Jake Paul is close to closing a deal to fight Tommy Fury.
24-year-old YouTuber Jake and former ‘Love Island’ contestant Tommy, the younger brother of world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, have been embroiled in a war of words since they became involved in a series of disputes in the social networks and a possible fight between the couple. been discussed for months.
Their rivalry recently accelerated when 22-year-old Tommy was on the undercard for Jake’s fight against former UFC champion Tyron Woodley and they exchanged verbal comments.
And now, according to promoter Frank Warren, at least the fight could be on the horizon, as they are already in the “contract classification” stage.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Warren said: “We are resolving contracts at this time.
“Until they’re signed, we know it doesn’t mean anything.
“If it happens, it will be in the United States.
“I think it will happen.
“We are not far from doing it.”
Fury’s older brother Tyson, 33, and his father John increased the pressure on Tommy recently when it comes to his impending fight with Jake.
Tyson, who defeated Deontay Wilder when defending his WBC world title at the weekend, said he will make Tommy quit boxing and change his name if he fails to beat Jake, while John said he would tear his son apart if he could. ‘ ‘. t mop the floor with the former Disney Channel star.
Tyson previously said: “If Tommy can’t splash Jake Paul, I’ll take him out of boxing myself.
“If you can’t beat Jake Paul, forget about boxing.
“Because he has the ambition to be a world champion, he doesn’t mind beating a YouTube guy. But Tommy, his name is Fury. If he can’t beat Jake Paul, I’m going to have to change his name.”
And John echoed Tyson’s sentiments and added, “If he can’t beat Jake Paul, I’ll tear him to pieces myself with a bamboo stick!”