Frank Warren says people are “massively buying” the idea of influencers turning to the sport of boxing.
The veteran combat promoter has been in the game for several decades and has been through a lot.
But Warren, 70, knows the game is playing around him, and thinks it’s only a matter of time before ‘YouTube User’ fights become widespread and accepted by mainstream audiences. get more.
Tommy Fury, brother of WBC heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury, has long been linked with a fight against Jake Paul, an American entertainer turned boxer and producer, but that has yet to materialize after his younger brother Fury was denied entry to the US because of their proposed clash earlier this year..
And Warren has a lot to say about supposedly non-boxers entering the fight when talking to Podcast Everyone, Just Everyone with Dermot O’Leary.
“I went to Jake Paul’s fight in America because Tommy Fury was fighting under the hood.
Usually, with boxing, it’s pretty empty until the main event starts. You’ve got boxing madmen sitting there [through it all] or fans of a particular fighter are fighting, but it’s not until the main event or match is before the main event that it begins to fill up.
This place was full as soon as the door opened. It was a really young audience but they sat and watched everything.”
Paul and Fury were scheduled to meet on August 6 at Madison Square Garden in New York, but the fight was over. Paul returns on October 29 at the Gila River Arena in Phoenix, Arizona when he faces former MMA star Anderson Silvawhile Fury has yet to confirm his return.
“I looked around at a few old men and asked where we went wrong.
By the way, Jake Paul – a lovely guy, a very smart guy and a great promoter – is in an eight-round match and will be speaking after the eighth round.
He was fighting a man in his 40s or whatever he was in and I was thinking to myself…
But they are buying in massively.
A fight between him and Tommy was supposed to happen and it was a real nightmare, but they’re actually getting into it. “