Prior to their December professional boxing match, the undefeated punching duo of Tommy Fury and Jake Paul hed a pre-fight press conference, with the latter engaging in a wild war of words with Fury’s father, John Fury in a heated back-and-forth.
Slated to make his fifth professional boxing walk next month, the undefeated, 4-0 Paul looks to continue with a professional career that has seen him so far take a trio of opening round knockout victories against AnEsonGib, Nate Robinson, and Ben Askren — prior to an August split decision triumph against former UFC welterweight kingpin, Tyron Woodley.
For Fury, the 7-0 Manchester-born striker also boasts an undefeated professional record which he intends to improve on his end-of-year pairing with Paul, having most recently taken home a unanimous decision victory over Paul’s teammate, Bellator MMA, and BAMMA alum, Anthony Taylor back on the same card as Paul and the above-mentioned, Woodley.
After months of speculation linking the pair to an eventual professional boxing showdown, Paul and former Love Island feature, Fury is slated to headline a professional boxing card promoted by Showtime on December 18. at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida at a catchweight of 192lbs.
Jake Paul, John Fury trade a multitude of insults ahead of Paul’s December boxing match with Tommy Fury
Appearing remotely for a press conference with BT Sport Boxing ahead of the December date, Paul engaged in a furious war-of-words alongside the trio of Tommy and John Fury, as well as Tommy’s elder brother, reigning WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury.
Firing barbs at Paul, Fury claimed that the Ohio native had made a mistake by agreeing to fight his son, claiming he was “with the big dogs now“.
“Shut up schoolboy,” John Fury said to Jake Paul. “And speak when you’re spoken to. You’re with the big dogs now, puppy. Shut up. You’re with the big dogs now, puppy — where you’ll get bit.“
When Paul described Fury as a “single, old man” — the Galway-born former boxer claimed that Paul was lucky that he was unable to travel to the United States.
“Yeah, I’ll tell you what, you wouldn’t like to meet the old man,” Fury said. “You can count your lucky stars that I’m banned from your country, cause I’d slap you ’till your teeth rattle you bum.“
Fury then claimed that his son would handily knock Paul out.
“You know Tommy [Fury] knocks you out, don’t you,” Fury said to Jake Paul. “He’s gonna bend your girlfriend over and do her like a dog, in front of you. I’m telling you straight. Get the glasses off, you idiot.“