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    Jake Paul opens door to brutal BARE-KNUCKLE boxing debut ahead of fight with the ‘king of violence’

    JAKE PAUL has opened the door to a brutal BARE-KNUCKLE boxing debut against the “King of Violence”. The YouTuber-turned-boxer returns on July 20 against former UFC star-turned-bare-knuckle champion Mike Perry. Jake Paul is open to a bare-knuckle boxing switchCredit: Richard Pelham / The SunMike Perry is a bare-knuckle boxing championCredit: RexAnd he refused to rule out a rematch in the cage or even in the brutal bare-knuckle ring afterwards. Paul said on The MMA Hour: “I think me and Perry in MMA or bare-knuckle is very interesting. Let’s see what happens July 20th and I’m down.”I want to do an MMA fight and I think Perry is actually a good opponent for MMA and maybe bare-knuckle.”I haven’t thought about it but I’m down, that’s the thing about me is people don’t realise I’m a crazy motherf***er.READ MORE IN BOXING”I love to brawl, I love this whole entire sport, I love to put it on the line and I’m down to do some crazy s*** like bare-knuckle.”Paul was preparing to fight Mike Tyson until the 57-year-old legend was forced out after suffering an ulcer flare up while on a flight. But the controversial clash – scrutinised for the 30-year age gap – has since been rescheduled to November 15. So Paul decided to take a keep-busy bout against Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship’s Perry in Florida. Most read in BoxingCASINO SPECIAL – BEST CASINO WELCOME OFFERSThe outspoken American, 32, left the UFC in 2021 with a 14–8 MMA record to instead sign with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.He has since become the face of BKFC with five straight wins but crosses over to the boxing ring for only the second time.UFC star Mike Perry leaks Jake Paul sparring footage and slams ‘spoiled brat’ YouTuber in astonishing rantPerry lost his professional boxing debut in 2015 but it has not stopped from becoming the self-acquainted King of Violence.Paul, 27, has a record of 9-1 in the ring with his only loss coming to Tyson Fury’s brother Tommy, 25, in March 2023. And Perry said: “You’ve been fighting these cab drivers and these f***ing fat pieces of shit. “You think that you’re going to do anything to a real f***ing man like me, you lost your mind. “If you punch me in my face, I will smile and hit you back multiple times. He’s tricked the world into thinking he’s fantastic. “I’ve been doing this shit a long time and I took the hard long road. I’m looking to show everybody what a real fighter is.”READ MORE SUN STORIESBut Paul hit back: “Everyone clip that once I beat his ass and then take this edit and then go to the clip of me knocking him the f*** out.” More

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    Jake Paul hits out at ‘maniac’ Conor McGregor and warns ‘there are new sheriffs in town’ in swipe at UFC legend

    JAKE PAUL hit out at “maniac” Conor McGregor and warned: “There are new sheriffs in town.” YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul has long chased a fight with UFC legend McGregor amid a war-of-words between them. Jake Paul hit out at ‘maniac’ Conor McGregorCredit: GettyMcGregor has long been called out by Jake PaulCredit: APBut for now the social media sensation marks his return on July 20 against former UFC star-turned-bare-knuckle boxer Mike Perry. Perry is signed to Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship – which McGregor recently became part-owner of. Paul goaded that he would give McGregor a “fourth or fifth row ticket” with his star power no longer warranting anything better. And he argued that the Irishman – who has just one win in EIGHT YEARS – is no longer the biggest draw in combat sports. READ MORE IN BOXINGPaul said on The MMA Hour: “I would disagree. There’s new sheriffs in town. “He hasn’t fought, he hasn’t won a fight in what six or seven years? I don’t even know how long it’s been. “He’s embarrassing himself, he’s ruining his legacy.” Paul, 27, was set to return against Mike Tyson, 57, on July 20 but the boxing icon pulled out after suffering an ulcer flare up from a flight.Most read in BoxingInside McGregor’s Notorious lifestyleWith more sides to his personality than an Octagon, Conor McGregor’s rise has been an enthralling watch.
    CASINO SPECIAL – BEST CASINO WELCOME OFFERSThe controversial clash – scrutinised for the age gap – has since been rescheduled to November 15. So Paul has kept his July 20 date to face BKFC champ Perry, 32, in Florida. Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler off as UFC 303 main event axed as Notorious suffers injury days before Vegas Meanwhile McGregor, 35, was due to make his comeback on June 29 after three years out against Michael Chandler, 38. But for the first time in his UFC career, the southpaw was forced out of the fight after suffering injury. It drags McGregor’s wait to return on as Paul once again took a swipe at the UFC great. Paul said: “He’s lost his mind, he’s a maniac. At one point Conor was great, everyone loved Conor but man, I feel bad for the guy now. “You can say all these things you want about him but he hasn’t proven it, he hasn’t backed it up and that’s the way I look at it.” More

