Fury and Paul fought back in February in a big blow off to their long time feud, with Fury picking up the split decision victory in Saudi Arabia, handing Paul his first loss in a boxing ring. Both fired personal jibes at one another in the lead up to the highly anticipated clash.
The younger brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury then went on to beat influencer boxer KSI in Manchester, via unanimous decision, despite having a point deducted for strikes to the back of the head. His American rival was in attendance for the fight, as he watched his older brother Logan Paul defeat MMA fighter Dillon Danis via disqualification on the undercard.
Tommy Fury Talks Jake Paul
During an interview with the Daily Mail Fury stated: “He messaged me the other day and said, ‘Congratulations brother, you know, I could tell there’s something wrong with your hand.’ All this sort of stuff, being extra nice. Trying to get that fight on. At the end of the day, it’s one of them, I think the fight is inevitable.”
“He knows that I’m his biggest draw and for me now sitting at the top I’ve done things that he hasn’t,” added the Manchester born fighter.
After his victory over KSI, Fury stated that he is now looking to move back towards mainstream boxing, but he has not ruled out the possibility of having more influencer fights, and knows that the financial side of the influencer fights are better for him.
“So I don’t know, it is what it is. It’s my choice now, no matter what I’m the head of the crossover thing now. It’s alright me saying it because I’ve beat the two best men in it. So whoever I want to fight next it’s up to me. I can pick and choose these guys,” said Fury on his potential future.
He also stated that the reason he is happy to take part in these fights is down to the financial benefits. “Not going to beat around the bush we all know that, if it wasn’t (financially beneficial) I wouldn’t be sitting here right now,” said Fury.