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For Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury, Mike Perry has been confirmed as a backup fighter.

Next month, Tommy Fury and "The Problem Child" will square off in Saudi Arabia. Since Fury backed out of their previous fight in December 2021, Paul is skeptical that Fury will attend the dance. Paul has therefore asked Mike Perry to stand in for him if necessary.

“We have Mike Perry on standby,” Paul said at a press conference on Saturday. “Let’s go, Mike Perry. He’s ready to jump in in case Tommy pulls out.”

It appears that Perry came very close to getting into a fight with Paul, but for whatever reason it didn't happen. Even though the UFC and BKFC star didn't secure the lucrative bout, putting his name in the running to face Paul paid off especially if Fury cancels.

Since his exit from the UFC in 2021, "Platinum" has enjoyed a nice winning streak. Perry has won four straight fights after leaving the Octagon, including victories over Michael Seals, Julian Lane, and Michael "Venom" Page.

After facing Anderson Silva, Tyron Woodley (twice), and Ben Askren, Jake Paul will be facing Mike Perry for the fourth time in a row against a former UFC fighter if Tommy Fury is unable to make it to the fight on February 26.


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