Jake Paul’s Trainer Asks Tommy Fury to Do His Own Pay-Per-View Before Fighting ‘The Problem Child’

Published 01/10/2022, 8:30 AM EST


Tommy Fury shall now deserve a shot at Jake Paul, the fight which fell off from happening on December 18 in Florida. After months of buildup and promotion, Fury backed off with just two weeks remaining for the bout, citing his in-camp injury as the main reason. While ‘TNT’ seems to be fit and back, the potential scrap against Jake Paul should come to a lifeline.

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However, Team Paul has other plans on their radar. Jake Paul’s head coach, BJ Flores, believes, ‘The Problem Child’ is no longer interested in locking horns with Tommy Fury. They seem to aim for bigger names and Flores detailed how the failed fight between ‘TNT’ and ‘The Problem Child’ didn’t surprise him. The trainer also offered some words of advice for Fury to bag a fight against Paul.

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In a chat with The Schmo, Flores said, “I don’t even think Tommy Fury is in Jake’s mind at all right now. Jake, we kind of thought the whole time like hey we will be surprised if this fight comes off. Even after the contracts were signed, even after all the stuff you know. Tommy [Fury] was talking, we were just like yeah, you know.”

“I don’t think Tommy is in Jake’s mind at all right now. Tommy should go maybe do his own pay-per-view and see how he does. And then we can see the numbers and go from there.”

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7-0 as a pro, Tommy Fury isn’t really a PPV superstar. He is just in the early days of his career, like Jake Paul. However, Paul’s immense social media fame has backed him to become a PPV star, while ‘TNT’ is still working to attain the same status.

Can Tommy Fury return to mainstream fame?

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Representing the Fury clan, Tyson Fury‘s fame has helped ‘TNT’ remain in the news all over. He hasn’t faced a prominent boxer yet and all his wins have not come against strong opponents inside the ring. A fight against Jake Paul would have been TNT’s biggest appearance so far. However, Paul can earn a shot at former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. next.

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 21: Tommy Fury celebrates victory during the Light-Heavyweight fight between Tommy Fury and Przemslaw Binienda at Copper Box Arena on December 21, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Chavez Jr. will clearly bring more legacy to Paul’s resume than Tommy Fury will. In that case, ‘TNT’ shall have to focus on facing other opponents until he and Jake Paul fall in the line again.

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However, buying the matchups is still valid and can get materialized somewhere down the line. Do you think Tommy Fury vs Jake Paul should happen right away?

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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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