By Ali Condon
Tommy Fury and Molly Mae Hague have just announced the birth of their baby daughter and everyone is delighted for them – except, of course, for Jake Paul, who couldn’t care less.
Jake is much more pre-occupied with his upcoming fight against Fury next month – a fight that has genuinely been years in the making at this point.
He’s so invested in his showdown against the Love Island alum that he just couldn’t help himself when Molly and Tommy shared the first photo of their baby girl this evening (30 January).
In the black and white pic, Molly-Mae and Tommy sat side by side in the hospital bed while Tommy cradled the newborn baby in his arms.
Credit: Instagram/mollymaeThe couple were flooded with sweet comments from fellow former Love Island cast members, fans and friends, congratulating the happy couple on their bundle of joy.
Isn’t it touching how new life can bring people together?
Except in this case, it didn’t. Not as far as Jake Paul was concerned.
The YouTuber brazenly took to the comment section of Molly’s post and commented: “Just in time to watch your dad get knocked out.”
Charming as ever.
Jake and Tommy came face to face for the first time last weekend after months of taunting.
The two boxers were originally due to go head to head in December 2021, but Tommy had to withdraw due to an injury.
Then their fight was postponed again in August 2022, after Tommy was denied entry to the United States.
Finally, Jake and Tommy are scheduled to go head to head on 26 February in Saudi Arabia, and both boxers are out for blood.
When they met in the ring on Saturday (28 January) before the Artur Beterviev vs Anthony Yarde light-heavyweight title clash, Tommy and Jake had to be forced apart.
Paul told Fury: “I’m ending you on February 26 and you already know it.
“You’re gonna crack under pressure. You’re not built for this moment, you’re an imposter. It’s all a bravado, it’s all fake confidence.”
And Tommy warned Jake: “I swear to God, if it’s the last thing I do in boxing, you are over in four weeks.”
Commenting on their upcoming fight, he had tweeted: “Tommy has no excuses now…Baby’s born. Money’s massive. Immigration no issue. Tyson promises he and Papa will make Tommy retire from boxing and change his last name if he can’t beat the YouTuber. [Saturday] I’m coming to London to look at all 3 Fury’s in the eye and shake on that promise.”
Sure enough, just days later, Molly and Tommy confirmed that their baby girl had been born a week ago on 23 January.
When SPORTbible asked Jake about the leak, the Disney Channel star acted none the wiser.
“Did I do that? I leaked it?” he asked.
“Oh s**t. My bad. I’m sorry, Tommy. But don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone the gender or anything like that.”
Except, Tommy and Molly had already announced the baby’s gender.
Like I said before, charming as ever.
Whatever way you feel about Tommy Fury and Jake Paul, this media build-up has been chaotic enough to convince anyone to tune in.
Roll on 26 February.