“I wasn’t sure I was going to say yes to another potential matchup against Tommy after he pulled out of our matchup last year,” Jake Paul said in a news release promoting his cruiserweight fight against Tommy Fury on August 6th. “Ultimately,” he added,” knocking out a Fury was too appealing to pass up.” It may be true, however the early odds favor the 8-0 Fury walking out of Madison Square Garden with another win on his ledger in August.
“With their long-awaited match being confirmed for August 6, Tommy Fury is odds-on at 4/5 to come out on top against Jake Paul, who is 5-0 in his boxing career,” said Sam Rosbottom of betting site Betfair. “Meanwhile, Paul is 11/10 to cause a huge upset by beating Fury, brother of two-time world heavyweight champion Tyson. It is also odds-on at 4/7 for the fight not to go the distance in New York.”
Whether he is favored to win or not, Paul is unlikely to be short in confidence.
“I’ve proven I am dedicated to boxing in and out of the ring,” he stated, “from promoting fights, championing fighters and fighter pay, to knocking out my opponents. The Furys cannot say the same, they are selfish losers. On August 6, at the mecca, Madison Square Garden, the world will see why I am on my way to being a world champion. I’m honored to fight under the same lights as some of the greatest professional boxers in history.”
Paul and Fury were set to fight months ago, but Fury — Tyson Fury’s younger brother – dropped out at the last minute. With Paul publicly questioning his devotion, Fury is claiming that he, not his opponent on August 6th, is the genuine fighter.
“The Paul brothers’ boxing charade is about to come to an end once and for all,” he remarked. “I am a boxer. My opponent plays boxing. Jake Paul has been dressed up to look like a boxer against retirees from other sports. On August 6, I will show the world that he does not belong in the ring. Thank you to my promoter Frank Warren, Most Valuable Promotions and Showtime for letting me permanently shut up Jake Paul. I look forward to headlining Madison Square Garden and knocking out this clown.”
The Paul-Fury bout will be the main event of a Showtime pay per view program, coupled with Amanda Serrano’s mandatory featherweight championship defense against Brenda Carbajal.