Jake Paul agrees to face Tommy Fury in UK, sends contract deadline

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YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul has once again agreed to face professional pugilist Tommy Fury but has set a deadline for him to sign a contract.

Paul, a former Disney star, has gone 6-0 inside the ring since pursuing a once unlikely career in combat sports. Most recently, “The Problem Child” defeated former UFC middleweight champion and MMA GOAT contender Anderson Silva in the headliner of a Show time pay per view.

Following his win in Arizona last month, Paul called out another mixed martial arts veteran in Nate Diaz, who recently left the UFC and was in attendance at Desert Diamond Arena.

But a few weeks later, an old rivalry resurfaced in Abu Dhabi. Last weekend, British boxer Tommy Fury, half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson, returned to action at a Global Titans event, facing Rolly Lambert in an exhibition contest.

After the fight, Fury and his shirtless father exchanged words with Paul, who was at ringside for the contest.

Shortly after, John Fury claimed that Paul’s manager had verbally agreed to face ‘TNT’ early next year. The pair have been booked to fight twice before, with Fury stepping down last December and last summer.

Nevertheless, despite suggesting that Fury had “groped the bag” and lost the opportunity to face him, Paul reacted positively to the claims coming from the British camp.

Paul tells Fury: ‘No more racing’

On Tuesday, Paul took to Twitter to respond to the suggestion that his manager verbally agreed to a third attempt to book a fight with Fury for 2023.

Not only did ‘The Problem Child’ publicly accept the February challenge, but he also suggested he would be more than willing to cross the pond to face Fury in Manchester or the English capital.

However, taking a page from Tyson Fury’s book regarding his failed negotiations with Anthony Joshua recently, Paul set a deadline for ‘TNT’ to sign a contract.

“Expensive @FrankWarren , I agree to fight Tommy in Manchester or London in February. I will come to his country, no more racing. Her baby is then due and you said it was no problem. Since John is adamant we agree, I give you 7 days to present a signed contract from Tommy or I move on.

Prior to facing Silva in October, Paul laid out his intentions to further legitimize his place in the sport by taking on an established professional boxer. While canceled fights with Fury and Hasim Rahman Jr. briefly put that ambition on hold, the 25-year-old seems determined to complete this mission soon enough.

In a later post, Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions explained why the internet star was keen on crossing the Atlantic to take on Fury. The tweet suggested Paul wouldn’t let the Briton’s inability to travel to the US become an ‘apology’ this time around.

Would you like to see Jake Paul and Tommy Fury finally lock the horns inside the ring next year?

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