Peter Fury urged his nephew Tommy to “get on the dance” if he can’t beat Jake Paul.
The 22-year-old has just seven fights in his booming boxing career, but looks set to get his most lucrative salary yet against the YouTube star.
Since first boxing professionally in 2020, Paul has been continuously reaching new heights and breaking down barriers.
By beating former NBA star Nate Robinson and UFC dismissing Ben Askren, the American was able to sign a deal with Showtime Sports and beat Tyron Woodley, his toughest test yet.
After months of verbal fights, a deal finally appears to be done and Frank Warren told talkSPORT he hopes to sign the deal before the end of the year.
Although 24-year-old Paul is considered a gimmick in the boxing world, Peter Fury thinks it’s still a good game – although he has a word of warning for his nephew.
He told talkSPORT: “To be honest he’s a young kid himself and he’s learning, so he and Jake Paul are a good fight.
“Although Tommy is a professional boxer, he’s still a baby in the sport, so he has a long way to go.
“I’m not really into YouTube boxing to be fair, but people want to see it, both guys will be paid well and good luck to them.”
“If he can’t beat Jake Paul, he has to go do something else,” he added. “Practice dancing or something. “
Fury is one of Britain’s top boxing brains and has coached a plethora of superstars including his son Hughie and Savannah Marshall – both of whom are in action in Newcastle on Saturday night, live exclusively on talkSPORT from 7pm .
Fury also coached his nephew Tyson and helped him realize his dream of a world title in 2015 against Wladimir Klitschko.
After watching “Gypsy King” triumph over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas again, Fury insists retirement should be the farthest thing on his mind right now.
“No, I don’t think so,” Fury said. “I think he has to go out and do what he’s always been meant to do.
“That is to say go out and prove that he is the best and keep beating the best.”