Tommy Fury Responds To Jake Paul's $500k Offer To Fight Him In UK Next Month
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Tommy Fury has responded after Jake Paul offered him $500,000 for a fight in the UK.
There's been a lot of talk between the two, but no fighting, for some time now - and it looks like that is set to continue for the time being at least.
The pair were set to face off in a long-anticipated fight at Madison Square Garden in August, but that plan fell apart after Fury was denied entry to the US.
Earlier today (Thursday 7 July), Paul offered half a million dollars for a fight in the UK, but Fury has now responded, making it clear the sum needs to be much, much bigger.
He tweeted: "I wouldn’t get out of bed to fight you for $500k.
"Let me know when you’re ready to have a serious conversation."
I wouldn’t get out of bed to fight you for $500k 🤣 Let me know when you’re ready to have a serious conversation. https://t.co/vYfDTqVsxv— Tommy Fury (@tommytntfury) July 7, 2022
Offering Fury another opportunity to fight, Paul had tweeted: "I'm confident you are a scared little boy who doesn't want to fight or understand business.
"I will pay you $500K to fight me in the UK. I will do it shortly after August 6. You accept?"
Last week, Fury - who is the half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson - took to Instagram to share the news that his Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) had been denied.
The fight was called off, but Fury subsequently shared a statement in which he said he was confident it would go ahead one day.
Fury’s received a termination notice. MVP did everything it could 2 help him & team. He wasn’t interested & he literally went into hiding.— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) July 6, 2022
2nd time in a row he has pulled out.
2nd time in a row I’m going to step up & take on a new opponent on short notice. AUG 6. MSG.
He said: "I'm gutted and disappointed in regards to the issues I have faced with entry into the USA.
"This is something that myself or my team could have never anticipated happening.
"This situation has been left with my lawyers as being denied entry into a country is obviously a very serious issue and it needs to subsequently be resolved."
He added: "I want to clarify that I will fight in a neutral country that both parties can enter.
"This can be any time, any place, any where."
Evidently though, there can't be any old number on the pay cheque.
The pair were originally meant to step into the ring last December in Tampa, Florida; however, Fury backed out at the last minute due to a rib injury and a chest infection.
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