Tommy Fury has urged Jake Paul to “send the contract over tonight” if he wants to fight him as he told the YouTube star to stop acting “like he’s Floyd Mayweather”.
Paul has his sights set on the Love Island star after extending his professional fight record to three wins from a possible three with victory over ex-UFC star Ben Askren last week.
It took Paul just one round to knockout Askren in their clash in Atlanta, which many felt would put a premature end to his fledging boxing career.
Now it appears Fury – who boasts an unbeaten 5-0 record of his own – could be next to step in the ring with him, and he wants to settle the score sooner rather than later.
“If he sent the contract over tonight, it’d be signed and delivered straight back to him,” Fury told TalkSport. “All I see for that fight is easy money against an idiot. I’d put my mother in with Ben Askren and my mother would chin him.”
Fury was last in the ring back in February, beating fellow Brit Scott Williams inside two rounds.
But while four of his five wins have come by knockout, Paul has poured scorn on the credibility of the fighters Fury has faced.
“I think it’d be a massive fight,” Paul told ESPN last week. “He’s fought scrubs to make himself look good.
“People will say the same about me, but I’ve fought guys with winning records like Ben Askren and AnEsonGib.
“Our teams are talking and trying to figure something out.”
Fury’s promoter Frank Warren sees no reason why the bout can’t go ahead and is eager to cash-in on Paul’s status as a pay-per-view star.
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Warren told IFL TV : “We wanna make the fight. It’s really easy – he takes 50%, Tommy takes 50%. Let’s get it done.”
Paul has already expressed his bigger ambitions of landing a fight against UFC superstar Conor McGregor in the near future, though the Irishman doesn’t appear interested, tweeting on Sunday: “UFC high level fighting > Blogger jacka** boxing.”
And while Fury admitted the fight would get him more “exposure”, he feels he will have no trouble putting Paul back in his place.
“Make no mistake, it doesn’t matter to me whether my name’s linked with his because his name’s nothing to me,” Fury added.
“On paper we’re the same, so if he wants to be cocky and go on like he’s Floyd Mayweather, come and fight me.”