Jake Paul and Tommy Fury’s boxing match this summer has been raised.
Paul and Tyson Fury, Tommy’s older half-brother and world heavyweight boxing champion, have agreed to a $1 million bet for an August 6 fight at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The bet was made through the mediation via video on social networks during the weekend.
Tyson initially said in an interview that he was so confident in his brother that he would have bet $100,000 on him. Paul, the YouTube star-turned-prize fighter, responded in the video saying he would take the bet, but mocked Tyson for putting so little at stake, given that Tyson had made tens of millions in a fight wallet over the years.
Tyson responded on social media saying he would raise the bid to $1 million. But he added that he wasn’t sure Paul really had that much money. Tyson said he wanted the money to be placed in escrow and then given to the winner after the fight.
“I don’t think you have a million dollars,” Tyson said. “And I’m not talking about cryptocurrencies. I’m talking about real US dollars.”
In response, Paul said he would contact his lawyer and “immediately transfer the money to escrow.” He again made fun of the amount Tyson wanted to wager, implying that maybe the older brother doesn’t trust Tommy as much as he claims.
“World Heavyweight Champion, a million dollars is all you want to bet?” Paul said. “Want to go with such a small thing, no problem.”
Paul then asked what he should spend the money on if he won the fight. Paul mentioned a Ferrari SF90 Stradale, a Ferrari 296 GTB, or a Richard Mille McLaren watch.
“I’ll take your money and spend it on some good x…,” Paul said.
Paul, 25, is 5-0 as a professional boxer, and last December he knocked out former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley with a single punch. Tommy Fury, 23, is 8-0 as a pro and beat Daniel Bocianski on points in April. Tommy Fury became a celebrity in the United Kingdom after appearing on the reality show Love Island.