Tommy Fury and Jake Paul forced apart after meeting for first time
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After months of taunting and threats, Tommy Fury and Jake Paul finally came face to face on Saturday night, and immediately had to be forced apart.
Jake has been pushing for a fight with the Love Island alum and younger brother of Tyson Fury for quite some time now, and the pair are finally set to go head-to-head next month.
Between injuries and visa issues, Tommy, 23, has rescheduled his fight with Jake, 26, twice now, but now he's determined to take on the YouTube star once and for all on February 26 in Saudi Arabia.
Despite blasting each other on social media for the past year, Tommy and Jake had never exchanged words in person before last night (28 January).
Jake flew to London to finally meet the man he had been taunting for so long at the Artur Beterviev vs Anthony Yarde light-heavyweight title clash.
Within seconds of spotting one another, Jake and Tommy were in each other's faces.
While presenter Josh Denzel tried to calm the two down, Jake could be seen muttering something to Tommy while sticking his fingers in his face.
Whatever he said, it obviously got under Tommy's skin because within seconds the two were fighting to get at each other while their teams tried forcing them apart.
The two eventually calmed down enough to meet in the middle again and hype the crowd up for their fight in four week's time.
Paul told Fury: "I'm ending you on February 26 and you already know it."
"You're gonna crack under pressure. You're not built for this moment, you're an imposter. It's all a bravado, it's all fake confidence."
Tommy fired back: "I ain't an MMA guy, I was beating people better than you when I was 14, when you were messing about on Disney Channel. So don't come here pretending you're about it when you're not."
Turning Tommy's own insult against him, Jake retorted: "He's gonna get knocked out by a Disney star. Plain and simple, that's it. You'll see who the professional boxer is."
Visibly furious, Tommy replied: "I swear to God, if it's the last thing I do in boxing, you are over in four weeks."
Announcing their showdown earlier this week, Jake warned that Tommy had 'no excuses now'.
Claiming that Tommy had welcomed his first child with girlfriend Molly-Mae Hague, Jake tweeted: "Baby’s born. Money’s 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.
"Tomorrow I’m coming to London to look at all three Furys in the eye and shake on that promise."
In a press release for the fight, Tommy hit back: "Jake Paul’s boxing career ends on February 26 and I can finally move on with mine. Every time I go out right now, everybody asks me about the Jake Paul fight.
"After this fight is done, everybody will be asking me how it felt to knock Jake Paul out. The world is about to see what happens when a proper boxer faces a YouTuber."
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Topics: MMA, Boxing, Sport, Tommy Fury, Jake Paul