Tommy Fury vehemently denies not being ready for Jake Paul fight
After withdrawing from his fight with bitter rival Jake Paul for a second time, Tommy Fury addressed fans with a video place on social media on Sunday, July 10, to deny false rumours about him.
The half-brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury adamantly said, "Recently on social media I have seen more s**t on me than ever. I just want to get one thing straight that this fight didn't take place is because I could not get into the country. Not because I wasn't training or I wasn't fit. I was ready and raring to go. I was at the airport Monday morning with my whole team, ready to fly out, ready to get this show on the road. I could not get in the country and that's why this fight didn't happen. So all this bull***t about me not being ready, not training, forget about it; if it's not come from me, don't believe it, it's not the truth."
The long-standing rivals were to clash at Madison Square Garden on August 6, after their first date of December 18 was postponed when Fury suffered with illness and injury and had to withdraw.
YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul instead rematched with Tyron Woodley, knocking him out cold in round six of eight to move up to 5-0.
Ever since, Paul has been accusing Fury of being scared to fight him, taunting him with social media posts calling him a bottle job amonghst other slurs.
Tommy's father John Fury was stated saying, "Tommy wasn't exactly in training, I told him I know you could be fitter, you're overweight, but it's up to you because I can't do the camp, go over there and box him."
To which Paul commented, "I should sue this fool. Own dad exposes why he pulled out a second time."
Jake Paul then offered to fight Tommy Fury in the UK for $500k, which the Brit laughed off to say he wouldn't get out of bed for half a million dollars.
After Fury's withdrawal, Paul announced he would still fight on the date he had been preparing for, choosing Hasim Rahman Jr. (12-1, 6KO) as his new opponent, who will be the first professional boxer he has fought yet.
The Baltimore boxer, who lost his last fight, has promised to knock Jake Paul out in their forthcominng fight.