Some are delighted with the performance of Jake Paul, who defeated a legend like Anderson Silva last weekend, but many are still convinced that it is a set-up and that there is nothing impressive in the victory against the 47-year-old MMA fighter.
Everyone has the right to an opinion, including Tommy Fury, who twice canceled his fight against Jake Paul, but as a guest on the MMA Hour, he decided to criticize Jake's new victory. "I don’t know what to think of it because—I don’t want to be coming across as that, ‘I just hate Jake Paul, he just can’t fight,’ but please look at what a 48-year-old man has done with him,” Fury said on The MMA Hour (Silva, in fact, is 47).
“I’m not being funny, but at the end of that fight it looked like he’d been in a fight with the WBC light heavyweight champion. He looked gone, like he went through the trenches in that fight. He got roughed up.
And that’s a 48-year-old man. Anderson Silva is not too far off my dad’s age." Tommy Fury began on the MMA Hour. His father John Fury who was also once a boxer, is 11 years older than Anderson Silva who was born in the fourth month of 1975.
"Spider" is considered by many to be one of the greatest fighters in MMA history, but losing a boxing match against a YouTuber does not help his legacy. It seems that many forgive him for that defeat because of his advanced age when it comes to professional sports.
“Listen, Anderson Silva’s a great, but let’s be real, and let’s talk properly on how it is. The man’s nearly 50 years of age. He’s not trained as a boxer. He’s a professional icon, one of the best to ever do it in the UFC, in the cage, under a different set of rules.
He trains in a lot of mixed martial arts. Now, when Jake Paul steps in with a man who just trains in boxing, especially after seeing it Saturday, I don’t see Jake Paul beating any average boxer. Even a not-that-good boxer would beat Jake Paul just purely because everything they do, they know about the sport.
No disrespect to Anderson Silva because he’s got big cojones getting in there with a young, fresh man, at 50, so all respect to him. All respect to both men at the end of the day. They got in there and they had a good fight and that’s it”.
added Tommy Fury. Shortly after his victory over Silva, Jake Paul stated that he had just warmed up to his boxing career and that he plans to become a world champion in the future.
Tommy Fury believes that Paul has absolutely no chance.
“Honestly, I’ll tell you this now: The first clean shot I land, and I’m talking about clean shot, the first clean shot that lands, he will be on the deck, and he will not get up,” Fury said.
“Because I’ve been around fighting all my life, and I’ve sparred and I’ve fought—even these journeymen that I’ve been fighting and the recent guys I’ve been fighting, they’ve been getting hit up and down all their lives, and I guarantee when I connect on him with 10-ounce gloves on, he’s going down and he’s staying down, because he’s not a fighter.
“Trust me, if everyone wanted to pick up boxing at 22 and 23 and 24 and talked about being a world champion, I think everyone would. Champions in this sport are very, very rare, and some guy who’s just come along off YouTube wanting to throw his hands in it, for him to succeed is going to take a very special, special individual, and all these ones that talk and talk and talk and disrespect and this and that, they end up they can’t fight.
“Floyd Mayweather said it best. While he’s fighting MMA guys, he’s going to look incredible, he’s going to look like the dog’s bollocks, he’s going to look like he can stand a chance with anyone.
But the minute he gets in there with half a fighter, everyone will see the true colors of Jake Paul. That’s the truest thing that I’ve heard on all this over the past two years”. Fury said. Tyson Fury's half-brother is apparently still interested in fighting Jake Paul.
However, it will be difficult to get to that match, because after two cancellations, Jake Paul no longer seems particularly interested in arranging a fight against Tommy.