JAKE PAUL revealed Tyson Fury sent him a message of support – despite his ongoing feud with brother Tommy.
The YouTuber-turned fighter named Fury as his No1 best boxer in the world.
Paul said on his podcast: "My top ten pound-for-pound list has caused some commotion in boxing.
"But the man himself, Tyson Fury backed what I had to say and then sent me this message."
Fury, 34, can be heard saying: "Jakey get up there Jake Paul."
Paul, 25, then cuts off the rest of the private message but aimed a dig at boxing rival Tommy, 25, in the process.
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He said: "We're secretly friends, sorry Tommy. I think me and Tyson have a special bond. I really love that guy."
The celebrity fighters have TWICE signed for a grudge match but both times Tommy was withdrawn.
An injured rib last December and US visa issues this August saw the 2019 Love Islander pulled out of the pay-per-view paydays.
And Tommy's hopes of rescheduling for a third time were dashed after Paul signed to face UFC legend on October 29.
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But in the meantime, opposing camps have held talks to finally get the fight done, which would be one final effort.
Paul told SunSport: “This is his last chance, last chance for Tommy.
"And I’m still not sure if we’ll really run that, it’s just an idea, our teams are talking. But there might be bigger fights.
“When I beat Anderson Silva, a lot more people are going to want to fight me, so there might be bigger names out there and more interesting opportunities.
“It could happen and if it does I’m happy to come to the UK."
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