Tommy Fury has broken his silence on ‘pulling out’ of his fight with Jake Paul.
The British boxer, who was set to fight the American YouTuber on December 18, has claimed that he’s suffering from a ‘bacterial chest infection’ and a ‘broken rib’.
On Instagram, he shared a video saying: “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.
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“The beginning of my camp was going so incredibly and I never expected anything to come in my way from a victory on December 18.
“I can’t express now disappointed I am and I really do hope we can get this fight rescheduled in the new year.
“I want this fight to happen more than anything.
“I’m now regretfully putting my focus on recovery and a further reschedule date.”
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Frank Warren, Fury’s supporter, has added that the fight will be ‘rescheduled’.
He said: “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 percent.
“We’ll be working with Jake Paul’s team to see if we can reschedule for the new year.”
According to reports, Paul will instead be having a rematch against Tyron Woodley later this month, who has already been offered an extra $500,000 if he manages to bag a revenge knockout.
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