‘Pathetic’ Tyson Fury tells Jake Paul why he needs to fight Tommy Fury

Tyson Fury has told Jake Paul that he needs to fight Tommy Fury to get his viewing figures up after a disappointing PPV sales number following his last fight.

Paul was due to face-off against Fury in December until the Manchester fighter was forced to pull out of the bout due to a broken rib and bacterial chest infection.

Paul would instead face a rematch against Tyron Woodley, securing a knockout win, and has questioned the legitimacy of Fury’s injury ever since.

His knockout was a good highlight for his career, setting up the overhand right to KO the former UFC champion Woodley.

But whilst it was a good night for his professional record, it wasn’t so good business-wise.

Paul admitted that his rematch with Woodley was ‘not my best business night’, after reportedly only selling 60,000 pay per views.

He said: “Not my best business night. But remember, everyone wanted to see me vs. [Tommy] Fury and that’s what we sold.”

Fury has regularly pushed for the canceled bout to be rescheduled, criticizing his win over Woodley, Paul has so far refused to do so – with no talks currently being held.

Paul has stated he plans to take some time away from boxing, before potentially returning to the ring later this year.

And Tommy’s older half-brother, Tyson, has stated why Paul must face Tommy.

Fury said: “When he (Tommy) gets over his injury he’ll be back boxing. Hopefully he gets the fights he wants.

Tommy Fury takes on Jake Paul in Florida in December
Tommy Fury hopes to face Jake Paul in 2022

“It’s quite clear to see that Jake Paul needs Tommy Fury.

“Jake Paul donated just 60,000 buys against his last opponent, which is pathetic.

“If he’d have fought Tommy, it would have been in the millions.

“So we know who needs who.

“Tommy wants to get it back on, but I don’t think they fancy it.”

Fury spoke to journalist Ariel Helwani about his injuries and admitted that he hopes to reschedule a fight with Paul this year.

But the Manchester-born fighter added that his aspirations are bigger than just fighting his American rival.

“The fact of the matter is there’s unfinished business here and this fight needs to take place, because how can he be serious about fighting if he’s never fought a boxer before?” I have added.

“How can he be serious about this? He keeps referring to the UFC. If he wants to go and fight in the UFC, he do not put on a pair of boxing gloves again and go and fight in the UFC. Don’t call yourself a boxer if you’ve never ever fought one.

“Make no mistake, that’s the fight I want next, and I’ll always be checking in with my team every single day to see where we’re up to with that. But there comes a time where I have my own career.

“My goal still isn’t changed. My goal is to be a champion in this sport.

“And believe it or not, fighting Jake Paul, it doesn’t give me that at all. Fighting Jake Paul will never make me a champion in boxing.

“So Jake Paul, yes, it’s a great fight. It’s a big fight. But it doesn’t really make me achieve my dreams. So at the end of the day, I’ll wait for a certain amount of time, I’ ll try my best to get this fight back on track. You talk to everybody, this is the fight that I want. But at the end of the day, my career goes on.”


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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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