TOMMY FURY could possibly be one combat away from going through Jake Paul – however first has to beat the YouTuber’s sparring associate.
Fury options on his on-line rival’s undercard on August 29, which can assist construct in the direction of a pay-per-view conflict between the superstar pair.
3But standing within the Love Island star’s approach is MMA fighter Taylor, a sparring associate of Paul’s.
It is going to mark Fury’s US debut and provides him the right likelihood to ship out a message to Paul, who headlines the night time in opposition to Tyron Woodley.
Right here, SunSport runs down how he compares to Taylor.
Fury was born into boxing having grown up watching brother Tyson and cousin Hughie, whereas being skilled by his dad John and uncle Peter.
He quietly learnt his commerce within the fitness center however had a restricted newbie profession of solely ten bouts.
After being a comparatively unknown however ever-present a part of Tyson’s crew, in 2018 Fury turned skilled with a lot fanfare.
However that sky rocketed in the summertime of 2019, when he entered ITV’s hit actuality TV present Love Island, whereas 2-0.
After coming runner-up with now-girlfriend Molly-Mae Hague, Fury grew to become a star of his personal, effectively out of Tyson’s shadow.
Within the interval since, he has improved to 6-0 with indicators of promise, however nonetheless stays untested having confronted solely journeymen opponents.
Fury, 22, was taken the space in his return to the ring in June, however confirmed glimpses of a wise jab and crowd pleasing proper uppercut.
He’ll absorb not solely an expertise benefit over Taylor, he’s additionally naturally a STONE heavier, and has an even bigger attain.
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Taylor, 32, turned professional in MMA six years in the past however obtained off to a rocky begin, dropping 4 of his first seven.
That included a submission defeat to Conor McGregor’s protege James Gallagher in 2016.
However just lately, Taylor has gained his final 4 on the spin, not dropping in three years, and just lately beat Nate Diaz’s coaching associate Chris Avila.
The part-time actor, who even had a profession as a STRIPPER earlier than combating, has boxed simply as soon as earlier than, dropping by split-decision to Donte Stubbs.
However he made a reputation for himself earlier within the 12 months after calling out Paul to a sparring session, which was later arrange.
And regardless of dangerous blood between the 2 initially, they shaped a friendship and proceed to coach collectively now.
Taylor has been serving to Paul in preparation for his fourth combat, in opposition to ex-UFC champion Woodley, 39.
He often fights at 155lb, however should step up all the way in which to 180lb for his boxing match with Fury.
3Jake Paul pictured with sparring associate Anthony TaylorCredit: Instagram @anthony_prettyboy