TOMMY FURY said his feud with Jake Paul has become personal and vowed to “break his face in” after agreeing to a rescheduled fight.
Dad and coach John claimed he shook hands with Paul’s manager Nakisa Bidarian over a bout in February, set for Dubai.Tommy Fury fumes at Jake Paul from ringside[/caption] Jake Paul was a special guest commentator for Tommy Fury’s fight[/caption]
The YouTuber-turned boxer was a special guest commentator at the Coca-Cola Arena as Fury boxed late replacement Rolly Lambert in an exhibition.
Paul, 25, heckled from ringside and the two later clashed post-fight with security having to restrain them as their rivalry hit new heights.
Fury, 23, told iFL TV: “I don’t like him. At the start it was kind of like, he’s a big YouTuber, I’ve just come off Love Island, it’ll be a massive fight.
“But as the months have gone down, I don’t like this fella and when I get in the ring with him, I’m going to break his face in.
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“He’s one man I don’t like and that’s not for the camera, there’s no bulls*** involved in that, this is genuine bad blood.
“I don’t like him and when he gets in that ring with me, I’m going to rearrange his face.”
Twice the celebrity boxing foes have signed to fight but both times Fury was withdrawn.
He suffered a rib injury last December and then was pulled out in the rehashed date in August amid a US visa issue, which still persists.
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Dad John named Dubai as the venue to renegotiate after striking a verbal deal with Paul’s advisor Bidarian.
He said: “Contracts mean nothing to me but a handshake does and my word, you can build a tower block on it.
“He’s given me his word, his manager, we fight in February. And where better place? The world of Dubai.”
Paul beat 47-year-old UFC legend Anderson Silva in his last fight in October, the biggest win in his 6-0 career.
Fury was set to return against 5-2 American Paul Bamba, 33, but the bout was dramatically scrapped on the day due to a weight disagreement.
Instead, 17-bout Lambert, 33, filled in on just hours notice but it was unable to be sanctioned as a professional fight.
Fury got six valuable rounds under his belt and vowed to become the man to stop Paul’s gravy train.
He said: “My blood boils when I see him and I’m going to do what everyone wants me to do and that’s end this man.
“Because Canelo ain’t going to put an end to him because Canelo’s out of his league completely, Canelo ain’t never going to fight him.
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“All these other big, big professional fighters ain’t going to fight him.
“I’m the man for him and I’m gonna shut him up for everyone around the world.”