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Donagh Corby

Jake Paul wants Tommy Fury to change his name and quit boxing after grudge fight

Jake Paul will travel to London tomorrow to face off with Tommy Fury and his family, including world heavyweight champion Tyson and his dad John.

The American has been trying to organise a deal to fight unbeaten boxer and Love Island star Fury for years, with two previous fights falling through between the pair. They were due to first meet in December 2021 at the Amalie Arena in Florida before the Brit picked up a rib injury, and travel issues cost them their second bout at Madison Square Garden the following August.

Now, Paul has managed to land the pair bumper paydays for the bout to take place on February 26 in Saudi Arabia, where he made his WWE debut last November. And he wants the Fury family to live up to their promise of making his rival change his name should he lose the long-awaited grudge fight.

"After multiple failed attempts to get Tommy Fury in the ring, the moment of truth has finally arrived," Paul wrote in a social media post today. "Fumbles has no excuses now. Baby is born. Money is massive. Immigration is not an issue. Sunday February 26, Paul vs Fury is live on ESPN+ PPV in the US and BT Sport Box Office in the UK.

" Tyson Fury has promised he and Papa John will make Tommy retire from boxing and change his last name forever if he can’t beat the YouTuber. Saturday (tomorrow) I’m coming to London to look at all three Fury’s in the eye and shake on that promise. Alhamdulillah!"

In a further statement as part of a press release, Paul added: "I will get in the ring with a ‘real boxer,’ an 8-0 fighter from a storied fighting family and show the world the truth about who Jake Paul, the boxer really is.”

Who do you think wins; Jake Paul or Tommy Fury? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

It was back in October 2021 when Tyson first floated the idea of his brother changing his name, given the shame he would be bringing on the family by losing to a YouTube star. Tyson is the world heavyweight champion, but his surname is shared by a host of other major fighters including top British fighter Hughie and even his dad John. His uncle Peter is also a renowned trainer.

"I think the fight needs to happen, Tommy and Jake Paul will get the fight done," Fury told Boxing Social. "And if Tommy can't splatter Jake Paul I'll retire him from boxing myself. He doesn't need to be a boxer and if he can't beat Jake Paul, forget about boxing because he's got ambitions of being a world champion, never mind beating some YouTube guy.

"But it's a great fight for the social media world and it's a great fight for all the kids and all the young girls who support them both. It's a great fight to watch, it's a spectacle and if Tommy has got any ambitions of being a world champion, his name's Fury. If he can't beat Jake Paul, I'll have to change his name. How about that? Do you agree with that Tommy? If you can't beat him your name's getting changed!"

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