Jake Paul scoffs at 50/50 deal with Tommy Fury and insists Love Island star is only written about because of him04/28/2021
JAKE PAUL has laughed off a possible 50-50 purse split with Tommy Fury, insisting he is the A-side in their potential fight.
Fury renewed his calls to face the former Disney star after seeing him knock out ex-UFC ace Ben Askren in under two minutes.
Fury's promoter Frank Warren is keen to make the fight but wants both men to receive an even split of the profits.
That suggestion has amused Paul, who told ESPN: "No-one has ever watched any of his fights, the only reason people know of him is because of me.
"He started talking about me and his brother called me out on his behalf.
"No-one has ever watched a Tommy Fury pay-per-view so no-one knows if he will do numbers at the box office.
"His [promoter Frank Warren] went on TV and said send the contract, 50/50.
"I was like, get out of here with that.
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"This guy only has a name and has articles written about him because of me and you're asking for 50/50… take it somewhere else."
Paul – who made waves last weekend by attending UFC 261 – is willing to fight the former reality TV star, but only after he beats someone of note.
He added: "Maybe when he fights someone with a winning record and a highlight performance then it makes sense for us to fight, but until then, move on."
Paul reckons Fury, 21, has padded his record by fighting less than stellar opposition.
He said: "Everyone wants me to fight the best fighter in the world but that's not how this fight game works; you build up your experience and you fight people at the same skill level.
"A lot of people fluff their record; Tommy Fury has fluffed his record like crazy. you see it all the time in boxing.
"The next test for me is to go up against a real striker and we'll see what happens next."
Should the fight come together, Paul believes the contest will be a lucrative one for all parties involved.
He said: "I think it'd be a massive fight. He's fought scrubs to make himself look good.
"People will say the same about me, but I've fought guys with winning records like Ben Askren and AnEsonGib.
"Our teams are talking and trying to figure something out."
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