The former Love Island star has elaborated on his original statement, in which he cited a chest infection and broken rib as the reasons for his withdrawal
Tommy Fury has opened up on his withdrawal from his boxing match with Jake Paul, elaborating on his initial reasons for pulling out of next weekend’s fight.
Fury, half-brother of world heavyweight champion Tyson, was due to face YouTube star Paul in Florida on 18 December but cited a chest infection and broken rib on Monday as he withdrew from the bout.
Former UFC champion Tyron Woodley, who was outpointed by Paul when they boxed one another in August, will step in for Fury, who has said he wants to reschedule his fight with Paul for the new year.
“So guys, I’m sure you’ve all seen and heard the news as to why I’m not fighting on 18 December now,” the 22-year-old said in a video posted on his Instagram account. “Just thought I’d come on here and tell you myself.
“Training camp couldn’t have gone any better for me for the first week, two weeks. But then I contracted a bacterial chest infection, which led to me not being able to breathe [at the gym].