Amir Khan has backed Tommy Fury to beat Jake Paul in the ring if their clash is postponed, after last month’s bout collapsed.
Fury was scheduled to face Paul in Cleveland in December, but pulled out of the fight due to a broken rib, with Paul having a rematch with Tyron Woodley instead.
It resulted in Paul’s biggest win to date, as he beat the former UFC star by knockout, and Fury has been trying to get the fight postponed ever since.
However, the YouTuber-turned-boxer has been hesitant to do so and is instead considering fights against alternative options, saying Fury got his chance.
While the current chances of the pair facing off in the ring seem slim, Khan believes that if a fight were to take place, it would be Fury who would emerge victorious.
“Tyron [Woodley] obviously got caught with a good hit, which can happen in boxing. He’s not really a boxer, he’s an MMA fighter. You know, as an MMA fighter, they don’t really hit hard. It’s more about the takedowns and everything else,” he said. IT’S FACTS .
“Well, I think Tommy would have taken that hit and given it back a lot more, or maybe hit it with a punch. I mean, look, in boxing, anything can happen, [but I] just feel that Tommy would surpass him.
Fury is 7-0 in his fledgling boxing career so far, with four wins by knockout, and his latest triumph came against Anthony Taylor in August.
This fight also marked his first outside of the UK, as he made an undercard appearance in Paul’s first fight with Woodley.
During this time, Paul was criticized for the caliber of the opponent he boxed against, none of whom had boxing experience.