‘Me Dad Would Rip His Heart Out and Feed It to Him’: Tyson Fury Predicts Jake Paul’s Fate Against His 60-Year-Old Dad John Fury in Bare Knuckle Fight

Published 11/29/2022, 11:00 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 01: Tyson Fury speaks to the media during the Tyson Fury v Dilian Whyte press conference at Wembley Stadium on March 01, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury thinks his father John could easily get the better of YouTuber turned-boxer Jake Paul in a bare-knuckle fight. Paul and John recently got into an altercation following Tommy Fury’s bout at the Global Titans event in Dubai.

The confrontation was one straight out of the book with John calling out Paul on the spot. Moreover, he even removed his shirt and challenged ‘The Problem Child’. Despite Paul not engaging too much with the Fury, many have speculated how a match between the two would fare out.


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Tyson Fury predicts Jake Paul’s chances against his father

Tyson certainly thinks that his father would beat Paul in ways he could never imagine.

In an interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, Fury was asked about the outcome of a potential fight between Paul and John. He then picked his father and proposed that the two should fight in a bare-knuckle boxing match.

I think me(my) dad would rip his heart out and feed it to him and the man is nearly 60 years old. I think me dad and Jake Paul should have a bare-knuckle fight but like to the end. That would be a spectacle and I would give $100 to see it Pay-per-view.” said Tyson.

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Although John is 60 years old while Paul is 25 years of age, Tyson thinks his father would still beat Paul in a bare-knuckle fight. However, this might be a little far-fetched considering John’s age and Paul’s recent displays of growth in boxing.

John Fury calls out Jake Paul following their altercation

In the aftermath of the altercation, John did not hold back in criticizing Paul. In an interview with Daily Mail UK he stated while Paul had a lot to say from the outside, he was afraid of Tommy and did not even get in the ring when he was called out.

“He showed he didn’t want to fight Tommy, he wouldn’t even get in the ring. He was terrified, he kept walking backward, coming out with all sorts of rubbish. The kid doesn’t want to fight Tommy, it’s going to be another Tyson  AJ with him.” said John


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LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 25: Tyson Fury with father John Fury during a media workout. The Peacock Gym on February 25, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The Furys look very confident in their chances against Paul. Moreover, a fight between Paul and Tommy could be on the horizon with this altercation heating up the tensions between the two rivals.

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Sahil Sood

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Sahil Sood is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication, and holds a keen interest in the 'sweet science'. His journey towards following boxing began when he first saw the highlights of Mike Tyson as a teenager, and then closely followed the rise of Floyd Mayweather.

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