Combat sports veteran Anthony Taylor expects Youtube star turned boxer Jake Paul to overcome Tommy Fury when they collide next month.
Fury, the younger brother of WBC heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury, won a four round decision over Taylor back in August.
On the same card, which took place in Cleveland, Paul won an eight round decision over former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.
Fury (7-0, 4 KOs) and Paul (4-0, 3 KOs) have been trading words for several months.
They will settle their differences on December 18 in Tampa, Florida, with Showtime Pay-Per-View carrying the bout. The contest will take place at a catch-weight of 192-pounds.
Taylor, who served in the past as the sparring partner, gave Fury more trouble than anticipated in their matchup.
He expects Paul to be too good for more experienced Fury.
“Jake is twice as good as Tommy. Tommy only has that long reach. You take that long reach away and he becomes a mediocre fighter. Tommy is green, Tommy’s not anywhere near Jake’s level," Taylor told Vegas Insider.
“I get it, people are going to say you’re biased because you train with Jake. But I fought Tommy, Tommy doesn’t have knockout power. Having sparred with Jake, he uses the ring very well and has good strategy and patience.
“Sparring with Jake, he uses the ring very well. You saw him when he fought Tyron Woodley, he used every inch of the ring. Jake’s patient, he knows when to strike and he knows when to throw power and in his punch. Jake is just an overall better fighter than Tommy. Tommy doesn’t have power, he doesn’t hold power. He has no pop.”