A video clip has emerged of Tommy Fury sparring before his match against YouTube star Jake Paul. It was witnessed that Fury struggled with hitting the pads with his father John.
If Tommy fury here is cracking under pressure while hitting PADS then what makes you think he won’t crack when he fighting jake paul in a full arena? 14 days. pic.twitter.com/EXyHnejrHr
— Hunter Mcwhirter (@HUNTERMCWHIRTE2) February 12, 2023
It has come to light that the WBC has announced that Jake Paul will earn a ranking in the cruiserweight division if he beats Tommy Fury in Saudi Arabia this month. The American will face Britain’s Fury in Riyadh on 26 February in a fight that has been postponed twice.
Paul, 26, has won his six previous fights against a fellow YouTuber, a former NBA player and three mixed martial arts fighters. Fury will be the first boxer Paul has faced.
The WBC is one of four major sanctioning bodies in boxing and ranks 40 of the best cruiserweights in the world. All four bodies have a top 15 of fighters in each division they rank, with each fighter paying sanctioning fees to be in the running to challenge for a world title.
Ilunga Makabu is the current WBC champion. Fury comes from a boxing background and is the younger brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson.
“Jake has dedication and respect to the sport and the WBC will not tolerate discrimination against anyone, he deserves the opportunities that any other boxer has,” said the sanctioning body in a statement.
“He demonstrated punching power and improved skills as well as a solid chin. Tommy Fury represents a clear challenge to Paul in a battle of two undefeated professional boxers.”