Eddie Hearn Has Mixed Opinions On Tommy Fury Ahead Of Jake Paul Fight
Promoter Eddie Hearn backs Jake Paul (5-0, 4 KOs) to defeat the light heavyweight potential Tommy Fury (8-0, 4 KOs) in their upcoming fight.
The Paul-Fury bout is scheduled on August 6 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, which will be carried by Showtime Pay-Per-View.
At the moment, there are no reports about the fight being postponed. Earlier this week, Fury wasn’t allowed to enter the United States. However, his handlers are confident that the issues will be resolved.
Despite the confidence Tyson Fury has shown in his brother, Hearn doesn’t have the same views.
“I think [Paul] probably does [beat Fury]. They’re about the same kind of level. The problem with Jake is you listen to him and you can’t help being drawn in by the confidence. So I’m now drawn in by the confidence and putting him as a guy who deserves to be a boxer,” Hearn told The MMA Hour.
“On paper Tommy Fury should beat him easily, but then you watch Tommy Fury and you think, ‘Well actually, you’re not very good either.’ But what is good about the fight is that it’s a 50/50 fight. As long as it’s a competitive match-up, it doesn’t matter, it’s okay to watch. And that’s a 50/50, I don’t actually know who’s gonna win.
“If Tommy Fury loses, it is genuinely the most embarrassing thing that could ever happen to him. If Jake loses, his career’s over. So therefore it’s quite exciting.”