Tommy Fury's dad made a lewd sexual remark about Jake Paul's girlfriend at a weird pre-fight press conference

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Tommy Fury's dad made a lewd sexual remark about Jake Paul's girlfriend at a weird pre-fight press conference
Tommy Fury and Jake Paul have been verbally sparring for months.Photo by BT Sport / YouTube
  • A boxing press conference to promote Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury descended into chaos this week.
  • John Fury, the 57-year-old father of Fury, made a lewd sexual comment, and dominated the mic.

A press conference to generate interest in Jake Paul and Tommy Fury's upcoming boxing match descended into chaos this week when Fury's dad made a lewd sexual comment about Paul's girlfriend.

Internet sensation Jake Paul, 24, fights fellow novice Tommy Fury at the Amalie Arena in Tampa on a Showtime pay-per-view on December 18.

The Fury family, which consists of 22-year-old Tommy, 33-year-old world heavyweight champion Tyson, and their father John, 57, shared a stage in Britain. Paul joined the conference via video link.

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As next month's event brings together multiple people who have set the combat sports world ablaze, for better or for worse depending on how big a purist you are, the media events were never going to be quiet.

But few may have expected a crass sexual remark about Paul's girlfriend, the 26-year-old Instagram model Julia Rose.

"You know when Tommy knocks you out?" John Fury said to Paul. "He's gonna bend your girlfriend over and do her like a dog in front of you."

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Paul replied: "You're cringe as fuck. No one gives a fuck about John Fury. You have never achieved anything in your life; you're living vicariously through your sons. I see three idiots on stage."

As John Fury continued to grasp the mic and dominate the stage, somebody off-camera appeared to request that he tone his comments down.

"I don't care if you're live or not," Fury said. "If you don't like it change the television channel."

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At one point in the event, Paul told John Fury that he can tell he's annoyed that he is not permitted to enter the US to watch the fight unfold in Florida.

It was a reference to Fury's criminal record. In 2011, he was given an 11-year prison sentence for attempting to gouge a man's eye out during a confrontation. Fury served four years and was released in 2015.

"You can thank your lucky stars I'm banned from your country, because I'd slap you," Fury said.

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"You wouldn't be man enough to stand in the presence of me … I'd put you over my knee and spank you like a five-year-old kid."

A crossroads fight on Showtime

The bout is a crossroads fight as neither combatant has truly been tested yet in boxing.

Fury, with an unblemished record of seven wins from seven fights, has feasted wholly on inferior opposition.

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Paul, meanwhile, has defeated carefully-selected opponents thus far. His record consists of a fellow creator, a former basketball player, and two former MMA champions not known for their striking skills.

For Tommy Fury, there was no hesitation to accept a 190-pound contest involving Paul, as it elevates his name and brand-value stateside.

He said: "You want me to pay me millions of dollars to go over there and fight someone that looks like him? You're asking me if I want to do something like that. Why wouldn't I want to do that? One-hundred percent, sign me up.

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"This is a bum who cannot fight. I'm gonna show that on December 18."

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