UFC Legend Does Not Trust Tommy Fury to Honor the “Name Change” Bet Against Jake Paul

Published 10/22/2021, 7:45 AM EDT
LEICESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 23: Tommy Fury of England celebrates his win against Callum Ide of England during the Light-Heavyweight contest fight at Morningside Arena on March 23, 2019 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)


Tommy Fury is rumored to change his name to Tommy Fumbles if he loses against Jake Paul in a boxing match scheduled for December 18 in Miami. After Tyson Fury clarified that he would change Tommy Fury’s name if he lost to Paul, ‘The Problem Child’ came up with the idea of replacing Fury with Fumbles for ‘TNT’.

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While Tommy Fury hasn’t acknowledged any of it, there are several factors that pressure him to win. Coming from the Fury bloodline, ‘TNT’ has more boxing experience than Paul. It will demand him to overpower ‘The Problem Child’ at any cost. But UFC veteran Michael Bisping has backed Paul to win the fight. ‘The Count’ has also predicted his fellow Britisher will avoid the name-change bet.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Michael Bisping said, “Yeah, I think Jake Paul goes out there. He beats Tommy Fury right. I don’t think Tommy Fury is gonna retire. And I guarantee he doesn’t even change his name to Tommy Fumbles, you know. I mean he should do, if you take a bet you are going to be a man of your word.”

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7-0 as a professional, Tommy Fury has been opposite below-average opponents in his career so far. He needs to upgrade his legacy by going against an A-lister. Although Paul is nowhere close to being an elite, he can still offer a tough fight. Besides, the heated rivalry between the two has outlined a blockbuster fight, and it will clearly grab massive attention when it comes to life.

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After vanquishing their recent opponents on the same night in a Showtime PPV, Paul and Fury are set to cross paths in the ring. Akin to Fury, Jake Paul has also not achieved anything exceptional in the sport of boxing. He is 4-0 without facing any professional pugilist on his journey.

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)

‘TNT’ Fury will be the perfect name for Jake Paul to advance his career. Meanwhile, the outcome can also be in favor of ‘TNT’ who is flawless so far. He has been optimistic about beating Paul for a very long time and could look to give Jake Paul haters an early Christmas gift.

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Do you think Jake Paul has what it takes to beat Tommy Fury? Or can ‘TNT’ end ‘The Problem Child’?

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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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