Tommy Fury, Tyson's Half Brother, Agrees to Fight Contract with Jake Paul

Tim Daniels@@TimDanielsBRFeatured Columnist IVOctober 8, 2021

CLEVELAND, OHIO - AUGUST 29: Tommy Fury fights Anthony Taylor in their Cruiserweight bout during a Showtime pay-per-view event at Rocket Morgage Fieldhouse on August 29, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Tommy Fury said he's reached a tentative agreement for a boxing match against YouTube star Jake Paul pending a final review of the contract.

Fury, the half brother of heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury, told TMZ Sports in an interview released Friday he's planning to deliver a ferocious knockout to Paul in the hyped clash.

"Get that sent [contract] over to my lawyers ASAP, right now, we'll get that looked at and sorted because there's not a chance in hell you're winning this fight," he said. "You're leaving on a stretcher. You're getting knocked spark out and you know it. Get it over to me now."

Fury owns a 7-0 record since turning pro in 2018. His most recent victory came in August when he beat Anthony Taylor by unanimous decision on the Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley undercard.

The 22-year-old British rising star previously explained on The MMA Hour (h/t MMA Fighting) the previous proposals from Paul's camp were "terrible" and he didn't view the social media sensation as a legitimate threat inside the ring:

"I'm ready, like I've said all along. This fight, anybody who knows me and has seen me train in the gym and has seen my performances in other fights knows that I'm way too much for Jake Paul and knows this is a mismatch. So whether he really wants that fight, I don't know. I know he's offered some money about it. I know he's done this and done that, but the offers that he was putting in were terrible.
"I know I can squash a Jake Paul all over that ring, because what is he? He's a YouTuber and he's gotten into boxing, he's a man with a pair of boxing gloves. He ain't got no talent. What has he got?"

The latest offer to Fury included a $500,000 win bonus, but also a clause that will force him to change his legal name to "Tommy Fumbles" if he loses, per TMZ Sports.

He'll represent the toughest competition yet for Paul, who's also undefeated with a 4-0 record after his victory over Woodley by split decision.

The 24-year-old Ohio native has also defeated fellow YouTuber Ali "AnEsonGib" Al-Fakhri, former NBA player Nate Robinson and former MMA fighter Ben Askren.

Paul shifted his focus to Fury after the win over Woodley, citing his desire to take on a "real boxer" after facing off with fellow novices of the sweet science early in his career.

"I want to fight a real boxer. We'll see what the cards have in store," Paul said on the Full Send Podcast (h/t Farah Hannoun of MMAJunkie). "I think Tommy Fury is probably the top of that list. He's skilled, he's undefeated, and he's a real boxer."

No further details about the fight's date and location where immediately announced.