Jake Paul’s Backup Plan for Upcoming Fight Against Tommy Fury
Jake Paul, the YouTube star-turned-professional boxer, is not taking any chances with his upcoming fight against Tommy Fury. In case Fury withdraws from the match, set to take place on Feb. 25 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia, Paul has a backup plan in place. Enter Mike Perry, the bare-knuckle boxing star from the BKFC, who is ready to step in at a moment’s notice.
“We have Mike Perry on standby,” Paul said when asked if there was a backup for the fight. “Let’s go, Mike Perry. He’s ready to jump in in case Tommy pulls out.”
Paul, who has had two bookings with Fury fall through in the past, announced that Perry is on standby, should Fury fail to show up again. The YouTube star is not convinced that Fury has ever actually wanted to fight him and believes that the British fighter is a “big talker”.
Perry, who rose to notoriety during a five-year stint in the UFC, where he compiled a 7-8 record, is no stranger to the ring. Currently, he is 2-0 in the BKFC, with wins over former Bellator welterweight champion Michael “Venom” Page and Julian Lane.
“A part of me definitely still doubts that Fury shows up,” Paul said. “It’s scary and it’s annoying and him not showing up to the face-to-face we were just supposed to do right now, it sucks and the kid’s not necessarily reliable, but the money’s good for him. So it would just be so dumb and I think he’s probably tired of [Fury’s partner and fellow reality TV star Molly-Mae Hague] making all the money in the relationship. He’s got a kid now so he needs to help pay for some diapers.”
Whether or not Paul vs. Fury finally happens, one thing is for sure, the “Problem Child” is not leaving anything to chance and is ready for any eventuality. Whether it be with Fury or Perry, the boxing ring is set to heat up in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia on Feb. 25.