Former Love Island star Tommy Fury believes he has identified the chink in Jake Paul’s armour ahead of their long-awaited super-fight in Saudi Arabia.
Fury was initially slated to fight fierce rival Paul in 2021 before he was forced to withdraw from the clash due to a bacterial chest infection and a broken rib.
However, the Manchester-born boxer now has the opportunity to settle his feud with Paul once and for all when the pair meet in the ring on Sunday.
Fury, who is 8-0 in his fledgling boxing career, and YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul will headline the pay-per-view card at the Diriyah Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Speaking to SPORTbible in an exclusive interview ahead of his fight, the undefeated Fury claimed Paul’s weakness is his “mind” and called him “very insecure.”
“At the end of the day, in boxing ability, you know, we don’t even compare,” Fury said. “You can’t even put me and him on the same scale.
“But I believe the biggest weakness Jake Paul has is his mind, you know, he comes across as this extremely confident guy, this guy that can beat Canelo Alvarez and win world titles, but you strip all the cameras away, and I think he’s a very insecure, sensitive guy and a s**thouse at that.
Tommy Fury and Jake Paul will collide at the Diriyah Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday. Credit: Alamy“Because at the end of the day, if you put me and him in the car park, at two o’clock in the morning, with no cameras, no lights, action, whatever you want, no team members, it’s me and him, I believe he’ll try and weasel out of it.
“Whereas me I’m a fighting man, if you want it, you can get it there and then, I’m not interested. I’ve grown up doing this.
“Whereas Jake Paul I feel like he’s doing this for the glitz and the glamour, the cameras are around.
“He’s got to look like the tough man, but he ain’t no tough man because I’ve seen tough guys before and they don’t go on like that, you know, all these guys that talk and chat about like him, they ain’t nothing.
“And when he gets this stuck all over him on Sunday night, what’s he gonna do? Because he can’t fight [his] way out of it because the guy can’t fight.
“He’s gonna stand there and take hellacious punishment. And that’ll be that, you know, Jake Paul will be that, you know, because at the end of the day, being delusional can get you killed sometimes, and this is exactly what’s gonna happen to him on Sunday.”
BT Sport Box Office will show Tommy Fury vs Jake Paul exclusively live on Sunday 26th February from 6:30pm. Learn more at btsport.com/boxing