Jake Paul has seemingly downplayed claims that he’ll be fighting Tommy Fury in August by taking shots at Matchroom boxing promoter Eddie Hearn.
After taking a break from competing himself, focusing on promoting fighters under his MVP brand, Jake Paul confirmed that he’ll be returning to boxing in August.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer was originally slated to fight on August 12, but he’ll now fight in New York on August 6th alongside Amanda Serrano. While there have been plenty of rumors about who Jake may be facing, his long-time rival Tommy Fury was put in pole position by Matchroom boxing promoter Eddie Hearn.
Hearn, who doesn’t promote either fighter, stated that he’d heard that the pair will finally be coming to blows in August after their original 2021 fight was canceled. However, Jake has seemingly downplayed those claims.
Until June 11, the ‘Problem Child’ had remained pretty quiet about possible opponents for his fight, instead, poking fun at some of the other fights taking place around him.
He chimed in on things about his fight when Tyson Fury downplayed claims about his own return to the ring, where it was claimed that he’d be fighting the winner of Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua in December.
“This is all news to me! Biggest load of rubbish ever!” Fury said. Jake didn’t miss a beat, quoting Fury’s tweet and replying: “Anything that comes out of Hearn’s mouth is rubbish.”
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anything that comes out of Hearn’s mouth is rubbish https://t.co/GUt4D6PsTe
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) June 11, 2022
As noted, there have been plenty of rumors about possible opponents for Jake – ranging from Anderson Silva to Tommy Fury. Though, many fans have urged him to finally square off with Tommy.
At this point, it remains to be seen as to who Jake will be squaring off with come August 6, but there is plenty of interest. So, we’ll just have to keep an eye on things.