Call Jake Paul lucky or just perfectly skilled, but facing a replacement on the edge of the fight week is commendable for talking about his guts. December 18, 2021, in Tampa, Florida, USA was supposed to be the day when Paul was supposed to face celebrity boxer Tommy Fury, who’s also the younger brother of legendary undefeated boxer and heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury. Paul was shutting his critics down on the way to the fight who suggested that he never fought a younger opponent and never fought a complete boxer.
However, a rib injury made Fury pull out of the fight just days before the fight card took place and now Paul needed a replacement. Entered former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley for a rematch, so that Woodley could avenge his loss from Paul in the first fight back in August 2021.
However, Woodley didn’t know what was incoming and Paul made the biggest moment of his life and the biggest upset in combat sports history. Paul knocked Woodley out cold in the sixth round. From there on, it was an exponential growth of respect from the boxing and MMA community towards Paul to become a dedicated student of this sport. However, he still to be accepted as a fighter by many.
Jake Paul suggests Tommy Fury to ‘get his own fans and clout’
Paul came for an interview with sports journalist Ariel Helwani on MMA Fighting‘s The MMA Hour. There, Paul talked about his future in boxing and MMA, his diss track on Dana White and much more. Eventually, Paul stumbled upon the question of if he and Fury would run it back since the latter has said he is ready and healthy by March 2022.
“This guy is on drugs, like, he’s delusional, he’s sort of missed his chance and his opportunity…” says Paul. “I sort of want him to fight Tyron Woodley and see what happens there because I think Tyron would knock Tommy out so I almost want them to have a fight. Because people only know Tommy because of me. I want him like ‘go get some of your own fans, clout or do something and then maybe we could run it back.”
What do you make of Paul dismissing Fury? Do you think Paul is genuinely uninterested or does Fury really possess some challenges inside the boxing ring that Paul should avoid? Who do you think wins the fight between Paul and Fury? Also, who do you think wins between Fury and Woodley if that ever happens by the way of Paul’s suggestions for Fury?