Tommy Fury admits he rejected six-figure fight offer from Jake Paul
"£1million for a fight of this magnitude is not even worth getting out of bed for"
Tommy Fury has revealed that he rejected two fight offers from Jake Paul, insisting that they were 'not even worth getting out of bed for'.
The pair fought on the same card last month and were both victorious, with Paul taking his professional record to 4-0 following his victory against former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.
Fury also increased his professional record to 7-0 after he secured a points victory against Paul's friend and sparring partner, Anthony Taylor.
Following Paul's victory, him and Fury engaged in a face-to-face altercation, leading to many speculating that a fight between the two is likely to happen in the next year.
Now, their back-and-forth dispute has taken to social media, with 'The Problem Child' claiming that Fury has rejected £1million offers for the highly-anticipated bout.
Tommy “Fury” has denied 2 abundant offers from my team.
Timmy “Fury”…. this is your last offer… $1 million, 8 rounds. 4x more than you have ever made.
Either step up and fight OR accept that you and your Dad don’t believe in you @tommytntfury.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) September 21, 2021
“Tommy Fury has now denied two offers to fight me,” said Paul on social media. “This would be the highest payday of his career, the best thing he could possibly do. If he really believes he could beat Jake Paul then why would you not take this?
“‘Tommy,’ this is your last offer: Eight rounds, one million dollars. Eight rounds, one million dollars. That’s four times more than you’ve ever been paid. So either sign the dotted line or just stop f*cking wasting my team and I’s time.”
However, Tommy - who is the brother of popular heavyweight Tyson Fury - has hit back at the 24-year-old American, stating that the latest offer he received ‘wasn’t worth getting out of bed for’.
Posting on Instagram, the 22-year-old said: “I just wanted to come on here and address a few things that Jake Paul has been saying that I have denied two offers to fight him.
“That is true, as those offers weren’t even worth addressing, and now he has come out and said that he wants to give me a £1million to fight him and I just want to say this.
“To everybody out there, £1million for a fight of this magnitude is not even worth getting out of bed for, this fight is going to gross millions and millions of pounds.
“I cannot walk down the street without anybody asking me when are you fighting Jake Paul, so until you want to make a serious offer and put it on the table, we can’t think about fighting pal.'”
Fury was not done there, however, claiming that Paul is employing a 'smart' tactic to disguise his true feelings about the prospect of bout.
“This is a very smart tactic in what he is doing. It is used by a lot of fighters when they don’t want to fight somebody," said TNT.
“It makes it out to the public that he has made plenty of offers, reached out to have the fight and I have turned it down and I don’t want the fight.
“But as I previously said, in boxing terms £1million is nothing especially for a fight of this size, tomorrow or tonight is soon enough to fight you, get your figures up and we can talk.”
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