JAKE PAUL has no fear of Tommy Fury or their British boxing legend and holds a ‘big advantage’ in their fight, his trainer says.
Paul fought Fury over eight rounds in a 192lb title fight on December 18 in Florida.
This will be the first opponent of a Youtuber with previous professional boxing experience.
Famous competitors set an undefeated record, fame and bragging rights all, but Paul’s coach BJ Flores insists they’ve up to the challenge.
Former cruiser candidate Flores told BoxingScene: “Jake is a tireless worker.
“He’s not afraid of Tommy or his last name and that will be obvious when the first bell rings,” Flores said.
“This is a great fight between two undefeated young men who are willing to put everything on the line.
“A lot of things are at stake here. The name Fury is legendary and this is a very serious challenge for us. Huge credit to both fighters.”
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In Paul’s first three fights, he beat YouTuber ‘AnEsonGib’, former NBA star Nate Robinson, 37, and retired UFC heavyweight Ben Askren, also 37.
But in August, the American improved to 4-0 with an eight-round victory over former UFC champion Tyron Woodley, 39.
On the lower card, Fury, 22, beat Paul’s pairing partner Anthony Taylor, 32, to move to 7-0 and set up a big fight.
The 2019 Love Island star is the more experienced boxer, but Paul is entering his third pay-per-view main event.
And he has a natural advantage in height, reach and weight over Fury, who has been active in the light-heavyweight division for most of his career.
“We really hope Tommy does what he says he’s going to do and he comes in the middle of the ring and tries to hit Jake,” Flores said.
“Size, strength and power – Jake has great advantages. Tommy will have a hard time getting his first clean punch.”
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