Tommy Fury insisted he would beat Jake Paul ‘very comfortably’ when he addressed the fake message the YouTuber claimed to receive from his partner Molly-Mae.
talkSPORT sat down with Fury after that video from the influencer-turned professional boxer last month, which came after a call-out from Tommy and his brother Tyson.
Right at the end of the video, Paul included a screenshot of an apparent private message he claims to have received from Fury’s girlfriend.
It was dated in 2018, a year before she met the Brit on the hit show Love Island.
But it appears Paul was simply trying to get under Fury’s skin as one fan pointed out the emoji used in the screenshot wasn’t even released until the year after.
And in response to that particular tweet, Molly-Mae responded: “Times must be hard when you’re having to fake a DM….photoshop is scary.”
On the fake DM, Fury said: “We all know that wasn’t true. That’s the kind of person Jake Paul is, he tries to come out with all these things.
“He’s got his team in the back working on fake DMs, saying ‘let’s do this and let’s do that’.
“If he’d checked his stuff and was that good he’d have understood the white heart wasn’t approved until 2019 and the DM was supposed to be sent in 2018.
“So he can’t be very good at his job. That’s the type of person he is but it doesn’t matter to me.
“Fake news is fake news. He’s a fake person who fights NBA fighters. So he’s just fake all round and he’s not going to get under my skin.”
He continued: “I’ve got serious business to attend on June 5, it’s another step in my career and another must win fight. It’s another step along the road.
“Every fight is a world title fight and that’s why I train like it’s a world title fight. I’ve been in Miami with the best.
“I’m in phenomenal shape and training even harder in this last week and even though it’s a four round fight you’ve got to do this otherwise you’re not going to get to the big fights. Every single fight is crucial at this stage.”
Next up for Fury is a bout with 2-0 Brit Jordan Grant, rather than journeyman Andy Bishop as originally planned, on the Dubois vs Bogdan Dinu undercard tonight.
Paul had taken aim at Fury for initially accepting a fight with Bishop – whose professional boxing career record is 0-14 with two TKO losses among them.
But despite the continued war of words, Fury has no intention of changing his career to secure the YouTube sensation another big pay day.
“It’s been an online beef at the minute and that’s all it is because he can’t do anything otherwise. I’ve put it on a plate many times,” Fury explained.
“I’m a fair man and would fight under most circumstances, at the moment all he wants to do is create memes and cause s*** online.
“I haven’t got the time for that. I know he has as he’s an online person. I’m just doing this game for one reason and one reason only, and that’s to fight.
“The thing is with Jake Paul and the Jake Paul fight is that I’ve got my own plan in my head with boxing and beating a social media star doesn’t come into it or really satisfy me.”
On whether he wants to fight Paul, Fury responded: “But if you’re asking me would I like to take the fight? Would it be a comfortable night’s work and would it be beneficial to me? Yeah it ticks every box so why not.
“I’m going to continue with my career so if he wants to fight, which is highly unlikely as he’s got no balls, I’ll happily take that fight.
“I’m not going to take any detours for Jake Paul in the way I do things. I’m going to keep doing me, training the way I’m training and the fighters I fight to get that experience.
“If Jake Paul comes into it, that’s fine, I’ll happily fight with him very comfortably. It’s a good thing as I don’t have to change what I’m going to do.
“If he wants to fight, it’s here because it’s a comfortable night’s work and very beneficial. I’m not going to start changing my career for Jake Paul.”