Jake Paul has been in talks with Tommy Fury over a fight later this year but appears to be losing patience with the negotiations
Jake Paul claims Tommy Fury has rejected two offers to fight him later this year – and has made a public final offer of $1million.
Paul and Fury have been engaged in talks since the YouTube star outpointed former UFC champion Tyron Woodley last month.
Fury himself beat Paul’s sparring partner Anthony Taylor on the undercard before clashing with his rival backstage.
Talks over settling the rivalry then began almost right away but they now look to have reached an impasse.
“Tommy ‘Fury’ has denied two abundant offers from my team,” Paul said on Twitter. “Timmy ‘Fury’…. this is your last offer… $1 million, eight rounds. Four times more than you have ever made.
“Either step up and fight OR accept that you and your Dad don’t believe in you.”
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Paul has fought four times as a professional, winning his first three by stoppage before being taken the eight-round distance by Woodley.
The social media star intends to fight again before the end of the year and has made Fury his No.1 target.
Paul’s coach BJ Flores said earlier this month: “They [Paul’s management and Showtime] have been talking about Tommy Fury for quite some time,” Flores said of the fight.
“He’s a good looking kid, very charismatic, the younger brother of world heavyweight champion Tyson, he comes from that Gypsy background and he’s very tough.
“He’s one of those guys that doesn’t have all of the amateur credentials like Tyson or grow up the same way as he did, but he’s still a Fury so he’s going to be tough.”
Fury, meanwhile, has won each of his eight paid fights but looked lacklustre against Taylor.
After that fight, the brother of heavyweight world champion Tyson, said: “It wasn’t my best performance but at the end of the day if it was easy everyone would be doing it.
“I’m learning day by day and I’m getting better. There was no danger at all, tonight went the way it went because it’s in God’s hands.
“Looking at that, Jake Paul should have an easy night so there are no excuses now.
“You’ve seen everybody in here, I got the biggest cheer of the night. No excuses, no running, no hiding. I want you next you bum!”
“Let’s get it on. It should be easy enough for him, I went four rounds with his sparring partner. It should be no test at all.”