JAKE PAUL said Tommy Fury is 'living in the shadow' of brother Tyson and predicted his rival will 'crack under pressure'.
The celebrity fighting rivals have signed and confirmed their December 18 grudge match in Florida.
Fury, who in 2019 featured on reality TV show Love Island, comes into it unbeaten at 7-0.
Whereas Paul is more inexperienced as a 4-0 fighter, but is entering his third pay-per-view main event.
And the YouTube sensation believes Fury's inexperience on the big stage will be his downfall on fight night.
Paul said: "He's only been put in there with opponents that were meant to lose.
"This is his first real test where his opponent isn't some guy who is just going to flop over.
"He has no idea what he's getting himself into. This is his first time under the big lights, on the big stage, and he's going to crack under pressure."
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Paul, 24, beat ex-UFC champion Tyron Woodley, 39, in his last fight and Fury, 22, won against his sparring partner Anthony Taylor, 32, on the undercard.
The social media influencer previously stopped online rival 'AnEsonGib', ex-NBA star Nate Robinson, 37, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, also 37.
But Fury will be his first opponent with previous professional boxing experience.
The undefeated Brit will be trained by his heavyweight world champion brother Tyson, who will also be in his corner on the night of the fight.
And Paul – who has a famous older brother in Logan – questioned whether Fury will be able to live up to his family's fighting name.
He said: "The beautiful thing about this fight is the unknown. Is he actually a Fury, or will we find out that he's just a half Fury?
"Does he have the heart like his brother, or is he just living in the shadow of his brother.
"The beautiful thing about this fight is stepping into the unknown, because this is also my first time fighting a real boxer, whatever that means?
"He's undefeated, he's young, same age, same weight, same height, so it's really a perfect match-up.
"We're just going to see who worked harder, who wants it more and who has that dog inside of them."
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