Tommy Fury will cross paths with Jake Paul when he makes his American boxing debut against Anthony Taylor on the undercard of Paul’s fight with Tyron Woodley laster this month
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Fury will make his American boxing debut against MMA fighter Anthony Taylor on the undercard of Paul’s fight with Tyron Woodley on August 29.
The 22-year-old, whose brother is WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, will face Bellator lightweight Anthony Taylor, one of Paul’s main training partners, in a six-round contest on the card.
Paul has become one of the most-talked about names in combat sports since transitioning from an internet personality to a pugilist last year.
‘The Problem Child’ won fights against YouTuber AnEsongib and former NBA point guard Nate Robinson before knocking out former UFC welterweight Ben Askren last November.
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Paul got into an altercation before his brother’s fight with Mayweather in June. After stealing Mayweather’s hat, Paul was swarmed by Mayweather’s bodyguards and a scuffle unfolded.
Talking recently to BT Sport Boxing, Fury said he hopes Paul is up to the same sort of antics when the two inevitably cross paths later this month.
“I am wearing a cap, I’m gonna do it on purpose and hope he tries to take it. So I can hit him with a left hook like Floyd Mayweather done and send him crying again. He took a little bit of a shot around the eye and went off with an injury crying with a red face, Fury said.
“I know exactly what he’s about and his cronies. So this here is a thrill-seeking ride for me. I’m going to get over there, I’m going to enjoy it. I’m going to take it with both hands because I know what I’m messing with at the end of the day.
“I know what I’ve done in my career and I know what they are and I know how to take things like this on. You know, we take it with a pinch of salt. I know my ability. I know my power and I know what I can do.
“So, I’m going to go over there and show everybody what I can do.”
Also making his US debut on the card is British heavyweight Daniel Dubois. ‘Triple D’ rebounded after suffering the first loss of his career to Joe Joyce by stopping Bogdan Dinu in two rounds in June. Dubois will fight Joe Cusumano at the August 29 event.
Fury also fought on the same event as Dubois in June, going the distance with Jordan Grant to pick up his sixth win as a professional. ‘TNT’ continued by explaining how big of an opportunity his fight with Taylor later this month is.
“It is unbelievable to get the chance to go over to the USA to fight and put on a show. I am grateful for the opportunity and I am definitely going to leave my mark on the American fans,” he said.
“American fans can, as always with me, expect a big dirty knockout. That is what I say and that is what I try to bring. I want to put on a masterclass performance and show levels again and show how much I am improving.
“It is another step on my journey to world titles.”