JAKE PAUL joked Tyson Fury ‘might have finally earned the chance’ to fight him after an epic trilogy win over Deontay Wilder.
Fury, who drew with Wilder in 2018 but won the rematch two years later, put the rivalry beyond any doubt.
He brutally knocked the American out in round 11 – after twice having to pick himself up from the floor in round four.
Fury, 33, scored a total of four knockdowns before dramatically closing the show.
Afterwards, YouTube star Paul, 24, tweeted: “I think Tyson Fury might have finally earned the chance to fight me.”
Fury’s little brother Tommy, 22, was ringside for the stunning performance but revealed beforehand talks to fight Paul are intensifying.
He said on BT Box Office: “Things are looking good, I can’t say too much as I leave that up to my lawyers.
“But things are looking good, stay tuned.”
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Paul is 4-0 in his career, most recently beating ex-UFC champion Tyron Woodley, 39, on points over eight rounds.
That followed after knockouts over YouTube rival ‘AnEsonGib, ex-NBA star Nate Robinson and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, both 37.
Fury is 7-0 with his most last win on Paul’s undercard, against the social media sensation’s sparring partner Anthony Taylor, 32.
Afterwards, the pair began talks to fight but hit a standstill over the purse.
Paul publicly offered Fury, who featured on reality TV show Love Island, $1million, plus what SunSport understands to be bonuses on pay-per-view sales.
Things are looking good, I can’t say too much as I leave that up to my lawyers. But things are looking good, stay tuned.
Tommy Fury on talks to fight Jake Paul
He then followed it up by wagering an extra $500,000 if he loses the fight.
But if Fury lost, he would have to legally change his name to ‘Tommy Fumbles’ for a year.
That bet was accepted by the British light-heavyweight, who said: “Do we have a deal?
“Get that sent over to my lawyers right now and we’ll get that looked over and sorted. There’s not a chance in hell you’re winning this fight.
“You’re leaving on a stretcher, you’re getting knocked spark out, and you know it. Get it over to me now.”