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    Luke Littler exchanges messages with KSI’s manager and Misfits Boxing boss after calling out ‘loser’ TikTok star

    DARTS sensation Luke Littler exchanged messages with KSI’s manager over a shock boxing fight.KSI co-founded Misfits Boxing with music mogul Mams Taylor to host celebrity-style crossover bouts. Luke Littler exchanged messages with KSI’s manager over a shock boxing fightCredit: RexLittler has been ringside before and revealed in an interview that TikToker Brandon “Beavo” Beavis would be his dream bout. And promoter Taylor was quick to reach out to the Premier League darts champion afterwards. He told talkSPORT: “I actually messaged him right away as soon as I got wind of that.”Lovely guy, he has come to a Misfits event before. I think he will come to Dublin later this year.READ MORE IN BOXING”But yeah he was like ‘I’m just having banter, I don’t want to fight yet’.”But he said ‘you never know in the future’. Of course the door is always open.”It is right on brand with what Misfits Boxing is about. So it would be great to have him in the future.”Littler was on The MMA Hour before playing in New York when he called out Beavo – who films himself swallowing food without chewing online.Most read in BoxingCASINO SPECIAL – BEST CASINO WELCOME OFFERSHe said: “He just swallows potatoes whole on TikTok. He had like a Sunday roast whole as well.” Asked if Beavo is a “loser”, Littler replied: “Yeah.” ‘Get in the gym mate!’ says TikTok star as he responds to Luke Littler’s call-out for boxing matchLittler’s attention will now turn to the European Darts Open in Leverkusen which kicks off on Friday, June 21, having won the Poland Darts Masters at the weekend following his holiday in the States.Meanwhile, KSI’s boxing return is set for August 31 in Dublin. KSI’s boxing return is set for August 31 in Dublin More

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    Jack Fincham wants Love Island showdown with Tommy Fury after ‘winning in life again’ with boxing return and weight loss

    JACK FINCHAM is eyeing a Love Island showdown against Tommy Fury after getting himself fighting fit mentally and physically. The reality TV star – who won the hit ITV show in 2018 – boxed as an amateur before walking away from the sport in his 20s. Love Island winner Jack Fincham is eyeing a fight with Tommy FuryCredit: Instagram @jack_charlesfTommy Fury also starred on Love IslandCredit: SplashBut amid the boom in celebrity-style crossover bouts, Fincham is back in boxing and returns at Crypto Fight Night on Saturday. He faces Isaac Taylor, the brother of his former opponent Anthony who he shared four exhibition rounds with in 2022. Fincham won his last fight in Dubai in April against influencer Ahmed Mousa and now has the likes of Fury and KSI in his sights. He told SunSport: “They were struggling to find me an opponent at first but then Anthony actually messaged me himself asking, ‘Would you fight my brother?’READ MORE IN BOXING”I said, ‘Yeah, course. No problem.’ I want to leave a mark on this type of boxing because I want to eventually fight Tommy Fury.”I could easily fight KSI, easily. They’re the sort of people that I want to be boxing and I know I’m more than capable of beating them.”I’ve got a lot more self-confidence now since I’ve been training and the quality of sparring I’m having, these people are not as good as me in my opinion.”Fury is unbeaten at 10-0 and last year beat YouTube’s biggest boxing stars in KSI, 30, and Jake Paul, 27. Most read in BoxingCASINO SPECIAL – BEST CASINO WELCOME OFFERSBut the 25-year-old has not returned since – after having hand surgery – as Fincham raised doubts over his boxing aspirations. He said: “I’ve said this in the past, I think Tommy’s great, really nice guy but is his heart really in boxing? I don’t think so.Mike Tyson issues chilling threat to Jake Paul in first message since Netflix showdown fight was postponed”He’s earning a lot of money from other stuff and I don’t think he needs boxing at the minute. I don’t think he’s going to go into any 50-50 fights, why would he?”I don’t think at the minute he wants to go into a fight against anyone who may have a chance of beating him. His excuse is, ‘They’re not bringing money to the table.'”Well, they are. It’s definitely a fight I’d like, have a couple in between and then do that.”Fincham dropped a sensational THREE STONE before his boxing return earlier in the year. It paved the way for the familiar feeling of victory in the ring – but one he had not tasted since his teenager amateur boxing years. Fincham, 32, said: “It felt amazing. I haven’t felt like that in years, the last fight I won was back in the amateurs and obviously I boxed Anthony Taylor in between that.”It was just an amazing feeling. It was a nice, familiar feeling like, ‘Ah this is what it used to f***ing fell like.'”I proved myself right, I wasn’t supposed to fight until this card or even afterwards around September time but I thought, ‘F*** it, I’ll just fight now.'”I took that fight on six-weeks notice and came down from 104 kilos. All round you just feel like you’re winning in life again.READ MORE SUN STORIES”Other stuff starts going right for you, others jobs start coming in, you look healthy, you look fit. Everything is better.”
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    Fincham is ‘winning in life’ again after his boxing returnCredit: @jack_charlesf More

