Tommy Fury in talks to fight Jake Paul in August

Tommy Fury in talks to fight Jake Paul in August

Tommy Fury is in negotiations to fight Jake Paul this summer but there is ‘a long way to go’ before the fight is agreed, according to John Fury.

Fury, 23, was scheduled to fight the YouTuber-turned-professional boxer last December only for a rib injury and a bacterial infection shelve those plans.

Paul went on to fight former UFC champion Tyron Woodley for the second time in six months, securing a knockout win to extend his record to 5-0.

The American is set to return to the ring on 6 August, recently confirming he and Amanda Serrano will both fight on a card at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

While no opponent has been named yet, Fury is in the frame to take on Paul on that date, according to his father and trainer John. But other options are also on the table.

‘We’re trying our best to get the fight with Tommy over the line, but there are a couple of major factors we’re trying to get ironed out and if we can, we’ll do it, and if we can’t it’ll be someone else. 

‘Whoever’s out there and it’s sensible, we’ll get it on.’

Fury last fought in April when he secured the eighth win of his career with a comfortable points victory on the Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte undercard at Wembley Stadium.

‘That fight should have been stopped in my opinion, so we’re just looking for good opposition and somebody who can give him a contest and prove his skills. Anyone will do if they can do a job.’ 

The light-heavyweight prospect has recently been on holiday in Dubai with girlfriend Molly-Mae Hague, returning home last week.

‘He’s having time out after fighting in April and he’s enjoying life,’ Fury Snr said. ‘He’s just started back with weight training and programs here and there, but nothing serious. Until we get his next fight penciled in and confirmed, that’s when his serious training will start. But at 23, you soon get fit.’