JOHN FURY said Jake Paul can ‘thank his lucky stars’ he is banned from America after squaring up to a TV monitor.
The animated boxing trainer was joined by his son Tommy, who fights Paul on December 18, and his eldest Tyson.
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Together, they held a press conference to promote the fight and were joined virtually by their YouTube star rival.
But it did not stop John from trading words and insults with Paul through a TV screen, as he eventually squared up to the monitor with his fists clenched.
At one point, Paul told John: “You’re mad because you can’t come to the United States.”
Due to a prior criminal conviction, John is unable to travel to America, which has prevented him from cornering Tommy, 22, and Tyson, 33, before.
Paul, 24, added: “You’re a single old man.”
But John, 57, hit back: “I’ll tell you what, you wouldn’t like to meet the old man. You can thank your lucky stars I’m banned from your country.
“Because I’d get you and slap you.”
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The talking point from the chaotic press conference came after John made an outrageously crude remark to Paul and his girlfriend Julia Rose.
He said: “When Tommy knocks you out, he’s gonna bend your girlfriend over and do her like a dog.”
Tommy, who is in a relationship with Love Island co-star Molly Mae-Hague, 22, was left head in hands after the comment.
In Paul’s first three fights, Paul beat YouTuber ‘AnEsonGib’, ex-NBA star Nate Robinson, 37, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, also 37.
But in August, he improved to 4-0 with a win over eight rounds against ex-UFC champion Tyron Woodley, 39.
On the undercard, Fury beat Paul’s sparring partner Anthony Taylor, 32, to move to 7-0 and set up the mega-fight.