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Tyson Fury rates Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury as “Even fight”

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By Charles Brun: Tyson Fury is downplaying his own brother Tommy Fury’s ability, saying that a fight between him and YouTuber Jake Paul would be an “even fight.” Surprisingly, Fury admits that Jake can actually fight.

That’s a startingly acknowledgment by Tyson because there aren’t too many people that want to admit that Jake is a good fighter with the ability that many professionals will never possess.

Tyson wants to see his 21-year-old brother take on the far better-known Youtuber Jake Paul, and you can’t blame him for wanting to help his brother get this fight.

Let’s face it; this is probably the only chance Tommy will ever have for a good payday during his career. With Tommy’s limitations as a fighter, Fury can’t just call out a top-tier light heavyweight and play match-maker because it would likely in disaster for his brother.

 “Jake Paul can fight; I’ll have you know. I think they’re both about the same kind of experience. I think it’ll be an even fight, to be fair,” said Tyson Fury to iFL TV about the Tommy Fury vs. Jake Paul match-up.

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“I think it’ll be interesting because you’ve got two celebrities going at it.”

For the boxing fans that believe that Tommy Fury would beat Jake, go back and actually watch some of Tommy’s recent fights and then watch Jake’s last match against Nate Robinson. There’s a huge difference in punching power, speed, and overall talent between Jake and Tommy Fury.

Jake looks like a real fighter, whereas Tommy resembles a weight lifter with no power, speed and seems to be patterning his fighting style off Hughie Fury.

Tommy has the same spoiling style of fighting that Hughie uses, but without all the rabbit punches he tends to throw.

If you threw Tommy Fury in the ring with top 15 light heavyweight contenders like Joshua Buatsi, Anthony Yarde, or Lyndon Arthur, he’d probably be beaten up.

Even the fringe contenders like Blake Caparello and Craig Richards would be too much for Tommy Fury.

Although he’s Fury’s bother, Tommy doesn’t appear destined ever to win a world title or even fight for one in the 175-lb division. Tommy lacks the power, speed, and agility for him to be a top fighter.

Fury might actually be giving his brother Tommy (5-0, 4 KOs) more credit than he deserves because he hasn’t shown the type of ability that Jake (2-0, 2 KOs) has shown in his early professional career against non-boxers.

Jake is a far better talent than Tommy, who fights more like a smaller, less talented version of Hughie Fury.  I’ve never rated Hughie as a fighter, but he’s a lot more polished than Tommy Fury.

Here’s Tommy Fury’s woeful five-fight resume as a pro:

  • Jevgenijs Andrejevs (10-102-3)
  • Callum Ide (0-26-2)
  • Przemyslaw Binienda (2-26)
  • Genadij Krajevskij (0-11)
  • Scott Williams (0-9)

For Tommy Fury’s management to be matching him the way they have, it tells you a lot about him. You have to ask yourself this question: If Tommy was an amazing talent, would he be matched the way he has as a pro?

Jake Paul will be fighting his third professional fight next month on April 17th against Ben Askren in an eight-round cruiserweight fight at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

Also on the card is former WBA light welterweight champions Regis Prograis taking on Ivan Redkach in a 10-round fight, and former light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver taking on Frank Mir at heavyweight.

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