Tommy Fury fully expects Jake Paul fight will happen in 2022 as “he’s not daft”

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Tommy Fury is confident he will finally settle his differences with bitter rival Jake Paul this year.

The pair were set to clash in Tampa, Florida in December last year, but the former Love Island star was forced to withdraw due to illness and a broken rib.

Instead, YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul contested a rematch with UFC star Tyron Woodley, and defeated the 39-year-old with a brutal knockout in the sixth round.

So far, the bout has yet to be rescheduled and Fury insists he is ready to negotiate, but stressed it is now all in Paul’s hands.

“I’m not really waiting around for him, he knows I’m ready to fight at all times,” Fury told Sky Sports News. “I’ve put that out there countless times and I’m not the issue here – if the man wanted the fight, we’d have a rescheduled date by now.



Tommy Fury is eager to reschedule his fight with Jake Paul for this year
Tommy Fury is eager to reschedule his fight with Jake Paul for this year

“The ball is in his court and I’m ready to fight whenever. I would like to see it happen at the end of the year, I know Frank [Warren, promoter] is still trying to reach out [to] him and I do think the fight is still there because he’s not daft.

“Who else is he going to fight? He’s got nobody else to fight. This fight is the biggest fight for him to take at the minute and he knows that full well.

“But I’m looking to get a run-out on Tyson’s undercard and we’ll see that fight up at the back end of the year.”

The 22-year-old is keen to fight on the undercard of brother Tyson’s mega WBC heavyweight clash with Dillian Whyte.

Whyte holds the WBC interim title after beating Alexander Povetkin in a rematch and will finally get his shot at The Gypsy King’s full world title.

Both fighters have now signed contracts to ensure their all-British clash will go ahead with the fight expected to take place at Wembley on April 23.

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Fury withdrew from his bout with Paul scheduled for last December due to illness and injury
Fury withdrew from his bout with Paul scheduled for last December due to illness and injury

There were concerns that Whyte may not put pen to paper due to a dispute over the 80-20 purse split in Fury’s favour.

But still the Londoner will earn a career high pay day of £5.6million from the fight after signing on the dotted line – plus a £3.1m bonus if he dethrones the unbeaten Fury.

The younger of the Fury brothers is confident his older sibling will retain his title.

“In this game, there is levels to it – that’s just the top and bottom of it in boxing – and Dillian Whyte just isn’t at Tyson’s level,” Fury said. “This will be one of Tyson’s easiest fights, because you go from Deontay Wilder who can put your lights out in one second with one punch and then you’re going over to Dillian Whyte who has not always looked the best, not always been up there.

“He’s taken a while to get this title shot, he’s got a few miles on the clock himself, he’s had a few bad knock-outs – I don’t see him posing any threat.”