Jake Paul backed to beat Tommy Fury in grudge fight from ex-UFC star Luke Rockhold who says Brit has no dog in her.
JAKE PAUL was backed to beat Tommy Fury, who, according to ex-UFC champion Luke Rockhold, “doesn’t have a dog in him”.
Paul will finally face Fury on February 26, who has already been sidelined twice from the grudge match due to injuries and US visa issues.
It will be the first opponent of the prizefighter-turned YouTuber with a recognized professional boxing record in his 6-0 career.
But Rockhold – who left the UFC this year – has blasted 23-year-old Fury’s boxing skills and predicted Paul will win the fight in Saudi Arabia.
He told InsideFighting, “You must have a dog in you. He has no dog in him. I saw him fight. He doesn’t even finish his punches.
“You know, he has no obligation to end it. He’s a show. He’s a show fighter. And I have Jake.
“And I don’t even think Jake has as much as he has at least commitment. He has no patience.
“He doesn’t have that damn mentality when he comes in, I think he’s blindsided. He’s got that deer in the spotlight, but at least he’s throwing.”
Paul, 26, defeated UFC legend Anderson Silva, 47, in their last fight in October, his biggest win to date.
But Rockhold, 38, mocked the win and called for the fight against the American after mutually splitting with the UFC.
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He told TMZ, “Stop trying to fight little guys. Damned  pounder. You are a middleweight.
“If you want to fight a middleweight, I have hands. We can do anything we want. I really don’t care. I would hit that guy in his sleep.”
“I have some freedom to do some things and as you can see I like throwing hands these days.
“Fight with your own damn weight. Straight ahead. And champions, a real champion, a real contender.
“A real someone who can sit you on your ass. no old guys, 55 year olds or lightweights.
“You can’t even get past welterweight, dog, so step up.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/7318024/jake-paul-tommy-fury-fight-ufc-luke-rockhold/ Jake Paul backed to beat Tommy Fury in grudge fight from ex-UFC star Luke Rockhold who says Brit has no dog in her.