Jake Paul on Tommy Fury: "I don't see any reason to come back next year and give him a payday. It would be more fun to leave him in the dust"; Paul to fight Tyron Woodley following Fury's withdrawal with a chest infection
Tuesday 7 December 2021 19:37, UK
Jake Paul insisted Tommy Fury "cracked and tried to find a way out" in withdrawing from their scheduled fight with an injury.
Fury pulled out, and will be replaced by Tyron Woodley on December 18, due to a severe chest infection and a broken rib - he said he was "heartbroken" and hoped to fight Paul in 2022.
YouTuber-turned-undefeated-boxer Paul has lashed out: "For the Furys, it's an embarrassment.
"They said: 'We'd fight Jake with a broken rib, with our arms tied behind our backs'.
"When it came down to fighting, they pulled out."
Paul said about his rival Fury's injury: "I question everything about that family.
"He has never accomplished anything himself. The only reason he is anything is because of his brother.
"He's had a silver spoon in his mouth for his entire life.
"He has got fame from his brother.
"He has never had a real opponent. His opponents were all meant to lose.
"I'm a scary guy to fight - the [trash talk], the pressure. All of this? He cracked and tried to find a way out.
"I truly believe that."
Paul has won all four of his boxing matches since swapping YouTube for the ring.
The younger brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is undefeated in seven.
Asked if Fury's withdrawal gave Paul doubts about rearranging their fight for next year, he said: "It does. He didn't show up to a press conference and now he's pulled out of the fight.
"He has done a terrible job of promoting the fight. He isn't as hype as everyone thought.
"I don't like them. I don't like anything to do with the family. They are sketchy, they are shady.
"I don't see any reason to come back next year and give him a payday.
"It would be more fun to leave him in the dust."
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