TOMMY FURY has been tipped to beat Jake Paul 'easily' by Ahmed Elbiali, who sparred the YouTuber.
Fury, the younger half-brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson, has seen two fights cancelled at the final hour.
The Brit – who pulled out of their December showdown due to illness and injury – was then scheduled to have another bout in August, but that too got called off.
However, now it appears they will finally get in the ring in February, as per Paul.
On his BS w/ Jake Paul podcast, the 25-year-old social media star told said: 'Had a call with Tommy Fury. Yeah, they're saying we're going to fight in February.
"I think he actually can't come into the United States. So if I fight him in the UK, I think parts of it are shady, I don't think we're getting the full truth on everything, but regardless, it's a great matchup and I really want to knock him out."
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Now, light-heavyweight contender Elbiali predicts Fury would be a sound winner when they come to blows.
Elbiali, 32, told SunSport: "Fury, I think would beat him, hands down, easily.
"But at the same time it's still a great fight for Jake, because Tommy hasn't fought anybody.
"Tommy is still new to the game, and you also tend to lower yourself to your opponent. Knowing he's fighting Jake Paul, he might lower his standards slightly."
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Elbiali, who has 18 knockouts in his 22 wins, sparred Paul, 25, once before the social media sensation left ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, 38, out cold.
He got a phone call from a friend just after he had finished a morning workout, and while he was in a Nike store shopping.
The Egyptian-born boxer admitted to pulling his punches against Paul, who only made his pro debut last year off the back of a scrappy white collar bout in England in 2018.
But still Elbiali sees the passion and potential in Paul, which came as he ignored calls from his pals to needlessly wipe out the internet phenomenon.
Elbiali said: "He's a hardworking dude, he seems passionate about boxing and he carries some power. Is he green? Yeah, he's very green.
"I did hold back because I had to, and I'm not that type of guy. I had friends telling me, 'You should have lit him the f*** up' but it's like bro, it's all good.
"I lit him up in different ways. I lit him up without punching him, I tried to exhaust him, made him miss, hit him to the body.
"Jake's a smart dude, he's pretty smart in the boxing ring too."
Elbiali did not receive a call back to spar with Paul again in the build up to his third pro fight – his win over retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren.
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