Fight Talk: Tyson Fury bet with Jake Paul, Oleksandr Usyk breaks a move

Tyson Fury bet Jake Paul $1 million that his brother Tommy will beat him in August

Tyson Fury has backed his younger brother Tommy by betting Jake Paul $1million (£810,000) on the outcome of their fight in August.

Paul and world champion Fury traded blows online in a rude video exchange.

Elsewhere, we’re all here for Adam Azim-Amir Khan’s sake, and saw Oleksandr Usyk’s dancing feet ahead of his rematch with Anthony Joshua.

Here are some talking points from the boxing world this week.

Fury and Jake put money where their mouths are

Fury and Paul made a huge bet on the American contest with Tommy Fury, which takes place at Madison Square Garden on August 6th.

Tyson said earlier this week he would ‘put my money where my mouth is’ by betting £100,000 on Tommy, 23, to beat the YouTuber turned boxer.

Paul, 25, responded in a video message, calling out the WBC heavyweight champion saying: “Tyson Fury, who made $40m last year, is ready to bet £100,000 on his brother. Let’s ride them auction. Let’s bet $1 million on this.”

With that bait hanging, Tyson couldn’t help but bite. the 33-year-old replied – in a dodgy American accent with an eye filter – accepting the bet.

As Paul pondered which supercar he would spend his winnings on, Fury replied, “What you can do, Jakey boy, is spend it on some new teeth.”

No pressure, Tommy.

Usyk has the moves and a thirst for revenge

Anyone who thinks unified heavyweight champion Usyk may be a little nervous about his rematch with Joshua should watch this video of the 35-year-old giving him a lot during promotional duties.

Joshua, who was beaten by the Ukrainian last September, backed to reclaim the WBA (Super), IBF and WBO titles, calling himself “the king of the return”.

The fight is set to take place in Saudi Arabia on August 20.

The feeling is mutual…

Khan is firmly Azim’s corner – and the feeling, it’s fair to say, is mutual.

British talent Azim – from Slough – impressed massively with a first-round stoppage of Anthony Loffet at Coventry on Saturday.

It took just 66 seconds for Azim, who likes to do backflips after his wins, to claim the WBC Intercontinental Youth Welterweight title – and fans and pundits alike were impressed with his quick hands and power .

Azim’s childhood idol was at ringside.

Khan, who recently retired at the age of 35, joined forces with Johnny Nelson to give Azim become a future world champion.external link

Azim, 20, appreciated the support, saying: “Amir Khan has opened the doors to Asian-Pakistani boxers and he is one of the best to come from England. For him, it’s enough to be at ringside looking at me…he said a lot of words about me too, which is adorable.”

Wham, Bam, thank you ma’am

And finally, Jesse ‘Bam’ Rodriguez is one to watch.

In February, the 22-year-old American became the sport’s youngest world champion when he won the WBC super flyweight title. On Saturday, he retained that belt with an eighth-round stoppage of Thailand’s Srisaket Sor Rungvisai.

Rodriguez is 16-0, with 11 knockouts.

No wonder promoter Eddie Hearn advised him to do even more.

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