TOMMY FURY has been given the green light by Frank Warren to fight Jake Paul.
Love Island star Fury and the YouTuber have traded words online by going back and forth with callout videos.
Tommy Fury pictured with promoter Frank Warren[/caption]
YouTuber Jake Paul has feuded with Tommy Fury[/caption]
But now they have a path to fight after veteran promoter Warren revealed he would be happy to match the pair – so long as Paul has ‘got the balls’ to do so.
He told iFL TV: “Look if he wants to make that fight, we can do it in a heartbeat.
“No problem with that. If Jake feels he is a step up for Tommy then let’s do it.
“I always say if anyone gets in the ring then they’ve got some balls to do that but having said that, there are levels.
“When I say that Tommy’s learning the trade and is a bit of a novice, but he [Paul] doesn’t even reach the level of experience that Tommy has got.
“If he wants that fight, then let’s do it and I’m sure everyone would love to see it. So Jake, if you’ve got the balls, come and do it mate!”
The surprise feud started when Tommy’s brother, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson, called on Paul to fight his half-sibling.
Jake, younger brother to fellow internet star Logan, responded and urged Tommy to instead challenge him on his own.
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After he did, Paul mocked the light-heavyweight with a British accent.
It caused Fury, 21, to question the social media sensation’s desire to fight as he too took aim by wearing what appeared to be a women’s blonde hair extensions.
He said: “I don’t know how you take yourself seriously.
“I put it on a plate for you, I asked if you wanted to fight, and you decided to laugh it off as per usual.
“Stick to your little YouTube, behind your little desk, and don’t come over to this boxing world because you will get laid out in 30 seconds flat.”
Light-heavyweight Tommy Fury is 5-0 since turning pro in 2018[/caption]
Jake Paul pictured with older brother Logan, right[/caption]
Fury, who was runner up in ITV’s popular reality TV show in 2019 with girlfriend Molly-Mae Hague, is 5-0 in his career since turning pro in 2018.
Paul, 24, is 2-0 with as many KOs having beaten online rival ‘AnEsonGib’ in January 2020 before leaving ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, 36, out cold last November.
He faces retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 36, in his next fight on April 17.
Brother Logan, 25, has boxed twice before, both against YouTuber KSI, with the first a draw in a 2018 exhibition with the American losing the rematch a year later.
Despite his winless record, he is set to fight boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, 44, in an exhibition spectacle this year.