Promoter Eddie Hearn has no problem with the idea of a showdown between cruiserweight prospect Tommy Fury (5-0, 4 KOs) and Youtube star Jake Paul (2-0, 2 KOs).
Tommy Fury, the younger brother for WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, has been trading words on social media with Paul.
“I like Tommy Fury against Jake Paul. Personally, I don’t mind. Jake Paul is putting the work in. And I’ve seen many pro fighters that are worse than Jake Paul,” Hearn said.
Back in January of 2020, Hearn was the promoter of Paul’s boxing debut, when he blew away Youtube rival AnEsonGib in the first round.
Paul was back in action in November, when the 24-year-old brutally stopped NBA veteran Nate Robinson in two rounds as part of the pay-per-view undercard to the Mike Tyson-Roy Jones exhibition.
He’s back in the ring on April 17, against MMA veteran Ben Askren.
21-year-old Tommy Fury crushed journeyman Scott Williams in one round last weekend.
John Fury, the father of Tommy and Tyson, is a fan of Paul’s antics and he’d love to see his son get in the ring with Paul in the near future. They are willing to face Paul next – if the fight can be secured by promoter Frank Warren.
“I’m enjoying a bit of a joke with Jake Paul. We hope to get him sometime in the future. We’d probably take him next if we can get him. But they’re just pipe dreams at the minute,” John Fury said.
“I thought Tommy’s thing with the wig on was great. Jake Paul, equally as good, we’ve enjoyed a backwards and forwards with these two, it’s going to be a great.”