Tyson Fury admits Jake Paul is a ‘decent boxer’ and warns brother Tommy to ‘take it really seriously’ before the fight.
TYSON FURY admitted Jake Paul is a “decent boxer” and warned brother Tommy to take their fight “really seriously”.
Paul and Tommy have confirmed the recent postponement of their grudge match on February 26 in Saudi Arabia.
The celebrity boxing rivals met for the first time officially at the weekend at Wembley Arena.
And WBC heavyweight champion Tyson, 34, was in attendance praising 6-0 boxer Paul, 26, who became a YouTuber.
He told Sky Sports: “I think he’s a decent boxer.
“A lot of people think he’s just some YouTube guy who can’t box, but I’ve actually seen him train and I’ve actually seen his fights and I think he’s decent.
“He’s like a beginner pro. He’s only had six fights so he’s about as good as he should be at this point.
“He’s not an Olympic boxer, but neither am I.”
Paul has KO’d ex-MMA champions in Ben Askren (38), Tyron Woodley (40) and Anderson Silva (47).
Now Tommy, 23, will be his first opponent with an accepted professional boxing record.
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But the 8-0 boxer was urged by his older brother not to rest on his laurels but to focus on the task at hand.
Tyson said: “He can’t just go to the ice cream shop and not work out.
“He needs to really focus and have the right sparring and everything. He really has to take it seriously.
“He has to do the job when he’s in there because it’s not just the opponent. When you take the opponent out of the equation.”
Tommy has twice retired against Paul in the past, due to a rib injury in December 2021 and amid a US visa issue last August.
But he gets a third jump in the cherry after the two renegotiate for a Middle East blockbuster.
Tyson has warned Tommy that if he loses and vacates their famous battle name, he can stay in Saudi.
With bragging rights, unbeaten records and reputation at stake, everything is up for grabs in Riyadh.
Tyson said: “There’s a lot of pressure, a big stadium, top of the bill and all that stuff.
“The thrills and falls of big-time boxing get to them at times, so it’ll be interesting to see if Tommy can handle that pressure, which I know he can, but it’ll be interesting to see him in front.” to see the world.”
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