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Tommy Fury ‘desperate’ to secure fight with Jake Paul or KSI and ‘NOT motivated by winning titles’, says Tony Bellew

TONY BELLEW said Tommy Fury is “desperate” to secure a fight with Jake Paul or KSI and “not motivated by winning titles”.

The 2019 Love Islander has twice signed to fight Paul but was withdrawn both times.

Tommy Fury is linked with a fight against KSI and Jake Paul

Tony Bellew said Tommy Fury is ‘not motivated by winning titles’

And he recently accepted a callout from YouTuber KSI, who won TWICE in one night.

Fury’s decision to engage in the all-celebrity bouts caused ex-world champion Bellew to change his opinion on the brother of Tyson.

He told DAZN: “At the start of his career, I was led to believe that Tommy was a serious prospect who had big aspirations to go far in the sport.

“After watching his first few fights and seeing how desperate he is to secure a fight with these YouTube guys, it’s clear to me that he’s not motivated by winning titles.

“It’s all about cashing out with fights against the likes of KSI and Jake Paul.”

Fury, 23, was due to face Paul, 25, in December but pulled out after suffering a rib injury in training.

And when they tried to reschedule for August, this time he ran into US visa issues.

KSI, who himself is eyeing a grudge match with Paul, returned after three years out of the ring.


And he made up for lost time by beating rapper Swarmz, 25, and the start of the night and so-called boxer Luis Alcaraz Pineda, 23, at the end.

KSI, 29, wants his second comeback fight in January and called Fury out for it.

And Bellew, 39, reckons the 8-0 light-heavyweight is better off chasing influencer bout opposed to making a go in the traditional ranks.

He said: “To be fair to Tommy, it’s probably the best move considering his ability.

“I’ll go on record and say that I don’t think he has what it takes to win a British title.

“It’s stacked domestically at light heavyweight, and you’ve got to go a long way down the rankings before you could find a boxer who you’d fancy Tommy to have success against.

“His current direction is probably best for business.”

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