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Tommy Fury dismisses Jake Paul’s claim he’s paying Brit rival from his own purse

Tommy Fury takes on Anthony Taylor tonight on the undercard of Jake Paul’s fourth professional fight against former UFC champion Tyron Woodley

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Tommy Fury has told Jake Paul he sees right through his Robin Hood act.

Paul, who takes on former UFC champion Tyron Woodley tonight, has claimed he is funding his undercard fighters’ purses from his own pay cheque.

The YouTube star has also been an outspoken critic of fighter pay in general and has taken particular aim at the UFC and its president Dana White.

But Fury, who faces Paul’s sparring partner Anthony Taylor in Cleveland, has dismissed the social media star’s campaign as a gimmick.

“Jake Paul’s own money, you must be joking,” he told Mirror Fighting . “He’s not paid anyone out of his pocket, he’s trying to be the Good Samaritan; making foundations and charities, and putting other fighters in co-main events.



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“He’s trying to turn the wheel, the man is what he is.”

Fury has signed a two-fight deal with US broadcaster Showtime and is expected to face Paul in his next bout assuming both men emerge unscathed later this evening.

And Paul made his purse claim last week while insisting every fighter on the card would enjoy a career-high pay day.

“It’s coming out of my pockets for sure,” Paul explained to Mirror Fighting . “Like, directly out of my purse.

“Everyone on the card is getting the biggest pay-day that they’ve ever had as a fighter and that’s just part of my movement.

“Look, these fighters deserve more and I want everyone to be excited and I want everyone to know that we as fighters should take care of each other.”

While Paul faces the toughest test of his short career in Woodley, Fury will have no such fears over Taylor.









The MMA fighter has fought just once in a boxing ring and as added almost 30lb to his frame in order to face Fury.

And Fury added: “The last fight I came in a stone heavier than I normally do; now I’m fit, I’m sharp and I’m at my right fighting weight.

“This man is not 180lb, he campaigns at 135lb or 145lb. I’m a big 180lb guy and this man is going to feel every pound in my fists.

“It doesnt matter who the opponent is, put someone in the corner and the result and the performance will be the same. I’ve gone to hell and back for this fight, I’ve cut no corners and I’m ready to so whatever is necessary to get the win.

“This man is just after a few more quid, a bit of clout and a few more brand deals. When the cameras go off he goes back to this quiet, insecure little man, but when they come on he’s like Dwayne Johnson. Hes an entertainer, not a fighter and that’s the difference.”

Fury’s clash with Taylor has been reduced from six rounds to four on account of the American’s limited boxing experience.




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