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Tommy Fury And Jake Paul Handshake At Press Conference Will Be Worth $500,000

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Tommy Fury And Jake Paul Handshake At Press Conference Will Be Worth $500,000

Jake Paul and Tommy Fury are set to come face-to-face for a press conference ahead of their fight on 18 December.

YouTuber Paul and professional boxer Fury will meet in Vegas this weekend and, according to reports, there will be a $500,000 (£379k) handshake.

Jake Paul. Credit: Sipa US/Alamy Stock Photo
Jake Paul. Credit: Sipa US/Alamy Stock Photo

The $500,000 is for the name change bet that the pair are rumoured to be having after Jake said he'd give Fury - younger brother of Tyson Fury - an extra half a mil if he's successful.

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If Paul wins the fight, Fury will reportedly have to change his name for one year to 'Tommy Fumbles'.

Jake's manager Nakisa Bidarian told talkSPORT.com: "Mr Paul contractually agreed to have his guaranteed purse reduced by $500,000 and paid to Mr Fury by Showtime within two business days of the fight should Jake lose.

"Quid pro quo, Mr Paul contractually required for Mr Fury to have $500,000 of his purse held back until Mr Fury legally became Mr Fumbles.

"Mr Fury was afforded 30 days to make the name change.

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"Mr Fury did not agree and desired for the bet to be a handshake.

"This Saturday at the press conference, the handshake will seal the deal for the world to see. $500,000 or Mr Fumbles."

Tommy Fury. Credit: PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo
Tommy Fury. Credit: PA Images/Alamy Stock Photo

Despite the bet seeming to be set in stone, Tommy's promoter Frank Warren explained that the name change wager is not actually on the finalised contract.

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Tommy's team called the contract that they received 'bizarre' with his dad, John Fury, saying: "[Paul's team] are being awkward.

"The contract has been bizarre. If I was going to go through what they've put in the contract, we'd be here all day.

"I've said yes to everything; yes, yes, yes, yes, do what you've got to do because I know Jake Paul can't beat Tommy no matter what he does."

The contract clause Paul posted on social media. Credit: Instagram/jakepaul
The contract clause Paul posted on social media. Credit: Instagram/jakepaul
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Paul himself has shared a few shots of the contract on his social media accounts, including text that reads: "If Fury is declared the winner of the Bout, Paul hereby agrees to pay Fury Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00) directly from Paul's purse as an additional fighter bonus.

"However, if Paul is declared the winner of the Bout, Fury hereby agrees to (i) commence, within thirty (30) days of the conclusion of the Bout, an application process with the Royal Courts of Justice in the United Kingdom to obtain a deed poll legally changing Fury's name to "Tommy Fumbles," (ii) change, within twenty four (24) hours of the Bout, all of his social media accounts to reflect the name "Tommy Fumbles:, and (iii) immediately after the Bout utilise the name "Tommy Fumbles" in all forms of media..."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/jakepaul

Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity, Jake Paul, Tommy Fury

Rebecca Shepherd
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