Jake Paul has accepted Tommy Fury’s request to face him in the UK. The pair’s last fight in August was canceled when Fury was banned from the US and now the UK has confirmed he is still not allowed to cross the pond.
Paul defeated former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva on Saturday in his sixth professional fight. When he took the mic to call his next opponent many expected Fury’s name to be released again after both men verbally agreed to try to fight for a third time.
However, Paul chose to call out MMA icon Nate Diaz and middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez instead. A frustrated Fury appeared on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Hour trying to get Paul to agree to the UK protest, saying he and Jake would sell ‘70,000 tickets’ in his country.
In response to Fury’s British demand, Paul – who appears behind Fury on MMA Hour – said: “Yeah, I want to go to the guys because they’ve all been talking to me, and I’ve shut them up. I want to play heel, especially in the UK.”
“But people call him a great boxer and respect him as a great boxer, and I would like to take that title away from him. I’m not even going to train for this fight, I’m going to train because I’m a professional, but I don’t have to train to beat him.”
Paul vs Fury looks like it could happen at the finish line. Whether the fight is the next for the Battle of the Troubles is yet to be seen.
The YouTube star revealed that he hasn’t decided on his next opponent yet and will have to ‘go back to the drawing board’ to look at his options, although Fury will be among the shortlisted.