Tommy Fury’s father has said his son will quit professional boxing if he fails to defeat Jake Paul.
“Absolutely, no shadow of a doubt. There is no more boxing for him if he loses. But, I am 100 percent confident he will knock him out. It’s a big ask for Jake Paul, because Tommy is much better than what he’s faced before, so fair do’s to him,” said Tommy’s father to talkSPORT.
Fury and Paul have been trying to close the fight since 2021, but due to different circumstances they have not been able to face each other.
First, Tommy suffered a rib injury that caused him to pull out of the confrontation with the YouTuber. Later, in 2022, he had problems accessing the United States, so Paul had to find a new rival.
“If they don’t, it’s a doomed contest,” John Fury said. “But both boys want to fight, so I can’t see any issues. It’s a great venue they’ve got and the fans have been waiting a long time for this.”
The fight is a “done” deal
Although there is still no official agreement, the latest report is that they are looking for it to be done on February 25 in Saudi Arabia.
It was precisely in the Middle East that they met for the last time, where Paul starred in a clash with Tommy Fury’s father during the exhibition of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Deji.
“It’s 99 percent done,” John confirmed. “We have been in camp before Christmas so we are ahead of schedule. Things are going really well; we are looking to put a great fight on for the fans.”
During 2022, Paul fought former UFC champion Anderson Silva, whom he defeated by unanimous decision in October. Whereas Tommy only had one sanctioned bout against Daniel Bocianski in April and won on points.
Jake Paul is 6-0 as a professional boxer with four wins by way of knockout. In his time he has fought three former mixed martial arts fighters including Ben Askren, Tyron Woodley and Anderson Silva.