Boxing: Tommy Fury’s father confirms negotiations for a bout with Jake Paul

Tommy Fury‘s father John has confirmed that his son is negotiating to agree a long-awaited bout with YouTuber Jake Paul.

The two men were supposed to face each other before, but their first fight, which was scheduled to take place at the end of last year, was cancelled after Fury decided to pull out due to illness and injury.

“We’re looking at the Jake Paul situation but there’s a long way to go with it,” John Fury told Free Bets.

“That’s still in negotiation and up in the air, the lawyers are dealing with it as we speak.

“I’m not interested in what Jake Paul does unless we’re fighting him, but he’s good for boxing. He’s bringing new eyes and he’s making a lot of noise.

“We’re trying our best to get the fight with Tommy over the line, but there are a couple of major factors we’re trying to get ironed out and if we can, we’ll do it.”

John Fury also claimed that a potential bout between the two men is likely to take in the United States.

Then, he went on to indicate that his other son, Tyson, would be tempted to face Anthony Joshua, should the latter beat Oleksandr Usyk.

“I’ll be watching [AJ v Usyk],” noted John.

“It’s good to see a fellow Brit trying to climb a mountain. It is a mountain for AJ. It’s an Everest for him, but I think he can do it.

“He’s a big strong guy and it was only a game plan that let him down last time. All AJ has to do is tweak a few things and sheer size and power wins.

“He’s got a funny way of doing things. He beat [Andy] Ruiz in Saudi on the return so why not? If anyone’s capable it’s AJ.

“I hope he does win and who knows, a fight against him might just tempt Tyson. Nobody else will.”