Former UFC world champion Michael Bisping is backing Youtube star turned boxer, Jake Paul (4-0, 3 KOs), to beat his likely next opponent, Tommy Fury (7-0, 4 KOs).

According to reports in the UK, Paul and Fury are close to finalizing a deal to fight each other on December 18 in Miami, Florida.

Both Paul and Fury were in action on the same card back in August. 

Fury, the younger brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, had some trouble in winning a four round decision over combat sports veteran Anthony Taylor.

In the main event of that Showtime pay-per-view card, Paul won an eight round decision over former UFC world champion Tyron Woodley.

After the event was over, Paul and Fury were involved in a heated confrontation backstage, where heated words were exchanged. 

Based on their most recent performances, Bisping is confidently backing Paul to win the fight.

"Jake Paul is the bigger guy and he looks like the better boxer. Tommy Fury didn't look very good," Bisping stated on his Youtube channel.

“Jake Paul isn’t just a YouTuber. He’s a boxer now. He’s still a YouTuber, but he’s also a boxer. Just because you discover your love for the sweet science later in life doesn’t mean you have to be labelled a YouTuber your entire life.

“The reality is, Jake Paul’s doing a great thing in the boxing world. Jake Paul’s bringing a lot of attention, a lot of eyes to the boxing world. Tommy Fury struggled against Anthony Taylor. If he struggled against Anthony Taylor, he’s going to struggle against Jake Paul. That’s just my two cents. And I believe he loses."