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Tommy Fury refuses to give prediction for Mike Tyson vs Jake Paul as he brands fight 'disgraceful'

Tommy Fury refuses to give prediction for Mike Tyson vs Jake Paul as he brands fight 'disgraceful'

Mike Tyson will face Jake Paul on July 20.

Tommy Fury has refused to predict the fight between Mike Tyson and Jake Paul.

On July 20, Tyson will come out of retirement and take on Paul at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

When confirming the fight, Paul wrote on social media: “Whether you're tuning in on Netflix or showing out in person, whether you're team Paul or team Tyson, or whether you're a lifelong boxing fan or watching your first fight, you're not going to want to miss this event.

“I could not be more excited to make this amazing fight available to all Netflix subscribers alongside the hardest hitter of all time, Mike Tyson, on Saturday, July 20th.

“My sights are set on becoming a world champion, and now I have a chance to prove myself against the greatest heavyweight champion of the world, the baddest man on the planet and the most dangerous boxer of all time. Time to put Iron Mike to sleep.”

Ahead of the bout, former Love Island star and boxer Fury has slammed the upcoming fight.

He said to Jamal Niaz: “I don't want to give a prediction on that. It is a 60-year-old man getting in the ring with a 26-year-old man.

“It is disgraceful. At the end of the day if you are a good man, you don't want to fight a legend like that now.”

Fury continued: “What he was is not what he is now. These 10 second clips on the internet or a minute look great, but anyone can do that.

“The fight isn't a minute, at 60 you are going to feel it. And I know one thing, he couldn't beat me so he is jumping in the ring with a 60-year-old. But Jake Paul hasn't done himself any favours.

“Would I get in the ring with Mike Tyson if I was offered it tomorrow? No. You have to have some respect about you I think.”


Earlier in the month, Tyson confirmed the rules of the fight during an interview with Fox News.

The 57-year-old said: “This is called an exhibition, but if you look up exhibition, you will not see any of the laws that we are fighting under, this is a fight.

“I don’t think he’s faster than me. I’ve seen a YouTube of him at 16 doing weird dances, that’s not the guy I’m going to be fighting.”

Featured Image Credit: Mike Tyson/Jake Paul/Jamal Niaz

Topics: Boxing, Heavyweight Boxing, Jake Paul, Mike Tyson, Tommy Fury