“They’re Not Cut From the Same Cloth”: Anthony Taylor Thinks Tommy Fury Is Not the Next Tyson Fury

Published 08/08/2021, 8:47 PM EDT


Tommy Fury is all set to fight on the undercard of Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley. He will fight Anthony Taylor, on August 30. A win over Jake Paul’s sparring partner will pave the way for an ultimate showdown with the YouTube star down the line. In a recent interview, Anthony Taylor shared his views on Tommy Fury.

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He said that Tommy Fury is nowhere near his brother, WBC heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury. Taylor called him a “disrespect to the sport” for fighting athletes with more losses than wins on their records. Jake Paul’s sparring partner dug deeper into the 22-year-old by saying that his brother is the only reason for his inclusion in this card.

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Don’t expect Tommy to be the next Tyson. They’re just not cut from the same cloth, if you know what I mean.

I think he’s a disrespect to the sport. In my eyes and many people’s eyes, who understand boxing, he’s not a boxer, a boxer doesn’t fight guys with 10 wins and 126 losses. I can see if you’ve fought guys who are 1-1, 2-1, 3-3, 4-5, okay 7-4, I can see if you f**k those type of opponents with those records, then people can be like ‘okay, you’re actually not bad’.

The only reason Tommy Fury is on this card or his name is even mentioned is because of Tyson,” said Anthony Taylor.

Why is Tommy Fury a good matchup for Jake Paul?

Tyson Fury called out Jake Paul to fight his brother a few months back. Tommy Fury has six straight wins and no losses on his professional boxing record. The former ‘Love Island’ star is looking to grow further in boxing and follow his brother’s path. He has taken shots at the 24-year-old YouTube star for ignoring his call-outs.

Jake Paul initially shut down Fury’s callout by asking him to fight a winning professional and do a pay-per-view. By facing Jordon Grant, who had 3 wins and no losses before the fight, he has now faced a pro boxer with a winning record. Additionally, by participating in Jake Paul’s undercard, he would be able to complete both requirements specified by the Ohio native.

Anthony Taylor also mentioned in his recent interview that Paul does not need Fury and that it’s the other way around. While this fight can definitely help Tommy Fury build a bigger name for himself in the sport, a matchup with the 22-year-old Englishman might be just as critical for the YouTuber-turned-boxer.

Jake Paul has built a name for himself in the sport in a very short span of time. However, critics still do not consider him an actual pro boxer as he has not yet faced a real professional boxer.

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It would make sense for Paul to consider fighting a 6-0 pro boxer to add some legitimacy to his brand. Making weight for this fight would also not be a concern as Fury currently fights at the light-heavyweight division and ‘The Problem Child’ fights at cruiserweight.

Who do you think wins in a 12-round or an 8-round professional bout between Tommy Fury and Jake Paul?

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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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