UFC legend Bas Rutten has offered to coach Tommy Fury for his grudge match with Jake Paul.
Fury is without the services of father John over his altercation with the YouTuber in August as his longtime trainer is banned from entering the United States following his criminal conviction for gouging out a man’s eye.
Brother Tyson won’t be in the Love Island hunk’s corner either, as he has twice been denied entry to the States due to his “involvement” with alleged Irish mob boss Daniel Kinahan, which has prompted Rutten to offer his services.
The former UFC heavyweight champion said: “I’d love to train Tommy Fury, are you kidding?
“S**t, for the Fury family; i love tyson A big fan of this guy and I think [that] we can do some harm.
“Yes, it would be great. I’ll be in the corner Yes, at least he has an Eckmann.”
El Guapo trained the youngest Fury brother in his patented wide stance which brought him great success in his legendary mixed martial arts career.
He said: “I have a different style, it’s more of an open mind. And I think a lot of people really don’t respond to that.
“Tyson used to fight like that and was very effective with it.
“It gives you almost equal power in your left and right hands.”
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Tommy is yet to engage Paul in the one-sided war of words instigated by the social media sensation after announcing her MSG melee.
But Rutten thinks he would be wise to try to verbally undermine his fellow novices’ towering confidence.
He said: “I think if he can get into his head and show a few things that I had and that I was very successful with against really good boxers in Holland.
“Then a guy like that, who’s already learned some really great boxing, while he’s learning that very quickly, and he’s going to use that to his advantage.”
Rutten’s services are unlikely to be called upon by Tommy as he has reportedly decided to team up with Shane McGuigan over his clash with Paul.
However, neither man has officially confirmed the reported partnership.
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https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5648867/tommy-fury-jake-paul-fight-coach/ Ex-UFC champ offers to coach Tommy Fury for Jake Paul grudge match after Tyson Fury was ‘banned’ from entering the US