Mike Perry Confirmed As Back-Up Fighter For Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury

'Platinum' will be on standby for Paul's next fight.

Perry Backup
(via @platinummikeperry, @jakepaul - Instagram)

Jake Paul has a ‘plan B’ in case things go south before Feb. 26.

Paul Confirms Back-Up Fighter

‘The Problem Child’ is scheduled to fight Tommy Fury next month in Saudi Arabia. However, Paul has his doubts on whether Fury will make it to the dance since he pulled out of their previous fight back in December 2021. As a result, Paul has enlisted Mike Perry to take his place if necessary. 

“We have Mike Perry on standby,” Paul said at a press conference on Saturday. “Let’s go, Mike Perry. He’s ready to jump in in case Tommy pulls out.”

From the looks of it, Perry was close to securing a fight with Paul himself but it didn’t come to fruition for whatever reason. While the UFC, BKFC star didn’t get the money fight, throwing his name in the hat to fight Paul definitely paid off… especially if Fury pulls out. 

‘Platinum’ has had a pretty win streak since his UFC departure in 2021. Since leaving the Octagon, Perry has won four fights in a row with wins over the likes of Michael Seals, Julian Lane and Michael ‘Venom’ Page. 

If Tommy Fury doesn’t make it to the fight on Feb. 26, Mike Perry will be Jake Paul’s fourth-straight booking against a former UFC fighter as he has taken on Anderson Silva, Tyron Woodley (twice) and Ben Askren. 

Published on January 29, 2023 at 3:27 pm
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