Jake Paul and Tommy Fury were slated to trade blows on 18th December, but the fight fell apart after Fury pulled out two weeks prior, due to injury, and was replaced by Paul’s former adversary Tyron Woodley, with Fury expected to clash against Paul sometime next year. However, latest developments are slowly negating Fury’s chances of getting into the ring with Paul in future, with the latter’s trainer BJ Flores says that the Brion might have blown his chance already.
With Woodley stepping in as a replacement for Fury, the grudge 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.
BJ Flores says Tommy Fury may never get the chance to fight Jake Paul again
Amidst uncertainty regarding the potential future date and venue for Paul vs Fury, boxing promoter Frank Warren had hinted to schedule the bout early next year. However, it was first Paul’s management team BAVAFA Sports, who gave a polar opposite indication about his next fight, claiming that the unbeaten 24-year-old has picked veteran boxer Julio César Chávez Jr.
On top of that, cruiserweight boxer and Paul’s trainer BJ Flores has negated any potential for Fury ever crossing paths with Paul again, saying that the Love Island star has blown his lifetime of an opportunity.
“I really don’t have any comment on Tommy except he missed out on a massive opportunity, whether he was sick, had bad luck, or whatever it was. It’s a massive opportunity and probably one he’ll never get again, that would have been, for sure, the biggest payday of his career,” Flores said in an interview with The Sun.
“Even if he went on to be a champion, it’s very unlikely he would have made that money again, in any fight in his career. We’ve got other names on the resume, to be honest with you. Other big names on the radar, bigger names than Tommy that are coming up, so I’m not sure [if that fight will happen next].
“And it doesn’t really matter to me, to be honest. Tommy was neither here nor there, I didn’t care whether it was Tommy or not. Jake definitely doesn’t need the ‘opportunity’ to fight Tommy, Tommy was the one getting the opportunity more so than Jake,” Flores added. [H/T Boxingscene.com]
- Jake Paul’s trainer BJ Flores says Tommy Fury may never get the opportunity to fight Paul again
- Fury pulled out of his Dec 18 clash against Paul due to injury and was replaced by Tyron Woodley