Tommy Fury vs Anthony Taylor; How they stack up
Tommy Fury has been claiming to want a fight with Jake Paul, however, he has ended up fighting Jake's sparring partner on his undercard instead. See how the two fighters compare.
It is quite apparent that certainly for the time being Tommy Fury has failed to secure his potential high money fight with online rival Jake Paul, the Love Island boxer has made plenty of comments about how he is going to destroy the youngest of the Paul brother's for his lack of respect and online comments, none of which appears to be coming into fruition as Tommy accepts fight against ex MMA fighter Anthony Taylor on the Paul vs Woodley undercard.
Fury has been around boxing from a very young age having watched brother Tyson and cousin Hughie whilst being trained by dad John Fury and his uncle Peter.
Tommy quietly learnt his boxing trade in the gym but has had a limited amateur career of only ten fights. Being relatively unknown but ever-present in Tyson's team, Tommy made the move to professional in 2018, however, his fame didn't really become much until in 2019 he entered ITV's reality TV show Love Island.
Truth being told Tommy only really achieved fame through landing the Love Island place on the back of his brother's name and has certainly not achieved much notoriety through his boxing skills.
Many boxing fans have criticised the level of opponents that Tommy has appeared to choose on his rise through the boxing ranks, fighting mainly journeymen with a huge loss to win ratio between them.
In his next bout against Taylor, he will come in with an experience advantage in the boxing ring as well as a natural weight advantage of over a stone.
Taylor, 32, only turned pro in MMA six years ago and certainly did not get off to the strongest of starts, he lost four out of his first seven fights.
Included in his losses was a submission defeat to Conor McGregor's protege James Gallagher in 2016.
Recently though Taylor has improved on his MMA record by winning the last four fights on the bounce, he also recently beat Nate Diaz's training partner Chris Avila.
Taylor had a relatively late entrance into the world of professional fighting, he was a part-time actor and even had a career as a stripper before he found into way into the world of martial arts. Taylor only has one boxing match to his name, in which he lost a split decision to Donte Stubbs, his name only became heard within the boxing world when he called out Jake Paul to a sparring session which was set up, both Taylor and Paul formed a bond after the sparring session and now still train together.
Taylor usually fights at 155lb, meaning he will have to step all the way up to 180lb to face Fury in this boxing match.