Tommy Fury, undefeated half-brother of the WBC Heavyweight Champion of the World, wants to win a world title himself and go down in boxing history for his efforts.
Fury’s career has been stop-start since turning professional at 18 years of age. A second-place stint in popular reality show, Love Island, and all of the media obligations that came with it, mean he’s still only eight fights deep into his professional campaign. These days, postponed fights and public negotiations with YouTuber-turned-fighter, Jake Paul, is most likely how he’ll make headlines.
Despite that, he still seems to want to go the traditional route in the sport. Speaking to Boxing Social, Fury assured his fans that his goal remains the same as it did the first time he laced up the gloves as a professional fighter.
“Why would I not collect millions of pounds to fight an idiot that I could beat comfortably with both hands tied behind my back? You ought to be an idiot not to take it. So these lucrative fights are here. I’m going to take them, but don’t mistake it for anything – my goal in this sport is to be world champion and nothing can ever draw me from that.”
“I want to go down in history and be remembered in this sport. That’s the whole reason why I got into it, because Jake Paul and all these fellas weren’t about when I turned pro at eighteen.”
🤷♂️ “I want to be a world champion and go down in boxing history, but why would I not collect millions to fight an idiot?”@tommytntfury discusses why he still wants to fight @jakepaul 👀
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— Boxing Social (@boxing_social) November 5, 2022
Fury returns to action on the undercard of a Floyd Mayweather exhibition this week in Dubai. He faces Paul Bamba, a 5-2 former US Marine. Paul will be in attendance, and there will likely be some back and forth between the two. Should Fury want to pursue world titles, though, he may be better advised to start calling for fights with ranked light heavyweights.