Jake Paul and Tommy Fury clash backstage in Cleveland as Gypsy King’s brother implores YouTube star to ‘stop running’ and ‘take the fight’ after Tyron Woodley victory
- Jake Paul and Tommy Fury came face-to-face backstage in Cleveland, Ohio
- Paul, 24, extended his unbeaten run with a split decision win over Tyron Woodley
- Fury, 22, defeated Paul’s sparring partner Anthony Taylor over four rounds
- The Brit told Paul to ‘stop running’ while the American dismissed his record
Jake Paul and Tommy Fury squared up to each other backstage after both fighters registered victories in Cleveland, Ohio, overnight.
Paul, 24, extended his professional record to four wins and no losses after defeating former UFC champion Tyron Woodley by split decision. The 39-year-old had never competed in boxing professionally until his meeting with Paul.
Meanwhile, Fury, 22, swept past Anthony Taylor on the undercard of the show in Ohio over four rounds. Taylor, a mixed martial artist, was sparring partner for Paul during camp for this fight but was made to look second best by Fury.
Jake Paul and Tommy Fury clashed backstage in Cleveland after both registered victories
Fury was heard telling the YouTuber to ‘take the fight’ after months of verbals between the pair
Paul and Fury have exchanged words over the past 12 months and came face-to-face backstage after the event.
The Gypsy King’s half-brother has signed a two-fight deal with US promoter Showtime and is angling for a match-up with Paul, imploring the YouTube star to ‘stop running’.
‘What’s going on son, what’s good son,’ Paul said to Fury as they squared up. ‘Listen, you need to stop running my friend and let’s get it on,’ Fury responded.
Paul defeated former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley by split decision in Ohio
Fury added another win to his record with a comfortable victory over Anthony Taylor
Security separated the pair before Paul was heard dismissing Fury’s credentials. ‘You could barely be my sparring partner for four rounds,’ Paul said, before Fury was repeatedly heard shouting ‘take the fight’.
‘I was doing an interview down there, and his whole team landed, Jake Paul squaring up to me,’ Fury later said of the incident.
‘But then he’s seen me at ringside, I was leaning over the ropes, waiting to get in there, here was Logan [Paul, saying], “No, no, not right now”.
‘They ain’t fighters.’
Internet sensation Paul has riled the boxing and MMA communities during his young career
Paul was quizzed on a future bout against Fury following his victory over Woodley, but the YouTuber insisted that the former UFC star was a tougher test than anything Fury could provide.
‘Will we see that fight? I would run that s*** easy,’ he claimed. ‘That’s an easier fight than Tyron in my opinion.
‘But who knows? But sorry, like, people are like, “Oh, he’s a real boxer. Fight a real boxer”. OK, maybe, maybe let’s run it. OK, “real boxer”.’
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