Tommy Fury responds to Jake Paul’s last-ditch fight offer & ludicrous name wager
Jake Paul has one final offer for Tommy Fury and it might just be the most insane yet as the social media star wants the young Fury brother to legally change his name.
Paul and Fury seem destined to clash but with offers being rejected left and right along with fake retirements stealing the spotlight, the potential boxing fight has hit every bump in the road.
Although the two clearly want to scrap, they’re yet to reach an agreement. As a result, Paul has put forward one final, last-ditch offer to the 22-year-old British celeb.
While his last opponent, former UFC champion Tyron Woodley, had to get a permanent tattoo, the stakes have now been raised. In order to meet in the middle, Paul wants Fury to literally wager his surname for a whole year.
“His name’s Fury,” Tommy’s older brother and legendary boxer Tyson Fury said on October 6. “If he can’t beat Jake Paul, I’ll have to change his name.”
“Betting man” Paul saw this statement and decided to run with it: “Tommy, if you beat me, I will give you an extra $500,000,” he said. “However, if you lose, you have to change your last name for one year to Tommy Fumbles.”
Money has been the main sticking point in recent negotiations, but there’s no telling if an extra $500K will entice the 22-year old to sign on the dotted line.
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I like this bet even better than the Woodley tattoo… https://t.co/9PRSpu7XCU
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) October 7, 2021
Paul shared an official draft of the latest contract on Instagram to reveal the new clause in effect. On one side, Paul has to fork over $500K “directly from [his] purse” if Fury is to win. On the other, Fury has to apply for a legal name change through the Royal Courts of Justice in the United Kingdom within 30 days of their bout, should Paul win instead.
24 hours passed before Fury responded to the latest fight proposal. While nothing is yet official, he does appear open to the wild bet.
“Get that sent over to my lawyers right now and we’ll get that looked over and sorted,” Fury said in an Instagram story on October 8. “There’s not a chance in hell you’re winning this fight. You’re leaving on a stretcher, you’re getting knocked spark out, and you know it. Get it over to me now.”
From Floyd Mayweather to Conor McGregor and even Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields, Paul has been actively calling out just about every major combat sports star of late. Though he always seems to circle back to Fury as his next logical opponent.
It could just be a matter of time until a proper bout agreement is finalized between the two. Though with more recent reports looping Mayweather back into the conversation, Paul’s next opponent could remain up in the air for quite some time.