John Fury claims “a complete idiot in the gym” is responsible for Tommy having to pullout of his fight with Jake Paul.
Tommy Fury (7-0) and Jake Paul (4-0) were set to collide in a highly anticipated boxing match on December 18th. However, the Englishman suffered a broken rib in training and was forced to withdraw from the contest.
In a recent interview with ‘Behind The Gloves’, Tommy’s father John explained that an “idiot in the gym” is to blame for the ‘Paul vs Fury’ cancellation.
“He’s had a bacterial chest infection for about six or seven weeks, but that didn’t bother us, we were going to battle through that,” John Fury said (via the Mirror). “But owing to a complete idiot in the gym, punched him in the ribs. A man of 16 or 17 stone with his bare-knuckle, punched him in the ribs and broke his ribs. At the end of the day, I was horrified, we were going to try and battle through it, because when we got him x-rayed they said, ‘No, it’s just bruised, it’s ligament damage’. And then, he was sparring and he couldn’t throw a punch, he couldn’t move.”
John Fury continued:
“He said, ‘Look, I’m in bad pain dad.’ He said to Tyson, ‘I’m in bad pain, I can’t move’. So, I took him to a specialist in Manchester, they x-rayed him properly and the finding was there. Broke ribs, what can you do? Chest infection, broke ribs, it’s unfortunate, it’s cost a lot of money, people have lost a lot of money, the disappointment is immense for Tommy and us. But, we’ll bounce back, we’re fighters, if you want to reschedule, that’s not a problem.”
Jake Paul is now scheduled to rematch Tyron Woodley at the December 18th event in Tampa Bay, Florida.
As for Tommy Fury, the Englishman’s next move still remains unclear.
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