Jake Paul and Tommy Fury may not be having their grudge fight, but the former isn’t letting go of their heated rivalry just yet. The two have been engaged in a verbal scuffle since last year and despite almost two months since their bout was cancelled, Paul has launched some latest heat at Fury, saying that the Briton’s withdrawal from their fight was more of an embarrassment than if he would have suffered a KO inside the squared circle.
Jake Paul says Tommy Fury’s withdrawal “will be a massive regret for the rest of his entire life”
Jake Paul and Tommy Fury were slated to trade blows on 18th December last year, but the fight fell apart after Fury pulled out two weeks prior, due to a rib injury and chest infection, and was replaced by Paul’s former adversary Tyron Woodley. With Woodley stepping in as a replacement for Fury, the fight between the two undefeated celebrity boxing stars of present-day turned into a rematch between Paul and the former UFC welterweight champion, whom “The Problem Child” had already defeated via split decision in August, and this time, scored a 6th round KO at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.
However, Paul is still skeptical about Fury’s injury claim, and in a recent interview with The Sun, he claimed that the rib fracture was an excuse and the withdrawal would be a huge and lifelong regret for “TNT”.
“Tommy Fury pulling out of the fight with his illness is more embarrassing than him fighting and getting knocked out. It’s bad either way for him but this way this way for him will be a massive regret for the rest of his entire life,” Paul said, “He definitely seems very down though, he is complaining on Instagram about fans attacking him, claiming he didn’t fake an injury. He is clearly going through it.”
“I think they knew that day that they were going to use the broken rib as an excuse, so they leaked it,” the 25-year-old added. [H/T Boxingscene.com]
Even though Fury has been pushing for a rescheduling of the fight, there hasn’t been much development from Paul’s side and moreover, his trainer BJ Flores has negated any potential for Fury ever crossing paths with Paul again, saying back in December that the Love Island star has blown his lifetime of an opportunity.
- Jake Paul believes Tommy Fury’s withdrawal from their December fight is a bigger embarrassment than getting knocked out in the ring
- Fury cited rib injury and chest infection and pulled out from his fight against Paul on 18th December and was replaced by Tyron Woodley