Amir Khan likes Tommy Fury's chances against Jake Paul

Published: Jan 26, 2023
Amir Khan likes Tommy Fury's chances against Jake Paul

Tommy Fury still hopes to secure a fight with Jake Paul this year.

Amir Khan has backed Tommy Fury to get past Jake Paul if the vocal rivals ever meet.

The pair were set to face each other at the backend of last year but those plans were thwarted when Fury suffered an injury during camp. A rescheduled bout has not been finalised but it’s likely the pair will renew hostilities at some point due to the length of their verbal squabbles. 

Khan, who is currently in America preparing for his own bad-tempered clash against Kell Brook, I fully aware of what has gone down between Fury and Paul. Watching from a distance, the former world champion has monitored the situation and he would favour Fury to emerge victorious and has tipped him to take the shot that stopped Tyron Woodley in December. 

“Tyron obviously got caught with a good shot, which can happen in boxing. He is not really a boxer, he is an MMA fighter. You know, as MMA fighter, they don’t really punch hard," said Khan when speaking to Pro Boxing Fans.

"It’s more about the takedowns and everything else. I think he was just caught with a good shot, really. 

“Well, I think Tommy would have taken that shot and given a lot more back, or maybe would have hit him with some shot. I mean, look, in boxing, anything can happen. Just feel that Tommy would outpoint him.”