JOHN FURY has backed son Tommy to knock out Jake Paul with the "first right hand that he throws".
And John was left unimpressed with Paul's decision to fight 47-year-old UFC legend Anderson Silva.
He told Global Titans: “If any of my sons was 50 years old and doing that, I’d say, ‘Listen, have a day off, give your head a wobble.
“‘Alls you’re going to do is make a fool of yourself and entertainment for other people.
"You’re making the other man that’s useless look good.’ Jake Paul can’t fight. He will knock Jake Paul out with one punch.
"And I’ll say it now on camera: Jake Paul will get knocked out with the first right hand that he throws, and I’ll put money on it.”
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Son Tommy, 23, has twice pulled out of fighting Paul, 25, firstly due to a rib injury and then amid a US visa issue.
His celebrity boxing rival has opened the door to rescheduling for a THIRD time, which would have to be in the UK or Middle East.
But Tommy firstly returns on November 13 against 5-2 American Paul Bamba, 33, on Floyd Mayweather's undercard in Dubai.
John added: “This man he's fighting here, at least he’s a proper fighter. He trains as a boxer.
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"All he’s fighting, he’s had seven pro fights against proper opposition.
"Not some hand-picked geriatric that needs a Zimmer frame to get in the ring.”
Tommy last fought in April, beating Pole Daniel Bocianski, 27, on brother Tyson's Wembley Stadium undercard.
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