Frank Warren has assured that the fight between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury is coming, hinting at the beginning of 2023 as a tentative date for the much awaited contest to take place.
Jake Paul, Tommy Fury are to meet in the UK in February or March
Jake Paul and Tommy Fury were going to meet this year, but US immigration did not give Fury a visa to travel to fight him, so the match had to be cancelled. Now, they are looking for it to be made in the UK to avoid any problems.
Speaking to talkSPORT, Frank Warren revealed that the fight is being targeted in February end or March.
“It will probably be in late February or March,” said the president of Queensberry Promotions in an interview with talkSPORT, “The reason why it didn’t go [before], the contracts were all signed, because of the problems he had with the US immigration. We are all past that now. Jake is up for coming over here (UK) and we have to get the deal finalised in the next week or so.”
“I’ve got to fancy the boxer, Tommy, to beat him,” Warren added his prediction of how the fight may go down, “That’s why I’m keen on making it. It’s life-changing money for Tommy and it’s a no brainer for him to fight him. Jake Paul is obviously taking it very seriously now. He’s got a licence and he is training very hard. What level he is at you are only going to find out when he fights a Tommy Fury.”
Jake was present at the Floyd Mayweather vs. Deji card in Dubai last week, which Tommy was a part of. He was originally going to face Paul Mamba, but the Briton went over by six pounds and the match was canceled. Not wanting to leave ‘TNT’ without a fight, Rolly Lambert was roped in the last minute and the fight was held as an exhibition.
‘The Problem Child’ was front row watching the Tommy Fury fight. In the end, there was an incident between John Fury, Tommy’s father, who encountered and provoked Paul, and it followed up with the two exchanging some verbal heat.
Quoting a Twitter clip of John claiming a verbal agreement has been made for the fight, Paul tagged Frank Warren in his tweet, nodding to a February or March date in the UK.
“Dear @FrankWarren, I agree to fight Tommy in Manchester or London in Feb. I’ll come to his country, no more running. His baby is due then & you’ve said it’s no issue. Since John is adamant we’ve agreed, I am giving u 7 days to present a signed contract by Tommy or I’m moving on,” Paul tweeted.