Carl Froch has questions whether Jake vs. Fury is legit
By Scott Gilfoid: Carl Froch smells a rat ahead of tonight’s big-money affair between Youtuber Jake Paul and former Love Island contestant Tommy Fury for their eight round fight in Saudi Arabia at the Diriyah Arena.
Froch, with his eagle eyes, spotted something out of sorts with Jake Paul’s last match against UFC legend Anderson Silva, which caused him to question whether the match was on the up and up.
The former unified super middleweight champion Froch says he thinks Silva wasn’t trying against Paul, which led to the Youtuber winning an eight round unanimous decision.
Froch feels that with the gravy train that Jake Paul has in bringing in loads of dough for his events, he’s NOT going to lose to Tommy Fury. It’s not going to happen. Hopefully, tonight we don’t see something that looks out of sorts, like Jake & Tommy seemingly acting like they’re in a theatrical production.
“I question the way in which this fight was won [against former UFC star Anderson Silva]. I feel like Anderson Silva wasn’t trying,” said Carl Froch to BT Sport, as quoted by the Express.
It would be so, so sad if tonight’s match saw something that looks like something out of a professional wrestling match. Froch is going to have his eyes peeled, looking for any signs of theatrical production in the Jake-Fury fight tonight.
“When there is so much money at stake, we don’t like to say fights are fixed and what’s going off in the background,” Froch continued. “This is a gravy train that needs to keep going, and he’s making a lot of money, Jake Paul. He’s got the social media influence, and I don’t think his story finishes here with Tommy Fury.
“I think there’s something deeper going on. I’ll be looking at this saying, ‘right, what’s Tommy Fury doing? Is he in there trying?’” said Froch.
Although Froch didn’t go so far as to say that tonight’s fight is scripted, as it’s rumored to be on social media, he does say he’s got questions. Jake is arguably the new money man in boxing, seemingly taking over for fading stars Anthony Joshua and Canelo Alvarez, who are heading toward the ends of their careers.
“He’s acting; I see him crumbling. He’s falling apart at the moment.,” said Jake Paul to BT Sport, reacting to the behavior of Tommy Fury at the weigh-in.
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