Social media star turned boxer, Jake Paul (5-0, 4 KOs), is applying a lot of pressure on Tommy Fury to sign a contract for an August showdown.
Paul is scheduled to return to the ring on August 6, at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Showtime Pay-Per-View will carry the event.
Last year, Fury – the younger brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury – was aggressively chasing after Paul to get the fight.
They agreed on a deal to collide in December on Showtime PPV.
But less than two weeks before the fight, Fury (8-0, 4 KOs) withdrew from the bout with an injury and illness. He was replaced by former UFC champion Tyron Woodley, who Paul brutally knocked out.
According to Paul, Fury is dragging his feet on signing the bout agreement. There appears to be some concern on Fury’s end, that he’s unable to bring members of his team into the United States.
“Tommy Fury, you pulled out last year,” Paul wrote on social media. “Then you agree to fight me now but your dad is trying to pull you out again?
“We’ve given you everything you asked for — $2 million purse, VADA testing, tampons. You have 24 hours to clear this up or I will never give you this opportunity again.
“What’s the excuse? ‘Oh I can’t come and I can’t do it because my dad can’t be there with me during the fight. Tommy, your dad has been banned from the United States for 15 years. You’ve known this the whole entire time. He’s a criminal. He’s not allowed in. When you fought Anthony Taylor in Cleveland, neither Tyson [Fury] or your dad were there with you in your U.S. debut. Now all of a sudden you need your team with you? That doesn’t make any f——- sense.
“You’re scared. You claim you’re a professional boxer but you don’t want to make the fight with me? Who you’ve talked so much sh!t about? Who you say you will spark? Who you say I’m nothing compared to you? Where’s all that sh!t talk now, Tommy? You’re a f——- atypical professional boxer who doesn’t want to actually make this fight f——- happen. This is the biggest opportunity of your f——- life and you’re fumbling the f——- bag once again and I can’t believe how f——- stupid you are. F——- idiot.”