JAKE PAUL confirmed he is ready to fight Tommy Fury next and in the UK – but warned it is his rival’s third and final chance.
The celebrity fighting pair have TWICE signed for a grudge match but both times Fury was withdrawn.
An injured rib last December and US visa issues this August saw the 2019 Love Islander pulled out of the pay-per-view paydays.
And Fury’s hopes of rescheduling for a third time were dashed after Paul signed to face UFC legend on October 29.
But in the meantime, opposing camps have held talks to finally get the fight done, which would be one final effort.
Paul told SunSport: “This is his last chance, last chance for Tommy.
“And I’m still not sure if we’ll really run that, it’s just an idea, our teams are talking. But there might be bigger fights.
“When I beat Anderson Silva, a lot more people are going to want to fight me, so there might be bigger names out there and more interesting opportunities.
“It could happen and if it does I’m happy to come to the UK.”
Paul, 25, prepares for the biggest fight of his career this month against Brazilian Silva, 47, who is also 4-1 in the ring.
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But when his management team were in Manchester for Amanda Serrano’s latest fight, Fury, 23, was also in attendance.
The unbeaten boxers even shared a FaceTime call and agree to revive talks for a hat-trick of times.
But if Fury’s travel woes continue, Paul will be forced to cross enemy lines to get his hands on the brother of heavyweight champion Tyson.
The American boxed in an exhibition bout in England in 2018, beating KSI’s brother Deji.
And such was the thrill of being the bad guy, Paul is ready to take on both Fury and his fans with another trip across the pond.
He said: “I love the UK fans, I love the UK fans that hate me. I loved fighting over there.
“It’s just such a spectacle, interacting with the fans there, I always love putting on a show and that’s what I love more than anything, honestly.
“So I would love to come there and have it be a whole circus.”
Paul is currently in his Puerto Rico training base preparing to fight Silva, his biggest test to date.
The Brazilian is also 4-1 in the ring and his first opponent with a recognised boxing record.
Paul has been sidelined for the year after Fury’s latest pullout and replacement Hasim Rahman Jr, 31, also withdrawing amid a weight row.
But there will be no backup option in place for Silva if lightening was to remarkably strike again.
Paul confirmed: “We’re done with the backup thing. Last event proved that is a nightmare, Tommy pulled out and the backup was Hasim.
“Now Hasim is super famous when nobody knew who he was, now he’s all over the place, he’s damn near a household name because of that whole situation.
“Then the ‘backup guy’ bailed out and ruined everything. So we’re done with the backup s***.”