John Fury has called on Jake Paul to pay his son Tommy double his earnings, after they shook hands on a bet over their fight.
Ahead of last weekend’s fight, everything between Paul and Fury was getting deeply personal, in an attempt to make anyone into boxing actually interested in what was on paper, and in the ring, a dreadful choice for a pay-per-view fight.
Dad John jumped at the chance to agree to the bet, on stage, to the bemusement of his son, but in the end no contract was signed, despite a handshake, leaving Fury £4 million out of pocket.
Now though, John has called on Paul to honour the bet due to the handshake, and pay up on their bet, as you can see in the video below.
“Good morning world, Jake Paul and family,” the 58-year-old said on his Instagram story, “Back home, well rested, heads back on business.
“Jake, you know what I’m going to do, we had a deal mate, we had a handshake.
“We said we’d box for free if we got defeated.”
The video then cut out as Fury continued his train of thought, and he hasn’t been back on to complete his train of thought, but it was clear what he wanted to say.
It wasn’t the only bet that took place around the fight, with Drake continuing his curse by losing out on $400,000 for betting on a Paul win, with the ‘Problem Child’ apologising.
World heavyweight champion, and brother of Tommy, Tyson Fury also lost out on a big bet, after backing his brother to finish the fight with a stoppage.
John Fury’s never had an issue getting involved in his sons’ fights. Image: AlamyIt is not the first time that the head of the Fury family has inserted himself into the rivalry between his youngest son and the former Disney Channel star.
Paul was of course being transmitted onto it across the Atlantic ocean, and Fury’s only option was to have an argument with a screen.