Former Love Island star, brother of heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury, is scheduled to face YouTuber turned boxer Paul at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, later this month and now Paul is set for a rematch with Tyron Woodley, whom he defeated via split decision in eight rounds in August.
The fight received huge hype from both sides in the build-up, with a press conference last week in which Fury gave no indication he was carrying an injury.
Paul took to Instagram on Monday to confirm the news.
“It’s official, Tommy Fury is boxing’s biggest b****,” Paul says in the video. “He withdrew from the fight, the Furys withdrew from the fight due to a ‘health condition’, who knows what the hell is going on in that camp?!”
Fury later confirmed the nature of his medical condition and his intention to reschedule the fight.
“It’s heartbreaking for me to be forced to withdraw from the fight with Jake Paul due to a chest infection and broken ribs,” he said.
“The start of my camp has been incredible and I never expected anything to come my way since winning on December 18.
“I can’t express my disappointment because I’m frustrated and I really hope we can move this game into the new year. I want this fight to happen more than anything. I’m sorry now. is focusing on recovery and rescheduling.”
Fury is set to pocket a significant amount of money for the fight with Paul mocking his missed opportunity.
“I couldn’t believe it at first, it wasn’t even real,” he continued. “He rummaged through the biggest bag of his life and now he’s going to watch it at home, paying me $60 instead of being paid millions to fight me.
“I fought a broken nose, I fought an illness, get over it, this is boxing.”
Instead, Paul will face former MMA star Woodley in a rematch.
“It was official, he was scared,” he added. “I think the pressure has come on him, the talk about it has come to him, that’s bad news.
“The good news is Mr. Tyron Woodley, we called him up and we were like ‘do you want to go to war?’ And he said he would fight and rematch.
“I’ll give him another $500,000 if he can take me down.”
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