Showtime announced on Friday that Paul will take on fellow undefeated professional boxer Tommy Fury, the half brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, in Tampa, Florida, on Dec. 18.
“I offered Fury to change his name to Tommy Fumbles or put up $500,000 of his purse if he loses,” Paul told ESPN. “He chose to agree to change his name. Guess he puts more value on money then he does his own family name. Maybe he knows his family is disowning him once he loses, so money and [Tommy’s girlfriend and UK TV personality] Molly [Mae-Hague] is all he’s going to have left.”
Paul took to Twitter on Friday to hype the fight, writing, “Pucker up Timmy, it’s time to kiss ur last name and ur family’s boxing legacy goodbye. DEC 18th Im changing this wankers name to Tommy Fumbles and celebrating with Tom Brady. Tickets on sale November 10th!”
Since making his boxing debut in January 2020, Paul is 4-0 with knockouts of YouTuber Ali Eson Gib, former NBA player Nate Robinson, and former Bellator and One Championship welterweight champion Ben Askren. In August, the YouTuber-turned-boxer earned a split decision win over former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.