Frank Warren, promoter for unbeaten prospect Tommy Fury (5-0, 4 KOs), plans to speak with Showtime about the possibility of matching his fighter against Youtube star Jake Paul (3-0, 3 KOs).
Fury, the younger brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, has been trading words with Paul for the last few months.
Paul was in action last month, when he stopped MMA veteran Ben Askren in one round.
Fury will have his sixth pro fight next Saturday, as part of the Daniel Dubois vs. Bogdan Dinu undercard.
For his last two fights, Paul appeared on pay-per-view events that were staged by the Triller app.
Warren had been talking with Triller about the idea of staging a Paul-Fury bout.
However, last week the news broke that Paul had parted ways with Triller and reached an agreement with Showtime Sports.
"We were talking to Triller about making the fight between Jake Paul and Tommy Fury but basically, they didn’t want it! They said maybe in around four or five fights time and all this rubbish. But now Paul’s left Triller and gone to Showtime so we’re going to reach out to them and see what we can do," Warren told BT Sport.
"Paul apparently was saying that us talking 50-50 in any potential fight was ridiculous but it wasn’t us who called the fight out to begin with!
"A lot of this YouTube stuff, I don’t have a lot of time for – but he called us out! It’s not like Tommy’s unknown either. He’s got a few million followers on his social media platforms, he was on Love Island in this country and obviously he’s Tyson’s brother so he does bring something to the table."