Jake Paul's long-awaited fight with Tommy Fury may be drawing closer after the former revealed he's drawn up a contract for the bout.
Paul posted a photo of the contract on his Instagram story yesterday. It reads:
'If Fury is declared the winner of the bout, Paul hereby agrees to pay Fury Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000,00) directly from Paul's purse as an additional fighter bonus, which amount shall be payable by Paul to Fury no later than one (1) business day following the completion of the Bout pursuant to wire instructions provided to Paul by Fury.'
Jake Paul has had a contract drawn up for the Tommy Fury fight which includes his 'Tommy Fumbles' name change bet... pic.twitter.com/fSPoKbCccu- Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) October 7, 2021
The contract also outlines what would happen if the YouTuber-come-boxer defeats Fury.
'However, if Paul is to be declared the winner of the bout, Fury hereby agrees to (i) commence, within thirty (30 days) of conclusion of the bout, an application process with the Royal Courts of Justice in the United Kingdom to obtain a deed poll legally changing Fury's name to "Tommy Fumbles," (ii) change, within twenty four hours of the bout, all of his social media accounts to reflect the name "Tommy Fumbles," and (iii) immediately after the Bout utilize the name "Tommy Fumbles" in all forms of media including, without limitation, all post-fight interviews and press conferences. Fury shall be obligated to retain the name "Tommy Fumbles" for a period of no less than one year from the date of such legal name change."
Paul captioned the story with 'Tommy do we have a deal?'
This is the latest development in what seems to be a never-ending saga between the pair. In a recent interview with The MMA Hour, Fury, a former star of the reality TV programme Love Island, says he's confident he can defeat Paul in the ring.
"I'm ready, like I've said all along," the 22 year old said. "This fight, anybody who knows me and has seen me train in the gym and has seen my performances in other fights knows that I'm way too much for Jake Paul and knows this is a mismatch.
"I know I can squash a Jake Paul all over that ring, because what is he? He's a YouTuber and he's gotten into boxing, he's a man with a pair of boxing gloves. He ain't got no talent. What has he got? We saw that in the Tyron Woodley fight. He was doing eight rounds, Woodley never threw a punch and [Paul] got gassed out and he was looking at the clock every round, so what's he going to do with me who's going to be pressing him every second of every single minute in that fight?
"He's going to crumble and that'll be the end of him."
A bit more bravado or a step closer to the fight?
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