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    Mike Tyson told biting Jake Paul’s EAR OFF would be ‘legendary’ by former world champion

    CARL FROCH has urged Mike Tyson to replicate his infamous ear bite on Jake Paul claiming: “That would be legendary.”The heavyweight boxing icon faces the YouTuber-turned-boxer on November 15 in Texas. Mike Tyson infamously bit Evander Holyfield’s ear in 1997Credit: AFPJake Paul faces Tyson on November 15Credit: GettyFroch has scrutinised the bout due to the 30-year age gap between them.But he would be a happy viewer if Tyson rolled back the clock and performed the same bite that landed him in hot water in 1997. Froch told Best Anonymous Casinos: “Mike Tyson is a bit of a livewire and you can only frustrate him for so long before he does something about it.”I felt like biting Andre Ward’s ear off, I gave it a little nibble I apologised after the fight because I was so frustrated, but I would’ve never ripped it out or taken a chunk out like Tyson did because I’m not a lunatic. I was like; ‘Stop holding me’, because you can’t do anything.READ MORE IN BOXING”I was like; ‘Stop holding me’, because you can’t do anything. So I get where Tyson’s coming from it’s just instinctive. “If Tyson bites Jake Paul’s ear off that would be legendary.”Tyson was banned from boxing for 15 months and handed a $3million for sinking his teeth into Holyfield’s ear. The two later made up but Iron Mike would never hold heavyweight gold again before his retirement in 2005. Most read in BoxingCredit: The SunCASINO SPECIAL – BEST CASINO WELCOME OFFERSBut Tyson did return in 2020 for an eight-round exhibition with Roy Jones Jr which ended in a draw. It was the last time he was in the ring meanwhile Paul is 9-1 as a boxer. Jake Paul and Mike Tyson showcase their jacked physiques ahead of insane body transformations Tyson was forced to pull out of his initial July 20 fight date with Paul after suffering an ulcer flare up when flying from Miami to Los Angeles. He was advised to take a break from training and as a result, the controversial clash faces a four-month delay. Tyson facing off with Jake PaulCredit: Getty More

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    KSI slams ‘awful and boring’ Soccer Aid and calls for drastic format change

    KSI slammed the “awful and boring” Soccer Aid and called for a drastic format change.The YouTuber-turned-boxer watched as familiar faces played in this year’s game including friend Simon “Miniminter” Minter.KSI slammed the ‘awful and boring’ Soccer Aid 2024 matchCredit: AlamyFormer boxing opponent Tommy Fury, 25, also played as was mocked for his underarm throw in during the match.The likes of Eden Hazard, Patrice Evra, Michael Essien and Roberto Carlos featured at Stamford Bridge. But despite raising a sensational £15million for Unicef, KSI believes improvements can be made in the match. He posted on X: “I’m very glad Soccer Aid raised a lot of money today. Always brings a smile to my face every year.READ MORE IN FOOTBALL”However as football match, that was an awful and boring watch. “It was literally ex pros just passing amongst themselves, dribbling past people and shooting from anywhere constantly lol. “Would much rather it just be influencers and entertainers play. “Would make the game a lot closer too and more enjoyable to watch as a viewer.Most read in FootballCASINO SPECIAL – BEST CASINO WELCOME OFFERS”Just feel like you should give more game time to people who don’t normally get to play in front of these crowds, as a opposed to giving pros most of the minutes.” KSI has helped mastermind the yearly celebrity match between his content group The Sidemen against YouTube Allstars. Soccer Aid fans convinced Tommy Fury ‘has never watched football’ after boxer’s awkward blunder live on ITVLast year, it raised £2.4m and was played at a sellout 62,000 at West Ham’s London Stadium. Soccer Aid 2024 ended in a 6-3 win for England against World XI to end their five-year losing streak. Tommy Fury jostling with Sir Mo FarahCredit: PA More

