Tommy Fury’s dad John wants son’s celebrity grudge match with Jake Paul on Tyson’s 62,000-seat undercard NEXT MONTH
JOHN FURY wanted his son Tommy to fight Jake Paul at Tottenham’s 62,000-seat stadium NEXT MONTH.
John claimed he verbally struck a deal with Paul’s manager Nakisa Bidarian over a bout in February.
And Paul has publicly agreed to the date and is even willing to come to the UK, so long as Tommy returns a signed contract in seven days.
But John was willing to match the celebrity boxing rivals in just over three weeks time on the undercard of son Tyson’s boxing return.
The WBC heavyweight champion, 34, defends his belt on December 3 at Spurs’ stadium against Derek Chisora, 38, in a trilogy bout.
And John wanted a primetime spot on the undercard for Tommy and Paul to settle the score, but said Bidarian rebuffed him.
He told Boxing Social: “His manager, or whatever he is, his closes man shook my hand and gave me his word.
“I said, ‘Let him fight in Tottenham on the 3rd in the world title fight.
“The WBC heavyweight champion of the world him and Tommy will fight then. You know, ‘No, no, no, no February, February.’
“So I thought about it and I went back to him, I thought you’re not gonna fight in December, you haven’t got the b****.
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“He shook my hand and gave me his word as a man, he’s fighting in February. So let’s just see.”
Paul was a special guest commentator at the Coca-Cola Arena as Fury boxed late replacement Rolly Lambert in an exhibition.
He heckled from ringside and the two later clashed post-fight with security having to restrain them as their rivalry hit new heights.
But amongst the carnage, John and Bidarian were captured exchanging words and soon after shook hands.
Paul later tweeted: “I agree to fight Tommy in Manchester or London in February.
“I’ll come to his country, no more running. His baby is due then and you’ve said it’s no issue.
“Since John is adamant we’ve agreed, I am giving you seven days to present a signed contract by Tommy or I’m moving on.”
Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions company revealed they will pay their man while Frank Warren will take care of Fury’s financials.
And Hall of Fame promoter Warren expects a deal to be wrapped up within “the next week or so.”
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