It’s the fight every millennial has been waiting for as YouTube megastar Jake Paul is preparing for another boxing fight after his showdown with Tyson Fury’s reality TV star brother was confirmed.
The clash labelled ‘One Will Fall’ is going ahead on Saturday 18 December in Tampa Bay, Florida.
US-based YouTuber Paul and former Love Island contestant, and half brother of Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, have endured a long-running feud on social media throughout the past year, with the American taking to Twitter recently with a few words for his British counterpart:
“Pucker up Timmy, it’s time to kiss ur last name and ur family’s boxing legacy goodbye.”
There will be no love lost between the pair when they meet next month, the fight is massive for Fury and the future of his professional career, with Paul only taking up the sport in 2018.
The Brit, meanwhile, who shot to mainstream fame in 2019 after finishing runner-up in hit reality TV show Love Island with his now-girlfriend Molly-Mae Hague, has been a boxer his entire life, winning all seven of his professional fights to date with four of those coming via knockout.
Jake Paul has put together a seventy-five percent finishing rate so far. But this upcoming bout will mark the first time The Problem Child tests skills against a boxer who isn’t a neophyte.
This is a contest pitting two undefeated boxers against one another but someone’s 0 could potentially go (pending a draw), and a lot is on the line in Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury.
And although the bookies have Fury as the odds-on favourite to win the fight, while Paul is longer at 13/8; the draw is a best-price 14/1 with William Hill, it is set to be a close one.
Paul has had a lot of domestic exposure to fans in performances that lend themselves a bit better for a highlight reel. Paul has been favoured in most of his bouts to date, so this will be a very different role for him.
Conversely, Fury is a bit less known on a domestic level having only had his US debut in his last outing but no doubt, having his brother Tyson at his corner will help.
In terms of odds movement closer to the fight, it may be that odds will move in Paul’s favour – especially as the betting public loves a KO, and while his last fight was his first to go the distance, Paul has generally been known to generate knockouts.
It’s also been well documented that the contract, drafted by Paul’s team, has been bizarre. One part reads: If Fury is declared the winner of the Bout, Paul hereby agrees to pay Fury Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00) directly from Paul’s purse as an additional fighter bonus.
“However, if Paul is declared the winner of the Bout, Fury hereby agrees to (i) commence, within thirty (30) days of the conclusion of the Bout, an application process with the Royal Courts of Justice in the United Kingdom to obtain a deed poll legally changing Fury’s name to “Tommy Fumbles,” (ii) change, within twenty four (24) hours of the Bout, all of his social media accounts to reflect the name “Tommy Fumbles:, and (iii) immediately after the Bout utilise the name “Tommy Fumbles” in all forms of media…”
Stay tuned peeps as we will be back with more updated in the Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury saga.