Jake Paul backed to beat "novice" Tommy Fury in grudge fight

The YouTube star has gone 4-0 since turning professional last year but he faces a big step up against the unbeaten Tommy Fury on December 18 in Florida

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Jake Paul beats former UFC champion Tyron Woodley

Former two-weight world champion Carl Frampton has backed Jake Paul to beat Tommy Fury in their fight next month.

Paul and Fury officially signed to contracts to fight last week, with the two meeting in an eight-round 192lb catchweight fight on December 18 in Tampa, Florida.

They both fought on the same card in August when Paul outpointed former UFC star Tyron Woodley and Fury cruised past Paul’s sparring partner Anthony Taylor.

Frampton retired from the ring after falling short in his bid of becoming a three-weight champion against Jamal Herring in April.

And he thinks Paul will beat the “novice” Fury despite having just four professional fights under his belt.

“I think that it’s a huge fight and if I’m being honest, I’d probably favour Jake Paul in the fight,” he told JOE.

Jake Paul celebrates beating Tyron Woodley


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“He carefully picked his opponents obviously and he’s not fought a boxer yet, but the first boxer he’s fighting is a guy who’s a relative novice in the grand scheme of things and who seems to have issues going more than four rounds.

“So I think that I would favour Jake Paul in that fight and then we hear him, as mad as it may sound, he’s beat a real boxer, although it’s Tommy Fury, he starts calling out Gervonta Davis, Canelo [Álvarez] it’s mental.

“But, yeah I’d favour him in the fight against Tommy Fury.”

Fury’s promoter Frank Warren says he won’t have to change his name to Tommy ‘Fumbles’ if he loses the fight, despite Paul stating this was inserted into the fight clause.

Fury has rarely been tested since turning professional in 2018, fighting limited competition inside the ring.

Paul turned professional in 2020 and defeated beaten YouTube personality AnEsonGib and former NBA star Nate Robinson that year.

The 24-year-old knocked out former Olympic wrestler and retired MMA fighter Ben Askren in April and outpointed Woodley in August.

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Paul has previously called out the likes of pound-for-pound No.1 Canelo Alvarez and UFC star Conor McGregor for fights in the ring,

And he recently outlined his hopes of becoming a world champion in his next six fights during a Q&A session on his YouTube channel.

“The sky is the limit for me right now,” he said.

“If I want to accomplish something it’s all about me being able to do that and me making the commitment and putting in the work required to do that.

“But I think right now, going to 10-0, being undefeated, fighting some big names, making history and maybe taking a world championship belt from somebody just to say I did it, and retiring at 10-0.”

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