new leaf to my game and over there in America that’s what I want to show even more now and more so that it is Jake Paul’s sparring partner. You know it just add a bit more flavour to it doesn’t it?
‘So I’m going to go over there and show what I am about and it’s the same every time. When you get up close and personal everything changes because I’m not here to mess about. All these guys are pretenders.
‘It can go both ways. Don’t forget this man I’m fighting is sparring with Jake Paul on the regular so obviously Jake Paul isn’t blasting him out there or else he wouldn’t’ be sparing.’