Paul and the younger Fury brother are finally due to fight at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden on August 6, with the bout officially announced this week and a press conference scheduled for Wednesday.
It is eight months after the bitter rivals were originally supposed to face off in Tampa, Florida in December, only for Fury to withdraw due to illness and injury, leading Paul to secure a second successive victory over former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley instead.
Both camps are predictably confident of victory as the social media barbs continue to fly back and forth, with Fury’s older half-brother Tyson pledging to back his sibling in a bet with anyone to the tune of $100,000.
However, such a number was met with derision by Paul, who wanted to up a potential wager to seven figures.
“Hey Jakey boy, I hear you want to bet bigger than $100,000,” WBC heavyweight champion Fury responded in a video clip posted on Saturday night.
“You want a bigger bet, m**********r? You want a million dollars? Let’s do it. Holla at your boy. You want a million, you got it.
“I want to see this million dollars in escrow sucker, because I don’t think you’ve got a million dollars. And I ain’t talking about Crypto, I’m talking about real US dollars.”
Paul then hit back at Fury over his habit of using Instagram filters and still mocked the amount of money on the table, insisting he could use the “chump change” to pay for new Ferraris and expensive watches.
In his own video, he said: “For the heavyweight champion of the world, a million dollars, that’s all you want to bet? You want to go with some chump change like that, no problem. I’m already in contact with your lawyer and we’ll get the money into escrow and make it happen.
“Your money is going to be put to good use, so thank you bro. What should I spend it on? Should I pay for my new SF90 with it, or my new 296GTB? I’m looking at the McLaren Richard Mille right now. I’m going to take your money and spend it on some good s**t.”
Fury quickly answered Paul once again, claiming he would need the money for dental work after his fight with Tommy is over.
He added in the latest clip: “What you can do Jakey boy is spend it on your new teeth. You’ll need that million dollars for dental work when Tommy’s done with you, you little sucker. Put that million dollars in escrow, b***h.”