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Jake Paul offered Fury to change his name to Tommy Fumbles or put up $500,000

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 16: Tommy Fury in action during a Daniel Dubois v Kyotaro Fujimoto Public Workout at the Intu Lakeside on December 16, 2019 in Grays, England. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)| ATLANTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 17: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller)
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Jake Paul has had a surprising amount of success in his young career in combat sports. Paul is undefeated in his four-bout boxing career, facing opponents with roughly the same experience in the sport. Most recently, Paul won against veteran MMA fighter Tyron Woodley. Now, Paul has his sights set on the half-brother of two-time World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury, Tommy. Jake Paul will fight Tommy Fury on December 18 with an updated wager on the line.

Tommy Fury is also undefeated in his young boxing career, which started just under three years ago. Fury’s most recent victory came on the undercard of Paul’s bout with Woodley. The match was also his boxing debut in the United States. Fury is just 22-years-old and is already 7-0 through his first seven matches. Fury will be the most legitimate opponent that Paul has squared up against in the ring.

“I offered Fury to change his name to Tommy Fumbles or put up $500,000 of his purse if he loses. He chose to agree to change his name. Guess he puts more value on money then he does his own family name. Maybe he knows his family is disowning him once he loses, so money and [Tommy’s girlfriend and UK TV personality] Molly [Mae-Hague] is all he’s going to have left.”

Jake Paul

The idea for Tommy to wager a name change came from his brother Tyson in an interview with Boxing Social in September. Tyson Fury and his legacy have made his last name synonymous with boxing success. So, Tommy having to change his name after a loss is undoubtedly no small matter, even if it’s only for a year.

The two fighters agreed to a bout with eight rounds at three minutes each. Jake Paul will fight Fury in Tampa Bay, Florida, and it will be contested at 192 pounds. Paul, whose brother Logan recently squared off with the legendary Floyd Mayweather, will look to prove himself against his most worthy adversary in his young career. On the other side, Fury will look to maintain his undefeated streak and avoid blemishing his last name with endless boxing history behind it.

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