JAKE PAUL hit back at Tyson and Tommy Fury’s taunts by sharing a flirty ‘message’ from his rival’s girlfriend Molly-Mae Hague – only for her to claim it was a fake.
World heavyweight king Tyson and half-brother Tommy say the latter would destroy the YouTuber in the ring – showing the unbeaten American what professional boxing was really like.
But Paul labelled the Furys “desperate” for enlisting NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal to help call him out and insisted he was leagues above Tommy.
The social media star then added controversy to the row by posting an Instagram image of an alleged DM from Molly-Mae in 2018.
According to Paul’s picture, she wrote: “Might be coming to America later this year and have always been a fan of your videos (heart emoji). Maybe you can show me around?!”
But Molly-Mae, who met Tommy on Love Island in 2019, scoffed at that claim.
The 21-year-old tweeted: “Times must be hard when you’re having to fake a DM…. (followed by two sad emojis)…photoshop is scary.”
Earlier, Paul claimed Tommy was not in the same elite division as him financially in the ring, forcing him to recruit O’Neal for publicity.
Paul posted a clip, saying: “You come looking for me in Miami to try and find me in a gym. You know damn well I’m not in Miami. I’m in Puerto Rico.
“If you want to pull up here, I will gladly (WORD BLEEPED OUT) meet you.
“Until then just leave Shaq out of this. I’ve already knocked out an NBA player so leave Shaq out of it. You guys are desperate.
“Tommy, you fight for $100,000. You have some ladders to climb to get onto my level, unfortunately, my friend.”
The Fury brothers, including Tyson’s young son Prince, joined with O’Neal in an Instagram to urge Paul to fight.
Prince said: “Jakey, where are ya!?” My uncle’s looking for ya!”
O’Neal made a money gesture and added: “If you see this face, you already know what it is.
“Don’t matter the amount, don’t be scared.”
And Tyson said: “Please hit us up, I’m taking all bets, for any amount of money.
“Any time, any place, anywhere. Tommy’s knocking Jake the f*** out!”
Tommy himself added: “This boxing s*** is in my blood, I don’t play boxing.”
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And in a separate outburst he said: “Our paths haven’t crossed because the man is s**t scared.
“If you’re very intimidated by somebody you’re not going to cross their paths — you’re going to stay 100 miles plus away from them.
“He most probably knows my location, written on a piece of paper X, X, X and said to himself, ’Can’t go there. It’s out of bounds for the next two weeks’.”