Tommy Fury vs Jake Paul predictions as Tyson Fury disagrees with Tony Bellew
The insults are in full flow as Tommy Fury’s fight against Jake Paul next month edges ever nearer.
The two are set to meet in the ring on December 18 in Tampa Bay, Florida, having been teasing their grudge match for a number of weeks before a deal was finally agreed.
And the war of words ahead of the fight has begun, with both fighters and their teams trading barbs during a virtual press conference on Wednesday.
Fury had his brother Tyson and father John to back him up as the meeting descended into a shouting match, with Fury Sr getting heavily involved.
The fight is generating plenty of interest and, despite Paul’s background as a YouTube star, plenty of people are predicting he could spring an upset.
Here’s a round-up of the latest predictions ahead of the fight…
Fury defeated Taylor when they met on the undercard of Paul’s last fight, while the American has also been a sparring partner for Paul.
"If I had to put my life on the line I’d predict Jake is going to dominate Fury. He might most likely KO Fury, or TKO.
"When you look at Tommy vs Jake, it's more like Anthony Joshua vs Uysk. Think about it, Jake moves around well using footwork and has good head movement. He moves around like Usyk.
"When you look at Tommy, he's very stationary, like Anthony Joshua. He relies on that one big punch. So that's how the fight's going to be. Don't expect Tommy Fury to be bouncing on his tippy toes, but expect Jake to do that because Jake got a good ring awareness.”
The former cruiserweight champion gave his thoughts on his Tony Bellew Is Angry podcast, and believes Paul stands a chance.
“From what I’ve seen of him, he’s a strong kid. A graduate wrestler, and once you’re a wrestler, everything else from a physical standpoint falls into place.
“You can go into most other combat sports with just doing wrestling in the past and take it up quite quickly, and I think that’s where he’s at with boxing.
“It wouldn’t surprise me. I don’t know enough about them, but I can definitely see him [Paul] beating Tommy Fury, purely because Tommy isn’t very good if I’m totally honest.”
WBC heavyweight champion Tyson though doesn’t give Paul any hope of beating his brother next month.
“Poor old Jake Paul is going to get severely knocked out.
“He hasn’t really done anything. I’m waiting for this master of sales to do something.”
Tommy himself is predicting an early finish for himself in Tampa, and it’ll be interesting to see if he can deliver on his promise.
"When he gets in the ring with me, he will find his level. He'll be out in the first round."