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Ben Davies

Tyson Fury outlines plan to help brother Tommy prepare for Jake Paul fight

Tyson Fury has claimed he will put on a wig and talk "b*******" to his brother Tommy to prepare him for his fight with Jake Paul.

Fury's sibling Tommy will finally step in the ring with bitter rival Paul in a third attempt at settling their feud which is expected to take place on February 25. The British star was forced to withdraw from their scheduled bouts on two previous occasions, first with a broken rib before he was banned from travelling to the US for their second attempted meeting last August.

Now the pair have reached a new agreement, the former Love Islander will prepare with experienced backing from undefeated boxer Tyson. And the 'Gypsy King' has suggested an official announcement over the clash is imminent with fans set to finally see the pair touch gloves.

"Yeah, the big fight action. Tommy and Jake Paul have got it going on," WBC champion Fury told Seconds Out when discussing the upcoming match-up. "There's an imminent announcement coming up for that as well. Yeah, we are almost over the line with that. We should be announcing that quite soon.

"But I'm not going to announce it because they've got to do it themselves. I'm going to put a blonde wig on. And I'm going to chat absolute boll***s every day in the gym just to get him [ Tommy Fury ] going."

Fury is attempting to emulate his brothers' success in the ring and has won his first eight fights as a professional against limited opposition. His upcoming test against Paul will likely be the toughest examination of his career, despite the 'Problem Child' not having fought a natural boxer in his six professional fights.

Tommy Fury will take on Jake Paul next month (Twitter/TysonFury)

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It will be a pressure-filled build-up for the 23-year-old who will be expected to win given his confident statements of intent to end Paul's career in the ring. His sibling Tyson and father John have been heavily involved in his preparation and the latter even became involved with the rivalry after confronting Paul by ripping his shirt off during their confrontation in Dubai.

And his father John has stated that Paul will not want to fight again once he has stepped in the ring with his arch nemesis. “He won’t box again after getting in the ring with Tommy," Fury Sr said. "It will be the end of his career on the 25th. If he doesn’t bottle it before, he won’t want to fight again after this because he is going to get a real good hiding.

"We are away from home and I believe he is a co-promoter so we are looking to knock him out. That is what we are training to do to knock him out. Tommy is a big strong man who wants to win, he is all round too good for him. He has been tested a couple of times with a lot better fighters than Jake Paul and has come through with flying colours."

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