Tommy Fury’s dad John reveals secret talks with Jake Paul’s team and says son can enjoy fatherhood AFTER his next fight
JOHN FURY held secrets talks with Jake Paul’s team and said son Tommy can enjoy fatherhood AFTER his next fight.
The boxing rivals have TWICE signed to fight, but both times Tommy was withdrawn.
Firstly, he suffered a rib injury last December before running into US visa issues ahead of their rescheduled August date.
Tommy and dad John were ringside in Manchester to watch Joe Joyce’s knockout win over Joseph Parker.
And on the undercard, women’s star Amanda Serrano – promoted by Paul – defeated Sarah Mahfoud.
The YouTuber-turned boxer’s manager Nakisa Bidarian was also present and spoke with John to reschedule the celebrity grudge match.
John said in a Q&A with Free Bets: “I was sat with one of his managers and what he was saying is the fight between Jake and Tommy is still very much alive.
“He told me they wanted the fight, and I told them we wanted the fight.
“Amanda Serrano was sat right next to me too and we agreed verbally we were interested in the fight.
“It’s got to happen. Jake Paul and Tommy Fury, it’s got to happen at some point.”
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Tyron Woodley, 40, replaced Tommy, 23, last and was knocked out in his rematch with Paul, four months after losing on points.
At that point, it added to KOs over YouTuber “AnEsonGib”, ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, 38, and retired UFC fighter Ben Askren, 38.
Hasim Rahman Jr, 31, signed after Tommy’s latest pull out but a weight row saw Paul scrap the fight.
It leaves him still yet to face an opponent with prior professional boxing experience, but that changes on October 29.
Paul, 25, returns in Arizona against UFC legend Anderson Silva, 47, who also has a 4-1 record in the ring.
Meanwhile, Tommy is in talks to return on November 13 in Dubai on the undercard of the exhibition between Floyd Mayweather, 45 and YouTuber Deji, 25.
John said: Yeah, we’re looking to get Tommy out there. He last fought on the Wembley undercard, so he needs the action.
I was sat with one of his managers and what he was saying is the fight between Jake and Tommy is still very much alive.
“It’s a great fight. I was in talks with our lawyers today and it seems pretty much alive, so it seems all set for the 13th of November.
“A few I’s to dot and a few T’s to cross but we’re pretty much there with it.”
Tommy officially started camp today with brother Tyson, 34, and posted a picture on Instagram during an early morning run.
It comes following the news he is expecting his first child with partner Molly-Mae Hague, 23.
But soon-to-be grandad John warned his son can only focus on parenting once his next fight is over.
He told the Daily Mail: “He’s a fighter. That’s what good fighters do.
“It’s good news for Tommy and for Molly. It’s great news for me to be a grandad again, for the 19th time.
“We start camp on Monday. I am a no none sense man when Tommy is concerned. So, let’s train, let’s get on and let’s box.
“He needs to do his job properly. You know, we can enjoy the baby and enjoy Molly after the event.”