Jake Paul has apparently played down claims that he will fight Tommy Fury in August by shooting Matchroom boxing promoter Eddie Hearn.
After taking a break from competing himself, focusing on promoting fighters under his MVP brand, Jake Paul has confirmed that he will return to boxing in August.
The YouTuber-turned-boxer was originally scheduled to fight on August 12, but will now fight in New York on August 6 alongside Amanda Serrano. While there have been many rumors about who Jake will face, his long-time rival Tommy Fury was put in the top spot by Matchroom boxing promoter Eddie Hearn.
Hearn, who is not promoting either fighter, stated that he had heard the pair would finally meet in August after their original 2021 bout was cancelled. However, Jake has apparently downplayed those claims.
Until June 11, the ‘Problem Child’ had kept fairly quiet about potential opponents for his fight, instead poking fun at some of the other fights taking place around him.
He weighed in on things about their fight when Tyson Fury downplayed claims about his own return to the ring, where it was stated that he would fight the winner of Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua in December.
“This is all news to me! The biggest load of rubbish ever seen!” Fury said. jack didn’t miss a beat, quoting Fury’s tweet and replying, “Anything that comes out of Hearn’s mouth is garbage.”
everything that comes out of Hearn’s mouth is garbage https://t.co/GUt4D6PsTe
—JakePaul (@jakepaul) June 11, 2022
As noted, there have been many rumors about possible opponents for Jake, from Anderson Silva to Tommy Fury. However, many fans have urged him to finally face Tommy.
At this point, it remains to be seen who Jake will face off on August 6, but there is a lot of interest. So, we’ll just have to keep an eye on things.