“No One’s Hat Is Safe”: Jake Paul Plans on Pulling off Another ‘Gotcha Hat’ on Tommy Fury 

Published 08/20/2021, 3:58 PM EDT


As Jake Paul heads into battle against Tyron Woodley on August 29, it now seems he already has his next fight set in the pipeline. Two-time heavyweight champion Tyson Fury called out Jake Paul after the Ben Askren bout to fight his brother, Tommy Fury (6-0-0). Ever since then, the two have been feuding online and trading insults at each other. Both have expressed an interest in fighting each other.

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The Englishman and the Ohio native could cross paths over the next few days as Fury was recently added on the undercard of Paul-Woodley. Tommy Fury will now face Jake Paul’s sparring partner, Anthony Taylor, on the same night.

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Tommy Fury has shared that he is expecting the 24-year-old to pull off pranks of some kind. He added that he will purposely wear a hat around him and wants him to try a ‘Gotcha Hat’ on him.

Jake Paul also recently agreed that he will try to repeat the Floyd Mayweather stunt once again on Tommy Fury. He even advised him to no wear a hat around him.

I would tell him not to wear a hat. If he wants to play those games, we can play those games, Tommy. So, if you wanna wear a hat, that’s just gonna get took. One way or another, because I’m stealing everybody’s hats. No one’s hat is safe.

“And, this kid is not fast enough. Floyd Mayweather, I took this guy’s hat and he had to have 20 guys hold me down before he could get one punch off 15 seconds later.

“And, by the way, that was my warm-up. So, now I got one under my belt. One stolen hat under my belt. Second one, way easier,said Jake Paul.

Why Jake Paul needs Tommy Fury

Everyone has an opinion about Jake Paul. No matter what you think about the 24-year-old, there is a reason behind his unparalleled growth. From calling out Conor McGregor with a cigar in his mouth, a glass of whiskey in his hand, Gucci flip-up shades over his eyes, and a blue Lamborghini in the background to snatching Floyd Mayweather’s hat and taking multiple hits to the face for it, Jake Paul knows what he is doing.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul fights Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for Triller)

However, boxing purists are still not convinced and refuse to consider Paul as a legitimate fighter until he faces an actual professional boxer with a similar record. This is where Tommy Fury comes in.

A pro-boxer with 6 straight wins and no losses is exactly what Paul would need to cross this barrier. He will be able to solidify his position in the sport with a win over Tommy Fury.

Tommy Fury could be an even tougher challenge

Tommy Fury is often criticized for only facing fighters with more losses than wins. The 22-year-old has acknowledged this before and he sees this as a ‘step-by-step- approach towards attaining bigger goals in the sport. He has already taken the first step towards improving his professional record by fighting Jordon Grant in June, who had a 3-0-0 record before facing Fury.

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This fight benefits both corners as it will help Fury elevate his status in the community. If he stops or knocks out Jake Paul, he will be hailed as the one who “saved” boxing from the grips of Paul. If the negotiations for this fight play out right, Tommy Fury will have immense pressure to put an end to ‘The Problem Child’ in the ring. However, this YouTube star clearly knows his way around proving the masses wrong.

Even though Tyron Woodley is an experienced MMA fighter, it does not necessarily mean he will be equally effective inside the boxing ring. His knockout highlight reels show that he is used to following up his knockout shots with grappling or wrestling maneuvers. However, he will not have that option against Jake Paul. Even with a win over the former UFC champion, a professional boxer like Tommy Fury might still be a tougher opponent for the Ohio native.

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It will definitely be interesting to watch Jake Paul compete against a pro-boxer. He will need a win over more such pro-boxers to

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Sanjit Misra

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Sanjit Misra is a boxing author at EssentiallySports. Sanjit fused this passion for writing with his love for jabs, hooks, weaves, and uppercuts and entered the realm of boxing journalism. The elegance, the science, the techniques, and the finesse of hand-to-hand combat was what initially drew him into the world of boxing.

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