Jake Paul confirms Tommy Fury has pulled out of December fight
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Jake Paul has aimed a brutal dig at Tommy Fury after the 22-year-old was forced to pull out of their fight with a rib injury. The duo were supposed to go head-to-head on Saturday night, but Paul ended up fighting Tyron Woodley instead.
Paul was clearly upset at Fury’s withdrawal and has been mocking the half-brother of two-time world heavyweight champion Tyson ever since.
As he walked out for his fight with Woodley, Paul wore a UK-themed ring-walk outfit.
And printed on his robe were the words: “Hey Tommy, wish you could’ve been here but watching from a TV is cool too.”
Paul dispatched Woodley in Tampa, Florida, as he showed huge tenacity to knock out his rival in the sixth round.
The 24-year-old landed a perfect right overhand after overcoming a huge cut to his forehead courtesy of an accidental clash of heads.
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The victory for Paul saw him defeat the former UFC welterweight champion for the second time in less than four months after the duo had met for the first time at the end of August.
On that occasion, the YouTube sensation was deemed the winner on a split decision after the fight had gone the full distance.
“Tommy Fury is lucky that he wasn’t in there tonight, because Tyron’s way tougher and has that experience,” hissed Paul after his latest win against Woodley.
“Tommy would’ve probably looked a lot worse than that – and that was pretty bad.”
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Fury’s doctor Usman Sajjad took to social media earlier this month to clarify exactly why the boxer had to pull out.
“As the team doctor amidst the injury, I had no choice but to deem him as an unfit to box,” Sajjad wrote on Instagram.
“From the scan, the extent of the fracture is severe and we are looking at a lengthy recovery period.
“That’s a decision I will happily take responsibility for as it’s the safety of the athlete you have to consider.
“Boxing with a broken rib leaves a huge chance of suffering a pneumothorax (collapsed lung) which is a medical emergency.
“This can result in a potential cardiac arrest. Is boxing or any sport worth someone losing their life over and leaving behind a family?”
Meanwhile, Paul has already stated that he will now never set in the ring with Fury.
“I don’t want to ever give him the opportunity – he had his shot,” Paul said in light of Fury’s withdrawal.
“I’d like to see him fight 20 more times to even get the same payday that he would have got against me.
“Sorry, Tommy. It isn’t going to happen.”
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