If it’s up to Jake Paul’s likely next opponent, the social media sensation’s next fight in the boxing ring will be the last of his career.
It appears inevitable that “The Problem Child” and boxer Tommy Fury will fight next. Paul has been publicly pursuing “TNT” as an opponent since his win over former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in August 2021.
And now Fury appears on board with the fight, telling TMZ in a recent interview: “Things are looking up now between that fight, so hopefully we should get it closed in the next few weeks so we’ll see.”
Fury holds an undefeated professional boxing record of 7-0, with his last win coming over MMA fighter Anthony Taylor during the undercard of Paul vs. Woodley.
And to Fury, who is also the younger half brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, it’ll be an easy night in the office boxing the The Problem Child.
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Tyson Fury Said He’ll Make TNT Change His Name if He Loses to Paul
TNT’s half brother was interviewed by Boxing Social ahead of his world title clash with Deontay Wilder on October 9, 2021. And during the interview, the “Gypsy King” said he wants the fight to come together and that he’ll force Tommy to “change his name” if he loses to Paul.
“I think the fight needs to happen – Tommy and Jake will get the fight done,” Tyson said via Talk Sport. “If Tommy can’t splatter Jake Paul, I’ll retire him from boxing myself. If he can’t beat Jake Paul, forget about boxing. Because he’s got ambitions of being a world champion, never mind beating some YouTube guy”
“But it’s a great fight for the social media world and for all the kids out there who support them both. It’s a great fight to watch, it’s a spectacle. But Tommy – his name’s Fury. If he can’t beat Jake Paul, I’ll have to change his name.”
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Paul Made a Bet With TNT, Adding the Stakes of Fury Changing Name to ‘Tommy Fumbles’
After The Problem Child got wind of Tyson’s comments, he made a bet with Tommy. Paul tweeted: “The Bet: Since Tyson Fury says if Tommy loses to me he will make him change his last name.. So then @tommytntfury if you beat me I will pay you an extra $500k. However, if I beat you then you have to change your name to Tommy Fumbles for 1 year.”
Later, TNT took to social media and told Paul to send over the contract.