- A supposed ‘script’ has leaked online ahead of Jake Paul and Tommy Fury’s bout
- The two personalities are preparing to settle their differences on Sunday night
- And a viral Tweet now suggests the clash has been scripted prior to the event
A supposed ‘leaked script’ for the bout between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury has surfaced online just hours before the fight in Saudi Arabia.
The bitter rivals are finally set to go head-to-head in Diriyah on Sunday, with ringwalks set to begin at around 9.30PM UK time, after seeing previously scheduled bouts fall through on two occasions.
However, there are now claims being made that the bout has been rigged prior to the event occurring and the ‘leaked script’ suggests that former Love Island star Fury will lose the fight via TKO.
Skill Challenge, the promoters for Paul vs Fury, have confirmed to Sportsmail that the document is fake.
The document was originally shared by Mike Perry, who was the stand-in fighter to face Paul in the case that Fury pulled out of the bout.
In it, it is claimed that ‘the fighters start off cautiously, circling each other and throwing jabs. Jake Paul lands a solid left hook, but Tommy Fury responds with a quick right hand.’
Fury will supposedly go on and take ‘control of the fight’ before later being bested by his American counterpart.
In round four, it claims Fury will have ‘trouble with his left eye’ which is ‘starting to swell’. The injury will supposedly cause ‘the ringside doctor to take a look’.
In the end, it is claimed that Paul will land ‘a huge right hand that sends Fury crashing to the canvas.
‘Fury tries to get up. but he stumbles and falls back down. The referee starts the count, but Fury stays on the ground, clutching his eye.
‘The ringside doctor rushes in to check on Fury, but he waves him away. Tommy shall then act out an eye injury that forces the referee to call off the fight, declaring Jake Paul the winner by TKO.’
The highly sceptical document raised eyebrows from online users and members of the boxing community, who retorted the idea that the fight was scripted.
Many fans were quick to note that Troop Boxing Promotions does not even exist, according to Google.
Perry, who was the backup fighter for the bout in Diriyah, shared the post originally in what was likely a prank on the American personality.
Last month, the ex-UFC star shared an alleged contract offer to fight Paul before claiming that the Youtuber-turned-boxer ‘changed his mind’ over the contest.
Paul has previously come under skepticism that his bouts are staged, after achieving a number of impressive knock-outs, but there’s no conclusive evidence to support it and is more than likely just speculation.
His most recent outing in the ring saw him claim a unanimous decision victory over UFC legend Anderson Silva, where the Brazilian was dealt a knockdown by the American.