John Fury appeared about to hit a TV screen with Jake Paul’s face on it during a press conference with his sons Tyson and Tommy.
Fury helps the youngster prepare to face Paul on December 18 in Tampa, Florida, after an entire year of gossip finally comes to a head.
The YouTube sensation is one of the most antagonistic people in sports, only turning pro in 2020 and playing the game to perfection.
Dana White, Conor McGregor, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, Floyd Mayweather or Mike Tyson have not escaped the starlet with the silver tongue, yet it is now the turn of the Fury family.
While talking about a lilo in a swimming pool wearing sunglasses and sipping a cocktail, Paul continued to goad the Elder Fury until he finally hit the boiling point.
“You thank your good stars that I am banned from your country,” he said to Paul, before getting up and appearing to face the TV.
Eagle-eyed fans made the comparison to Conor McGregor, who literally paced around while staring at his own screen ahead of Max Holloway’s fight with Yair Rodriguez.
Speaking to talkSPORT after the virtual press conference, Fury said it would be “impossible” for Jake Paul to beat his son and then target a fight with Logan, the older brother of the social media sensation.
“I have high hopes for him to win the world light heavyweight championship,” said Fury. “The way he’s trained and the clientele he’s trained in the gym are second to none.
“We have Olympians at cruiserweight, we have the top five ranked heavyweights in the world in the gym, we have the top ranked amateur light-heavyweights in the country that come here.
“We can’t lose this, there’s no way Jake Paul could beat this man. Whatever it is, we’re taking advantage of it just because we’re so lucky to be in this situation before Christmas and it’s going to do it all for the greatest Christmas the Fury’s probably ever had.
“We have just had a great victory with Deontay Wilder, we are flying high and that is just the icing on the cake.
“It’s an appetizer that comes after the main course, we know that, but let me tell you, it will be a lot of fun and games. And, we want his brother!
“We will have his brother on January 2-3, which is how confident we are to beat this tramp.”