Tommy Fury’s opponent Paul Bamba vows to earn Jake Paul fight by upsetting Love Islander on Floyd Mayweather’s undercard

PAUL BAMBA plans to steal the show and Tommy Fury’s fight with Jake Paul by scoring an upset on Floyd Mayweather’s undercard.

The 5-2 American faces Fury on Sunday night in Dubai as the co-headline for Mayweather’s exhibition with YouTuber Deji.

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Paul Bamba and Tommy Fury ahead of their fightCredit: globaltitansfightseries
Jake Paul is set to be at Tommy Fury's next fight in Dubai

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Jake Paul is set to be at Tommy Fury’s next fight in DubaiCredit: Esther Lin/ SHOWTIME

Paul is set to be ringside on a scouting mission ahead of what would be another rescheduled bout with his celebrity boxing rival.

But Bamba, 33, an ex-marine who beat homelessness with boxing, has vowed to rip up the script and cause a scene against Fury, 23.

He said: “I’m not just going to lay down it’s a great opportunity. I’m not just an opponent.

“I would say my next best bet would be the Jake Paul fight, if possible.

“I’ve sparred with Dillon Danis before, I did my thing with him before and they leaked that out.

“That’s another person who’s been in talks with Jake Paul as well, so I believe there’s a bunch of things I could get into as long as I perform on fight night.”

Fury, who pulled out of fighting Paul with a rib injury and then US visa issues, selected Bamba as his return opponent.

And the ex-soldier, who served in Iraq, warned that the 2019 Love Islander picked wrong and looks can be deceiving, especially on a record.

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Bamba said: “Being realistic, it’s boxing, I probably look the easiest on paper. I have two losses, so I would say I look like the best bet on paper.

“But it will be a surprise on fight night. A lot of things on paper versus when you’re actually in there with someone is very different.

“I think out styles are very similar in the way we box, styles always makes for good matchups.”

Bamba himself is not impressed with the level of opposition in Fury’s 8-0 career as he prepares for the fight and night of his life.

He said: “It’s a great opportunity that presented itself, I have the underdog mentality, I’m not just somebody who lays down.

“I’ve seen a bunch of his fights and I don’t think anybody really tries to fight him, I think they’re just there.

“I could care less for a paycheque, no one has enough money in the world for me to throw away my ego or my pride.

“I could go in there and change my life by f up a 23-year-old.”

Paul Bamba training to fight Tommy Fury in Dubai

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Paul Bamba training to fight Tommy Fury in DubaiCredit: globaltitansfightseries



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