Unbeaten prospect Tommy Fury (7-0, 4 KOs) admits he rejected two prior offers to face Jake Paul (4-0, 3 KOs) in a boxing match this December, on Showtime Pay-Per-View.
Last month, Paul made his Showtime Pay-Per-View debut when he picked up a tough eight round split decision victory over former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.
In the pay-per-view opener of that card, Fury won a decision over combat sports veteran Anthony Taylor.
After the event was over, Paul and Fury were involved in a tense verbal confrontation.
Earlier this week, Paul went public with a $1 million final offer to Fury – with the month of December being the target for staging the fight.
However, the younger brother of Tyson Fury has thrown water on that offer – and says Paul must come up with a higher figure.
“I just wanted to come on here and address a few things that Jake Paul has been saying that I have denied two offers to fight him. That is true, as those offers weren’t even worth addressing, and now he has come out and said that he wants to give me a million to fight him and I just want to say this,” the 22-year-old Fury said.
“To everybody out there, $1 million for a fight of this magnitude is not even worth getting out of bed for, this fight is going to gross millions and millions of pounds. I cannot walk down the street without anybody asking me when are you fighting Jake Paul, so until you want to make a serious offer and put it on the table, we can’t think about fighting pal.
“This is a very smart tactic in what he is doing. It is used by a lot of fighters when they don’t want to fight somebody. It makes it out to the public that he has made plenty of offers, reached out to have the fight and I have turned it down and I don’t want the fight. But as I previously said, in boxing terms $1 million is nothing especially for a fight of this size, tomorrow or tonight is soon enough to fight you get your figures up and we can talk.”