Jake Paul would have got very little “kudos” if he fought and beat Tommy Fury, claims former four-time super middleweight champion Carl Froch.
The former YouTuber was originally scheduled to take on Tyson Fury’s half-brother at Madison Square Garden, only for the Brit to pull out for a second time. After not being allowed into the United States for a scheduled press conference, Fury was not able to sort out the issues with his Visa in time for the bout to continue, meaning it had to be cancelled a second time.
This came as a huge frustration to both Paul and many of the boxing world, who were curious to see how ‘The Problem Child’ fared against a professional boxer. However, Froch believes a win against Fury would have done little to raise Paul’s respect among the boxing world anyway.
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Froch told Daily Star Sport: “The Tommy Fury fight, if that fight happened and he held his own then I would be like ‘oh right, okay!’. So you’ve got Tommy Fury who has no amateur experience, who is a very novice pro.
“I would consider himself to be, not even kind of, British title level ability and experience wise. Tommy Fury is about British title level, that’s probably his level at the minute. He’s not fought anyone, he’s got no experience.
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“If Jake Paul was to beat Tommy Fury, then even that for me would not be good kudos. But for the record, I think Tommy Fury beats him so Jake Paul is struggling.”
Hasim Rahman Jr, the son of former world heavyweight champion Hasim Senior, was drafted in as a last minute replacement for the former Love Island contestant. While it was not the fight everybody had been waiting for, it will be Paul’s first ever fight against a professional boxer.
Rahman carries a record of 12 victories, six knockouts, and only one loss. Paul has gathered some momentum by knocking out former UFC champion Tyron Woodley for a second time, but Rahman is expected to be his biggest test to date.
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