Jake Paul fears Tommy Fury struggle might collapse as Love Island star will LOSE to Anthony Taylor in a ‘Rocky-Drago’ upset
JAKE PAUL fears a struggle with Tommy Fury might collapse as he backed sparring accomplice Anthony Taylor to upset the percentages… ‘Rocky’ fashion.
Fury will make his US debut in opposition to Taylor – an MMA fighter – on August 29, with Paul headlining the evening in opposition to Tyron Woodley.
Tommy Fury fights Anthony Taylor on Jake Paul’s undercardCredit: PA
Jake Paul pictured with sparring accomplice Anthony TaylorCredit: Instagram @anthony_prettyboy
If all goes to plan and the movie star pair each win, it completely paves the way in which for an anticipated pay-per-view struggle between them straight after.
However Paul has warned to not depend Taylor out, having sparred the Bellator light-weight in his previous two coaching camps.
And he predicted a repeat of Sylvester Stallone’s 1979 basic the place his iconic Rocky character trumped Russian brute Ivan Drago.
For that cause, he instructed Fury to not make any future struggle plans.
Paul, 24, instructed SunSport: “I anticipate a Rocky-Drago, upset.
“Anthony is a superb fighter, he is a troublesome child and I believe Tommy has a really onerous struggle in opposition to him arising.
“And, I believe he is underestimating his opponent. I believe that is a horrible factor to do, and I need Anthony to win.
“I need him to beat Tommy, and be like, ‘Yo, Tommy, you’ll be able to’t even beat my sparring accomplice, who’re you going to beat me?’
“It may be a enjoyable one one to look at.”
I believe he is underestimating his opponent. I believe that is a horrible factor to do, and I need Anthony to win.
Jake Paul on Tommy Fury vs Anthony Taylor
Fury, 22, is 6-0 in his profession and turned skilled in 2018 to a lot fanfare attributable to his older brother Tyson, 32, WBC heavyweight champion.
However his star energy rocketed a 12 months after when he featured on the hit actuality TV present Love Island, coming runner-up with girlfriend Molly-Mae Hague.
Molly-Mae, 22, has additionally been dragged into the firing line thanks Paul and Taylor’s viral movies, solely including to the feud.
Because of this, the YouTuber, who’s 3-0 in his personal boxing profession, stands to financially acquire with Fury successful on his undercard.
However the multimillionaire social media sensation admitted cash is not going to be on his thoughts when he cheers on Taylor, 32, in opposition to his on-line rival.
Paul stated: “I do not want any financial pursuits, I have already got loads of economics going.
“There is a lengthy listing of people who need to struggle me, so when and if Tommy Fury loses, there’s loads of different individuals and loads of different fish within the sea to select from.”
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Paul faces his greatest step updated in opposition to ex-UFC champion Woodley, 39, regardless of having received all his fights by knockout.
He has crushed YouTuber AnEsonGib’, ex-NBA participant Nate Robinson, 37, and most lately retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 37.
When Paul returns – in his house of Cleveland – he’ll achieve this along with his new community, American powerhouse Showtime.
The CBS-owned community has additionally tied Fury right down to a two-fight deal – leaving the door broad open for Paul to struggle him.
He stated: “It is not clear but that will probably be the subsequent step.
“However, I needed to have Tommy be uncovered to the US market, be uncovered to my viewers.
“I needed to offer him the chance to probably shine in entrance of the world.
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“As a result of, nobody has ever purchased a Tommy Fury pay-per-view or seen a Tommy Fury struggle.
“That is his massive second, and it does probably set us up for a struggle sooner or later if we will each do what we’re anticipated to do.
“Tommy’s ‘anticipated’ to win, I am anticipated to win, so if we each get by way of, yeah it builds that narrative for positive.”
Jake Paul knocked out Ben AskrenCredit: Getty
Love Island star Tommy Fury is 6-0Credit: PA