‘He should go to a desert island and just stay there for life if he loses’: Eddie Hearn heaps pressure on Tommy Fury ahead of his clash with Jake Paul, claiming defeat by the YouTube star would be ‘the most embarrassing thing’
- Eddie Hearn has heaped pressure on Tommy Fury ahead of Jake Paul fight
- He claims Fury should go to a ‘desert island’ if he loses against the Youtube star
- Hearn also says a loss for Fury would be the most ’embarrassing thing’
- Fury and Paul are finally set to fight in Tampa, United States, on December 18
Pressure will be on Tommy Fury ahead of his clash with Jake Paul after promoter Eddie Hearn claimed he should go to a ‘desert island’ if he loses the fight.
After months of speculation and social media clash, the pair are set to go head-to-head on December 18 in Tampa Bay, United States.
Promoter Hearn expects Fury, the brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, to get the win and he claims a loss against Paul would be ‘the most embarrassing thing’.
Pressure will be on Tommy Fury ahead of his fight against Jake Paul on December 18
Eddie Hearn has claimed a loss for Fury in Tampa will be the ‘most embarrassing thing’
‘Logic would tell you a pro that boxed for a living and was also Tyson Fury’s brother should never lose to Jake Paul,’ Hearn said via talkSPORT’s Michael Benson.
‘If Tommy loses, he should go to a desert island and just stay there for life. It would be the most embarrassing thing.’
It’s not the first time that pressure has been mounted on the 22-year-old. His brother, Tyson, claimed he would change Tommy’s last name if he loses against the Youtube sensation.
Speaking on Behind the Gloves, Tyson said: ‘If Tommy can’t splatter Jake Paul, I’ll retire him from boxing myself.
Paul defeated former UFC champion Tyron Woodley last time out in Cleveland, Ohio
‘He’s got ambitions of being a world champion, never mind beating some YouTube guy.
‘His name’s Fury. If he can’t beat Jake Paul, I’ll have to change his name.’
Fury is currently unbeaten after seven fights – four of them being via knockouts. Similarly, Paul is also unbeaten in four fights. He beat former UFC star Tyron Woodley in his last bout but Love Island star Fury is set to be his toughest opponent to date.
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