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‘I’m glad I wasn’t there’ – Tommy Fury’s promoter slams ‘silly and ridiculous’ antics with Jake Paul at fight in Dubai

FRANK WARREN slammed the “silly” and “ridiculous” antics between Tommy Fury and Jake Paul in Dubai.

Paul was a special guest commentator at the Coca-Cola Arena last weekend as Fury boxed late replacement Rolly Lambert in an exhibition.

Tommy Fury and his dad John in Dubai
Jake Paul heckled from ringside at Tommy Fury’s fight

The American heckled from ringside and the two later clashed post-fight with security having to restrain them as their rivalry hit new heights.

Fury’s dad John at one point even ripped off his shirt and offered to fight Paul bare-knuckle in the ring.

Promoter Warren was not present at the even in the Middle East, headlined by Floyd Mayweather, and was happy not to be.

He said on talkSPORT: “I’m glad I wasn’t there.

“It’s all a bit silly and gets a bit ridiculous, but I don’t know, but for some reason it is what it is.

“This sort of YouTube type of thing, remember I come from the purest boxing background, and I look at it sometimes and I just scratch my head, but maybe I’m just getting older and I’m missing the point.”

Paul publicly stated online that he is ready to travel to the UK to face Fury at the third time of asking.

And he has given his celebrity boxing rival just a week to return a signed contract by.


Warren reckons the seven-day deadline is enough time to get a deal over the line.

He said: “It will probably be in late February or March.

“The reason why it didn’t go [before], the contracts were all signed, because of the problems he had with the US immigration.

“We are all past that now. Jake is up for coming over here and we have to get the deal finalised in the next week or so.”

Twice the famous boxing foes have signed to fight but both times Fury, 23, was withdrawn.

He suffered a rib injury last December and then was pulled out in the rehashed date in August amid a US visa issue, which still persists.

Fury’s dad and coach John claimed he shook hands with Paul’s manager Nakisa Bidarian over a bout in February.

And the YouTuber-turned 6-0 boxer insisted he has no problem crossing enemy territory to finally commence battle.

He tweeted: “I agree to fight Tommy in Manchester or London in February.

“I’ll come to his country, no more running. His baby is due then and you’ve said it’s no issue.

“Since John is adamant we’ve agreed, I am giving you seven days to present a signed contract by Tommy or I’m moving on.”

Paul’s Most Valuable Promotions company revealed they will pay their man while Warren will take care of Fury’s financials.

MVP posted: “John Fury has asked for February. Jake Paul has agreed.

“All that is needed now is for Frank Warren to get Tommy Fury to sign. MVP is paying Jake Paul and Frank Warren is paying Tommy Fury.”

Tommy Fury and Jake Paul are still linked with a grudge match in February

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