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Tommy Fury weighs in on Jake Paul bet drama

Tommy Fury, the younger brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, has backed up his father’s call for Jake Paul to double his purse despite the pair not signing a contract to confirm the terms. The call comes after Fury defeated Paul over eight rounds in Saudi Arabia in a catchweight contest between two big names with novice skills.

Prior to the fight, Paul was confident of victory and offered to double Fury’s purse if he won. The two shook hands on the bet during the pre-fight press conference, and Paul provided a contract to solidify the deal, but it was never signed. Now, Tommy Fury has joined his father in calling for Paul to pay up, arguing that a handshake is just as good as a signed contract.

However, Paul’s manager and business partner, Nakisa Bidarian, has suggested that the elder Fury declined the bet on camera in some way and that they have no plans to pay the extra.

Despite the lack of a signed contract, the Fury family is arguing that a handshake is a binding agreement and that Paul should honor his bet. They have claimed that they are old-fashioned and that a handshake means everything to them.

This dispute is just one example of the growing trend of celebrity boxing matches, which have become increasingly popular in recent years. While many fans enjoy seeing their favorite celebrities and social media influencers step into the ring, others have criticized the trend for trivializing the sport of boxing.

Regardless of whether or not Paul decides to pay up, it seems likely that the two fighters will face off again in a rematch later this year. With the popularity of celebrity boxing matches showing no signs of slowing down, it remains to be seen whether these events will continue to be a novelty or become a permanent fixture in the world of professional boxing.


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