Jake Paul reveals Mike Perry is standby fighter in case Tommy Fury withdraws once more

This time round, Jake Paul has a backup plan.

Paul introduced Saturday that UFC veteran and present BKFC fighter Mike Perry will function a standby fighter in case scheduled opponent Tommy Fury withdraws from their Feb. 26 matchup in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

“We now have Mike Perry on standby,” Paul mentioned at a press convention Saturday (through Seconds Out). “Let’s go, Mike Perry. He’s prepared to leap in in case Tommy pulls out.”

Perry, 31, has solely competed as soon as in conventional boxing on the skilled stage, a March 2015 knockout loss. Nonetheless, since his UFC departure in 2021, Perry is 3-0 in bareknuckle boxing with wins over Michael Seals, Julian Lane, and Bellator star Michael “Venom” Web page.

On Jan. 3, Perry shared on Twitter a bout contract with Paul’s identify and promotion Most Precious Promotions on it, however didn’t reveal any additional particulars.

Fury, 23, is the half-brother of heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury. Twice, Fury (8-0) was beforehand scheduled to battle Paul (6-0). In late 2021, he withdrew resulting from medical issues. In mid-2022, Fury was denied entry into the U.S. and as soon as once more withdrew.

Paul, 26, continued to compete by means of the Fury match cancellations, as he picked up wins over Tyron Woodley and Anderson Silva.

The bout vs. Fury is pegged by many to be his first true boxing take a look at, as all of Paul’s opponents so far had been former MMA fighters or celebrities with little to no boxing expertise. Paul and Fury faced off Saturday for the primary time in the course of the Artur Beterbiev vs. Anthony Yarde boxing occasion in London.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie

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