Jake Paul is tired of waiting for Tommy Fury to sign for a fight against him in August.
The YouTube star-turned-boxer took to Twitter on Wednesday to give Fury an ultimatum after negotiations apparently stalled to book the matchup for a proposed date August 6 with an event scheduled at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
“Tommy Fury, you retired last year,” Paul wrote. “So you agree to fight me now but your dad is trying to get you out again?
“We’ve given you everything you asked for: a two million dollar bag, VADA tests, tampons. You have 24 hours to clear this up or I will never give you this chance again.”
Tommy Fury, you retired last year. So you agree to fight me now but your dad is trying to get you out again?
We’ve given you everything you asked for
$2 million wallet ✅
Try VADA ✅
You have 24 hours to clear this up or I’ll never give you this chance again.
—JakePaul (@jakepaul) June 22, 2022
All signs have been pointing towards Paul vs. Fury for some time after the Ohio native teased his return to action in August.
Paul was originally scheduled to face Fury last December, but the British boxer and reality star was forced to drop out due to injury. Former UFC champion Tyron Woodley served as Fury’s replacement and ultimately suffered a brutal sixth-round knockout loss to Paul.
Fury ended up booking a different matchup in April, where he moved to 8-0 in his career with a decision win over Daniel Bocianski in a largely uneventful six-round bout that served as part of his brother’s fight card. Major Tyson Fury with Dillian Whyte. .
Paul continued his tirade in a separate post where he explained that he was told that Fury would not be traveling to the United States for a fight without his father, John Fury, in his corner. According to Paul, a press conference to officially announce the fight was scheduled for next week, which only added to his frustration over the delays in signing the fight.
“What’s the excuse? ‘Oh I can’t go and I can’t do it because my dad can’t be there with me during the fight,'” Paul said on Twitter. “Tommy, your father was banned from entering the United States for 15 years. You’ve known this all along. He is a criminal. He is not allowed to enter. When you fought Anthony Taylor in Cleveland, neither Tyson [Fury] or your dad was there with you at your debut in America. Now all of a sudden you need your team with you? That doesn’t make any fucking sense.
“You’re scared. You say you’re a professional boxer but you don’t want to fight me? Who are you talking so much about? Who are you saying you’re going to wake up? Who are you saying I’m nothing compared to you? Where’s all that shit now, Tommy?” “You’re an atypical fucking pro boxer who doesn’t want this fight to happen. This is the biggest opportunity of your fucking life and you’re groping for the fucking bag one more time and I can’t believe how fucking stupid you are. You fucking idiot.” ”
For his part, Fury responded to the challenge, but it is not yet known if a deal has been signed.
As much as Paul has been preparing for a boxing match against Fury, he has also recently teased his interest in a fight against Nate Diaz, who is desperately trying to get out of his UFC contract with only one fight left.
Based on the rumors surrounding that potential matchup, oddsmakers at Sportsbetting.ag posted the odds on a Diaz vs. Paul fight.
As it stands, Diaz would open as a heavy favorite at -210 with Paul the underdog at +170.
Whether that fight actually comes to fruition in 2022 remains to be seen, especially as Diaz continues to wait for the UFC to book him again so he can finish out his contract.
As far as the Fury fight goes, Paul seems adamant that he’s done waiting and hopes to come to some kind of resolution sooner rather than later to complete the deal by August 6.