- Sean O’Malley thinks Jake Paul could beat Tommy Fury in their upcoming boxing match
- “The Problem Child” has begun training in jiu-jitsu
While the MMA community is still buzzing about his move to PFL, Jake Paul reportedly made progress in his long overdue boxing match with Tommy Fury. UFC bantamweight top contender Sean O’Malley weighed in on the subject and admitted that he sides with “The Problem Child” in the said bout.
Sean is feeling Jake
Talking about the subject on his YouTube channel, O’Malley said he thinks Paul vs. Fury, after all said and done, will finally happen this time. The No. 1 135-pound fighter in the world is excited about the fight and he has a feeling that Paul is being serious about his endeavors as of late. Hence, “Sugar” thinks that gives “The Problem Child” a slight edge over Fury.
“Damn! It’d be kind of cool… I feel like it might [happen] this time,” O’Malley said of Paul vs. Fury.
“I got Jake in that. It just seems like he wants it more. Maybe not, and he seems like he’s been training harder. But who knows just because he’s not f**king posting or not. [Or] I just don’t see his content. So, it’s hard to say but I got Jake.”
The Paul vs. Fury boxing bout has been touted to take place since 2021 but for various reasons, it just wouldn’t go down. This is the third time it has been worked on and many, including O’Malley, believe nothing will prevent it from happening this time around.
O’Malley, on the other hand, is confident about getting a shot at the bantamweight title in his next fight. Barring the No Contest against Pedro Munhoz at UFC 276, “Sugar” has gone unbeaten in his last four trips to the Octagon.
Busy day in the gym
Meanwhile, Paul appears to be keeping himself busy in the gym, not in boxing but in jiu-jitsu. The YouTuber has yet to find his MMA debut opponent but he has officially begun his jiu-jitsu training.
In one of his latest social media post, “The Problem Child” shared a few photos and video clips of him working on his ground game.
Paul has become one of the biggest draws in pro boxing prior to joining MMA. He is coming in with an impressive boxing resume, having gone undefeated in all of his six boxing matches. He has scored knockout wins over the biggest names in MMA – Tyron Woodley, Ben Askren, and most recently Anderson Silva.