Tommy Fury issues statement after backing out of Jake Paul fight
The younger Fury has spoken out
The much-anticipated bout was scheduled for December 18th but the 22-year-old boxer has been forced to pull out after an injury and illness, with Paul confirming so in a social media post.
The younger Paul brother is now set to fight Tyron Woodley for a second time after he beat the MMA fighter back in September. Prior to the cancellation, Fury and father John were begging Paul not to pull out as they were looking forward to a big fight and a big payday. However, it seems as though that decision has now been made for them.
Speaking following the announcement, Tommy Fury said: “I am absolutely heartbroken that I have been forced to withdraw from my fight with Jake Paul due to a bacterial chest infection and broken rib.
The beginning of my camp was going so incredibly and I never expected anything to come in my way from a victory on December 18th. I can’t express how disappointed I am and I really do hope we can get this fight rescheduled in the new year, I want this fight to still happen more than anything. I’m now regretfully putting my focus on recovery and a further reschedule date.
Promoter Frank Warren added: “We are gutted for Tommy. This was a big opportunity for him to show the world what he can do. Unfortunately, he’s had to withdraw now as he’s clearly not anywhere near a hundred per cent. We’ll be working with Jake Paul’s team to see if we can reschedule for the new year.”
Fight fans will now have to wait to see the YouTuber face a proper pro from the discipline.
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