Jake Paul and Tommy Fury renegotiated the terms of their huge boxing match in Saudi Arabia in the middle of an explosive press conference.
Paul and Fury sat down on Thursday evening to face-off for the final time before the weigh-ins. As tensions started to rise, the self-proclaimed ‘Problem Child’ laid down a huge ultimatum.
He told Fury: “I think we make a deal. I will pay you double what I am paying you [if Fury wins]. But if I win I take everything I am paying you.”
Before having a second to think about it, John Fury, Tommy’s father, accepted the offer on Tommy’s behalf. Paul then stood up to shake Fury’s hand, who asked what he was attempting to do.
The duo approached one another and Fury attempted to psyche his opponent out by moving his head towards him. Both men then tried to shove one another as officials stood between them.
John then asked for the deal in writing and claimed the stay in Saudi Arabia will now be even more profitable.
One fan commented: “I don’t care what anyone says about Jake. This dude gets my respect all day.”
Another put: “I wonder if Jake regretted that.”
While a third tweeted: “John accepted the bet for him lol.”
Paul and Fury are both undefeated in the squared circle, although this’ll be the first time Paul has fought another boxer. His previous wins have come against MMA stars Ben Askren, Tyron Woodley and Anderson Silva.
Boxing legend Mike Tyson believes the 26-year-old will still have the upper edge against Fury, despite having more experience against fellow pros.
The pair nearly came to blows. (Image Credit: BT Sport/YouTube)Tyson, who was at the press conference, said: “I’ve never seen Fury fight, I don’t think he’ll be able to beat Jake Paul. Jake Paul is getting better and better as he fights and I don’t know if they brought him over here to lose – we’re going to find out. Somebody is getting knocked out, somebody is going down. Someone’s 0 has got to go.”
Whoever wins the fight will receive a commemorative belt from the WBC and enter the official WBC rankings.