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Tommy Fury reflects on the cancelled Jake Paul bout: It was a hard blow to take

Tommy Fury (7-0, 4 KOs), the undefeated celebrity boxer and younger brother to the reigning WBC heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury, recently opened up on the bout against Jake Paul which was set to take place in December last year but was later cancelled after Fury cited medical issues, and the Love Island star says it was difficult to digest.

Tommy Fury and Jake Paul were set to square off in the main event of a SHOWTIME PPV on 18th December in the United States last year, but just two weeks prior to the bout, “TNT” pulled out of the fight due to rib fracture and sickness and was replaced by Jake’s former adversary Tyron Woodley, with “The Problem Child” securing a 6th round knockout win in the rematch.

In my eyes, that fight is always there: Tommy Fury 

Tommy Fury reflects on the cancelled Jake Paul bout: It was a hard blow to take - THE SPORTS ROOM
Tommy Fury and Jake Paul were slated to trade blows on 18th December.

In a recent interview with Talk Sport, Fury revealed that pulling out of the fight was a difficult phase and it was a “hard blow” to hear his doctors telling him not to fight the biggest boxing match of his career.

“As for pulling out of the fight. You know, it was one of the worst times of my life because it was something that we all work towards as a boxer. To headline a major event in America is something we just want and train for all our lives,” said Fury, “For it to be two weeks away and then come out with such a devastating injury with a broken rib and being told not to fight by three medical doctors. It was a hard blow to take, and it still is when I think back about it.”

The 22-year-old Briton will be back in action this 23rd of April on the undercard of his elder sibling Tyson’s title unification fight against interim champion Dillian Whyte at the Wembley Stadium, taking on veteran Polish boxer Daniel Bocianski- touted to be Fury’s toughest challenge so far. However, Fury has not let his mind slide away from the Jake Paul fight, and is still willing to trade blows with him.

“In my eyes, that fight is always there. If he wants the big fights and the big numbers and the big pay-per-views, he knows where to come,” added Fury. [H/T Boxingscene.com]

Highlights:

  • Tommy Fury says the cancellation of the Jake Paul bout last December was difficult but still wants the fight to happen
  • The Love Island star and undefeated Briton will be seen in action against Daniel Bocianski on the undercard of Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte on 23rd April.
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