Jake Paul will finally satisfy fans who have been calling him to take on an established fighter with a fight with Tommy Fury in Saudi Arabia on February 26 – but Shane McGuigan believes he will taste it. the smell of failure.
The controversial American star entered the bout with slightly more beloved Fury after a decisive win over retired MMA star, Anderson Silva. The Englishman is leading 8-0 in his professional campaign and this match will mark both his first major event and the first scheduled in eight innings.
McGuigan – who is currently cornering the likes of Daniel Dubois and Adam Azim – says seconds out that he was close to working with Fury last year when he went up against Paul.
“I was called in with Tommy because his father and brother couldn’t come to America. So when that fight was announced shortly to be in America, Tommy and I got along. He’s on the side under Tyron Woodley, so is Daniel Dubois.
He called me and said look, will you work in my corner? I said go down. Let’s have a week together.”
Of course, Tommy himself was eventually denied participation, canceling the match until it was recently re-signed.
Since the third time seems lucky for this couple, McGuigan pointed to two things Fury has that will help him win over his American opponent.
“I feel like he had a good stab, he has good feet. That’s really enough to beat Jake Paul in my eyes. A guy that explodes, throws a good right hook over his head, but actually puts his foot back, he’s not programmed to punch properly.
Hands are pretty quick and all rotate but he doesn’t move his legs and tracks and punches. He was boxing static guys and standing there.
Name him [Fury] stick to the stab, get yourself moving, don’t trade him, just push him above the stab for three or four rounds he should beat him.
“Knowledgeable in boxing, you have to say Tommy Fury knows more about boxing than Jake Paul.”
The fight will be available in the UK via Sports ticket office BT and ESPN+ in the United States.