Jake Paul takes swipe at Tommy Fury after claiming he will be 'ready to step in' if boxing rival pulls out of next fight | The Sun
JAKE PAUL took a swipe at Tommy Fury after claiming he will be "ready to step in" if his boxing rival pulls out of his next fight.
Fury returns to the ring on Sunday on Floyd Mayweather's undercard against 5-2 American Paul Bamba.
And in attendance will be YouTuber-turned boxer Paul, fresh off his win over 47-year-old UFC legend Anderson Silva.
The American, 25, took the chance to aim a dig at Fury, 23, who has TWICE pulled out against him.
Paul said: "Dubai…It’s about to be a party. I’m ready to step in if Tommy pulls out."
Fury first withdrew against Paul last December after suffering a rib injury in training.
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And for their rescheduled date in August a US visa issue saw the grudge match scrapped once more.
Fury's travel restriction still persists leaving Paul faced with traveling abroad for the celebrity mega-fight.
But he said on the MMA Hour: "Yeah, I love going to those crowds because they all boo me, and I shut them up.
"I like playing the role of the heel, especially in the UK."
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He added: "Yeah, there's definitely interest, I think if his team is taking the financial risk and putting the event on then I'm cool.
"I just don't want to take that risk because I think he's going to back out again, most likely.
"It's an easy fight for me, the kid's a novice, he's never even fought anyone good.
"He's never even had an eight-round fight, he doesn't have the experience I have which is crazy to say because he's been boxing his whole life.
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"But people call him a professional boxer and they respect him as a professional boxer, and I'd love to strip that title from him.
"I wouldn't even have to train for that fight, I would still train because I'm a professional, but I wouldn't have to train to beat him."
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