Lightweight star Gervonta Davis has told Paul he “can’t fight” as his YouTube boxing career continues, and has branded him a “clown” after being named on his previous hitlist
Jake Paul has been told he “can’t fight” by lightweight star Gervonta Davis with the YouTube star set to face Tommy Fury later this month.
The YouTube star will take to the ring later this month in a hotly-anticipated showdown with bitter rival Fury.
Floyd Mayweather’s protege Davis has dismissed Paul’s boxing skillset but is uncertain who will win the showdown in Florida.
”Davis told the Full Send podcast : “I don’t know, But I know that Jake can’t fight. He can’t fight so.”
And the pair came to blows on social media after Paul mocked Davis’ relationship with mentor Mayweather after his inclusion on the proposed opponent list.
Paul’s career has been ridiculed by many stars in both the UFC and boxing with the likes of Nate Diaz and upcoming opponent Fury vowing to end his boxing career.
The test against British star Fury will represent his toughest to date with the reality star famed from Love Island also possessing a natural background in boxing.
He will also have the advantage of having his heavyweight champion brother Tyson training him in the build-up to the grudge match.
Fury was lacklustre in his recent display against Anthony Taylor ambling to a comfortable points defeat in Cleveland on the undercard of his rival’s clash with Woodley in August.
But the 22-year-old has since claimed that he delivered a poor performance on “purpose” to help force through his desirable clash with Paul.
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Fury told Queensberry Promotions : “They have looked at my last fight and thank god they have, because all I am going to say to the millions of people watching, is that you have to do certain things to get certain fights.
“If they have been stupid enough to fall for that trap which they have because I am sitting here now, let them keep watching that fight. I am going to come out like a caged animal because this is the fight that I wanted.
“Would knocking his sparring partner clean out have got me this fight? No it wouldn’t, he would have run a mile. This game is about brains and I have a lot more than him clearly.”
Fury has faced pressure from his brother Tyson and father John to secure the victory against Paul.
His father has also vowed to look for a challenge against Paul’s brother Logan immediately after to try and bring their influence in boxing down.
Fury’s partner Molly Mae Hague has also been brought into the ring rivalry with Paul’s partner Julia Rose offering Hague a mud wrestle in addition to a wager to try and heat up the event.