Jake Paul’s Team Plans to Move Ahead With ‘Name Change’ Bet, but Nothing’s Official

Published 11/05/2021, 6:30 AM EDT
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller)


Jake Paul has infused sheer drama into his upcoming fight against Tommy Fury. He asked Fury to change his surname to Fumbles or forfeit $500,000 of the purse if he loses. Although ‘TNT’ appeared fine with the offer, in reality, he seems bothered.

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Following a heated build-up over several months, Jake Paul and Tommy Fury will finally lock horns on December 18 in Tampa Bay, Florida. The undefeated youngsters have a lot in common, and it’s time to see who has a better ability inside the boxing ring.


Meanwhile, Jake Paul’s manager has shed some fresh light on the matchup and, more precisely, on the bets aligned with the bout. Per his claims, Fury didn’t want to make the bet official on papers but insisted on a handshake.

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At Saturday’s press conference, the handshake between Tommy Fury and Jake Paul will determine the fate of whether it will be a name change or removal of a $500,000 purse. Paul’s manager Nakisa Bidarian detailed the scene in interaction with Talk Sport, which Michael Benson later disseminated on social media.

2021 will clearly end with some of the best boxing matchups of recent times. From Plant vs Alvarez to Crawford vs Porter, there’s a lot to offer to the fans. Amidst all of it, Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury is an entertaining matchup that will craft both men’s surging careers in the sport.

Following their latest wins on the same card, Fury and Paul appear to be the perfect opponents for each other. Besides, their PPV-selling ability will also benefit the promoters, setting the stage for an intriguing collision.

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Will we see Jake Paul beat Tommy Fury?

After vanquishing Tyron Woodley, Jake Paul’s 4-0 boxing record reflects two wins over former MMA champions. On the contrary, Fury’s 7-0 record shows below-average opponents, who have been nothing but gatekeepers to pad up his record.

It’s high time, the youngsters take on serious opponents.

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MIAMI, FLORIDA – JANUARY 30: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating AnEsonGib in a first round knockout during their fight at Meridian at Island Gardens on January 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

While many see Tommy Fury as a real boxer before Paul, reality depicts it as a 50-50 clash. Eddie Hearn already sees Jake Paul winning the fight.

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The 24-year-old is around one of the best boxing teams in the world, but ‘TNT’ also has the best trainers working with him.

Thus, it’s hard to envision the result now. Jake Paul, however, clearly has a valid chance of landing a major upset against Tommy Fury.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. Combining his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports, he has earned a combined 3000 plus bylines over the last two years.

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