Tommy Fury and Jake Paul's long-running feud is actually Tyson Fury's fault
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Tommy Fury and Jake Paul are set to end - or simply exacerbate - their beef when they go head-to-head in Saudi Arabia. But why do they hate each other so much?
The former Love Islander and YouTuber are finally getting in the ring together on Sunday (26 February).
The pair were meant to fight twice before, however the match in Tampa, Florida, on 18 December 2021 was cancelled as a result of Fury pulling out because of a 'medical condition' and their rematch on 6 August was also cancelled because of Tommy experiencing visa problems.
The build-up to Sunday has been intense, not only because of Tommy pulling out of two matches, but because of the duo's long-standing rivalry which all started because of one particular person.
The starter of the beef and the stirrer of the pot? Fury's infamous brother Tyson a.k.a The Gypsy King.
Tyson took to Twitter after his brother's fight with Scott Williams in February 2021, tagging Paul and later daring him to fight Tommy.
Paul clapped back by claiming he didn't even know Tyson had a brother before calling the former Love Islander a 'little kid' and challenging Tommy to take him on.
The beef has continued being a family affair - Paul dragging Tommy's girlfriend and fellow Love Islander Molly-Mae Hague into the mix too.
Paul antagonised Tommy in 2021, taunting the reality star with a supposed screenshot of a message Hague sent to him.
However, Hague was quick to dismiss the image as a result of Photoshop and Twitter also helped prove it was fake.
Most recently, Paul leaked the news Tommy and Hague had welcomed their baby girl, Bambi, into the world.
Paul's post - shared on 27 January - reads: "Fumbles has no excuses now. Baby is born. Money is massive. Immigration no issue.
"Tyson promises he and Papa will make Tommy retire from boxing and change his last name if he can’t beat the YouTuber.
"I’m coming to London to look at all 3 Furys in the eye and shake on that promise."
Hague first publicly announced the birth of her and Tommy's daughter three days later on 30 January.
With Paul having refused to apologise for the leak and the countdown on until the YouTuber-turned-boxer comes face-to-face with his arch rival in the ring, the tension is palpable.
Ahead of the fight, Tommy has warned Paul will 'never box again' after he's finished with him - the Love Islander reported as having broken his sparring partner's jaw during his practice for Sunday's match.
However, Paul responded: "He’s fought taxi drivers, he’s got no chin, it’s all a joke. I’m ending you February 26th and you already know it.
"You’re going to crack under pressure, you’re not built for this moment. You’re an impostor, it’s all a bravado, it’s all fake confidence."
Get out your popcorn, because it looks like Sunday's set to pop off.
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Topics: Tommy Fury, Jake Paul, YouTube, Love Island, Sport, Boxing, Social Media, Twitter, Molly-Mae Hague, TV and Film