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    Soccer Aid fans convinced Tommy Fury ‘has never watched football’ after boxer’s awkward blunder live on ITV

    INCREDULOUS viewers piled in with low blows on Tommy Fury after the boxer’s “absolutely mad” throw-in blunder at Soccer Aid.The former Love Islander bowled the ball in UNDER-ARM after coming on as sub for the Rest of the World XI in England’s 6-3 win.Boxing cruiserweight Tommy Fury was rated a lightweight when it comes to the rules of footballCredit: PASome fans even reckoned Tyson Fury’s younger brother had “never watched football”.Tommy, 25, held the ball above his head on the sideline as he assessed where to throw it during the huge charity match at Stamford Bridge.But he suddenly moved to below his waist and rolled it in.The ball was quickly hurled back for a team-mate to take the throw properly.Most read in FootballBut as sharp as that action was, it wasn’t fast enough to stop the ring conqueror of YouTube brothers Jake Paul and KSI being KO’d by fans.One posted: “Tommy Fury has just actually done an underarm throw in.. absolutely mad that he doesn’t know the rules of football.”Loads more viewers pointed out his mishap.And observations included: “Look at the state of this…” “I don’t know why he keeps getting invited back” and “What is he doing, I’m crying”.Most read in FootballSoccer Aid line-up 2024FANS can’t wait for Soccer Aid to kick off on Sunday, June 9, 2024.

    EURO 2024 FREE BETS AND OFFERSYet some supporters reckon the unbeaten cruiserweight made his standing WORSE worse with his very next action.Presented with a cross-shot opportunity on the corner of the box, Fury spectacularly air-kicked.Joe Cole scores opening goal at Soccer Aid 2024It was so bad it was almost good – as he missed the ball by so much with such an extravagant swing that it almost looked deliberate… almost!Watching scouts might have been… impressed.And coming as it did at Chelsea, one social media post joked: “Todd Boehly has just made a £60m bid for Tommy Fury. “PLAY DREAM TEAM EUROS NOW!The best fantasy football game for this summer’s tournament. More

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    KSI makes ‘take it or leave it’ offer to Jake Paul as he announces fight with two opponents on same night

    KSI has made a “take it or leave it” offer to Jake Paul as he returns to Misfits boxing.The YouTuber turned boxer is returning to the event for its second anniversary.KSI has made one last offer to fight Jake PaulPaul and KSI are long-time rivalsCredit: GettyKSI, 30, made the challenge to Paul on social media as he gave an update on his boxing career.He revealed that he had made an offer to Amir Khan but insisted that the former unified light-welterweight world championship was “slow” accepting.He then went on to talk about long-term rival Paul, following the American’s postponed fight with Mike Tyson.He said: “I see that he has rescheduled his fight with Mike Tyson.READ MORE ON SPORT”So now Mike will be even older when he fights.”Mike Tyson is a man who is in no condition to fight a 20-something-year-old at his age.”I mean, Jake Paul and Netflix want to do what they want, so all good. But today I will be making my final offer.”May 2025, it gives you all the time in the world to be ready and we can do it in America, just to make you that bit more happy.Most read in BoxingCASINO SPECIAL – BEST CASINO WELCOME OFFERS”But that is that when it comes to giving you advantages.”I mean first of all we agreed to fight at 180lbs and then you decided to run away and fight Nate Diaz instead.The Sun’s Wally Downes Jr and Chisanga Malata discuss the rise of influencer boxing and Mike Tyson’s bout with Jake Paul”Then you came back and wanted a fight at 185lb and then decided 200lbs.”You know what Jake, I am tired of this bulls***, get off the cycle and lets make this work.”185lb is my final offer, take it or leave it.”In the video, KSI then admits that he has been told to have a warm-up fight in preparation for the bout.He revealed that he would be taking part in a tag-team two versus one fight.He said: “I will be fighting Slim and Anthony Taylor in a two v one handicap match.”Both of you against me, you have 24 hours to accept, let’s do this.”Fans were thrilled by the announcement as the flooded the comment section.One posted: “This is just crazy.”A second commented: “Let’s go!”A third wrote: “I actually rate this.”A fourth said: “This one seems really interesting icl.”Another added: “That’s mad… AT and slim, that’s fire.”Slim ‘The Hitman’ Albaher has already responded to the post.He replied: “2v1 lmao. I’d knock his lights out by myself.READ MORE SUN STORIES”If this is my only chance after chasing KSI for years, then I’m sorry AT you ain’t getting tagged. Let’s make it happen.”KSI has won five of his eight fights, his only loss came to Tommy Fury by unanimous decision in October 2023. More