Jake Paul said Tommy Fury ‘chose the wrong time to fight’ and warned: ‘I’m coming for his head’.
The celebrity fighting rivals have signed and confirmed their anticipated grudge match for December 18 in Florida.
Fury, 22, is more experienced than the YouTuber at 7-0, and will be his first opponent with prior professional boxing experience.
Paul said: “Everyone was like, ‘Fight a real boxer’, OK, here it is.
“Same height, same weight, same age. He’s 7-0, his brother’s the legendary Tyson Fury, who is the heavyweight champion of the world.
“He’s been boxing his whole entire life, amateur fights, so on and so forth, he’s got a big name, it’s the perfect fight.
“Definitely the toughest guy but, I’m coming for his head.
“He has a lot, a lot to deal with and he chose the wrong time to fight me, because I’m just not playing around this time.”
In his first three fights, Paul beat YouTuber ‘AnEsonGib’, ex-NBA star Nate Robinson, 37, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, also 37.
But in August, he improved to 4-0 with a win over eight rounds against ex-UFC champion Tyron Woodley, 39.
Before the fight, the pair agreed the loser must get the winner’s name tattooed on them.
Instead, Woodley tried to convince Paul to give him a rematch if he lived up to the wager.
The MMA veteran later did get ‘I love Jake Paul’ on his finger, but it proved too little too late to get a rematch.
Paul said: “By the time he’d got the tattoo, we’d already moved on to fighting Tommy Fury and making that fight negotiation.
“I don’t think people really wanna see Tyron vs Jake Paul again. He had his chance. He had his chance.”
Photo Credit: Getty