Showtime Sports is part of the Jake Paul business, and business is looking good.
Currently, Paul will fight former UFC Champion Tyron Woodley in Cleveland on August 29th. After this? According to reports, the promotion sees Tyson Fury’s younger brother, Tommy Fury, as a possible opponent for Jake. Showtime has just signed Fury on a one-on-one deal, with his first match on the undercard being Paul vs. Woodley.
Tommy is best known in the UK for appearing on the trash reality show Love Island, and the 22-year-old is popular enough to appear regularly on British tabloids. As a boxer, he stands 6-0, which may seem impressive until you look at the records of the men he has beaten. One is a staggering 10-113 while another is 0-30. Fury started 2021 with a 0-14 win over Scott Williams before finally taking on someone with a success record in June: the 2-0 Jordan Grant.
So Tommy Fury is more of a celebrity sideshow than a true boxer at this point, which really makes him the perfect addition to the Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley sub-chart. Fury will face an opposing TBA with boxing and MMA experience, and if both Fury and Paul emerge victorious, the supposed idea is to bring the two together next.
While MMA fans would rightly consider this a pretty big step backwards in competition for Jake Paul after battling Tyron Woodley, it makes sense as a fight that will undoubtedly pique the interest of the UK public. And hey, how many times can Jake fight former UFC fighters before this bastard gets old? For someone looking to get involved in the boxing conversation, smoking Tyson Fury’s little brother sounds pretty fitting to Paul.
Of course, social media metrics will be key to this battle. If Tommy Fury doesn’t make a splash on the Paul vs. Woodley sub-map, we’re sure Jake and the gang have other equally ridiculous options in the wings.