Jake Paul has sent a message to ‘the grannys’ ahead of his fight against Tommy Fury this weekend in Saudi Arabia.
Tommy has been working hard on the bag to get ready for the clash on Sunday, as you can see from the video below:
Jake Paul and Tommy Fury have been arguing for a long time now - they’ve had two fight dates arranged but, on both occasions, it has fallen through on the Fury side.
Now, they’re set to finally iron out their differences in the ring, with the loser taking a serious reputational knock and the winner taking not only the bragging rights, but retaining their unbeaten record.
Obviously, both fighters are confident in their skills, and Jake Paul has spent a lot of the time leading up to the fight aiming jibes at Tommy, his family – particularly his dad John – and even former super-middleweight champion Carl Froch.
That’s probably not a fight he should be picking, even if Froch has been retired for a good few years now.
Anyway, it seems as if there are some significant names from within the professional boxing community that are on board with the new style of boxing, which has seen YouTubers such as Paul, his brother Logan, and KSI dip their toes into the fight game.
Former two-weight world champion Carl Frampton – nicknamed ‘The Jackal’ by his fans – sent a message to Jake saying how excited everyone is for the fight, even though both boxers involved are fairly early in their careers, and Paul hasn’t fought a professional boxer in his six fights to date.
Frampton wrote: “My wife who hates boxing wants to watch @jakepaul vs @tommytntfury
“My daughter who never mentions boxing wants to watch this.
“Grannys [sic] in the street are asking me about it and as a former fighter I want to see it. Like it or not, this is big!”
He’s kinda right as well.
Whether or not you think it’s good for boxing, it certainly does have a lot of new eyes on the sport and it has generated the sort of entrenched rivalry that all good boxing feuds do.
Responding to the message – which seems to have been sent on The Jackal’s birthday – Paul sent back a message to those grannies asking about the outcome.
He said: “Happy birthday champ.
“Tell the Granny’s [sic] the boxer from Manchester is getting KO by the boy from Disney.”
We’ll have to wait to see what the eventual outcome is on Sunday night, but Paul can never be accused of lacking confidence, that’s for sure.
As for Fury, he has claimed that he’s not only going to end Paul’s unbeaten record, but also his boxing career full stop.
He told Sky Sports: "Jake doesn't know what's coming to him. If he's been studying my past fights, it's going to be completely different on the night.
"Boxing is about skill and class and this man doesn't have any of it and I have a lot of it, and I'm going to bring him to school on Sunday."
"I'm ready to deal with this man, this is a public service announcement going out for everybody, this man won't box again, this will be the last time you see Jake Paul in the ring against a true professional anyway.
"I'm going to show him things that he's never seen before.”
Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury – a fight billed as ‘The Truth’ – takes place on Sunday 26 February in Saudi Arabia and will be available on BT Sport Box Office in the UK.