British Light Heavyweight Tommy Fury (8-0), who will face American social media sensation Jake Paul (5-0) on August 6 at Madison Square Garden, has enlisted elite trainer Shane McGuigan for his training camp. Fury, who was previously trained by his father John Fury, has switched to McGuigan partially because neither John Fury nor anyone in that Fury entourage can enter the United States at the moment.
McGuigan is also vastly more experienced in boxing training and Tommy Fury realises the importance of winning this fight as he may be able to secure a rematch should he win adding to his reported $2m purse. The trainer change is expected to be announced on Wednesday in a press conference to promote the Showtime PPV headline fight. McGuigan will be travelling to the States for the conference per sources.
Tommy Fury Trainer Change; What Does This Mean in Practice?
Tommy Fury will be training at the McGuigan gym alongside the likes of Daniel Dubois, Lawrence Okolie, Adam Azim, and Chris Billam-Smith among others. There will be no shortage of elite boxing company to keep him motivated and learning from.
Fury only has a short period of time with Shane McGuigan but should he be able to pick up the famous McGuigan style which blends well with how he currently fights, Fury should be a strong favourite to knock Paul out.
People in the industry are considering this a 50-50 fight with bookmakers making the Reality TV star Tommy Fury a slight favourite going into the bout. Considering the Tommy Fury trainer change, more people may start to have more confidence in the man from a fighting family over the glorified YouTuber.
By Darshan Desai – Tommy Fury Trainer Exclusive
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Who Is Tommy Fury’s Trainer?
Tommy Fury Trainer – Shane McGuigan