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Boxing chief Eddie Hearn has audaciously backed Jake Paul to record a stunning victory over Tommy Fury.

The YouTuber turned boxer was scheduled to take on Tyson Fury’s half brother on December 19 last year, but the latter pulled out at the last minute citing a broken rib and a chest infection.

After deriding Fury on multiple occasions, Paul increased his momentum by taking on former UFC champion Tyron Woodley for the second time, knocking him out with a devastating right hook in the sixth round.

Their bout is believed to have been rescheduled for August 13, and Hearn has predicted a huge upset, claiming Paul will overcome Fury in what would be his first ever victory against a full-time professional boxer.

“I think it’s a 50-50 fight,” Hearn said to JOE. “I think it’s a funny one because it would be terrible for Tommy Fury if he cannot beat Jake Paul.

“But, I don’t think he can beat Jake Paul. I don’t know, I mean, Jake Paul didn’t like the fact that I said he was average, but they are both average.

“I don’t mean that disrespectfully. There are a lot of average boxers – average is not bad and it’s not good.”

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“I said to Jake Paul, ‘I think that’s a compliment for you, I’m not saying you are a terrible boxer, I’m just saying you’re not very good’. The same applies to Tommy Fury.

“So in that case, it’s a 50/50 fight in that respect.” Fury has also been victorious in the ring since their original bout was cancelled, overcoming Polish fighter Daniel Bocianski at Wembley Stadium.

He extended his record to 8-0 with a convincing points victory. Meanwhile, Paul’s record stands at 5-0 but he is yet to fight a professional boxer.

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