Tommy Fury was ‘extremely unlucky’ to miss out on Jake Paul fight, claims promoter Frank Warren – who insists that the fight COULD yet be rescheduled for early 2022
- Tommy Fury pulled out of his December 18 fight with YouTuber Jake Paul
- Paul instead fought Tyron Woodley who he knocked out in the sixth round
- Frank Warren insists that Fury would be a ‘different proposition’ to Woodley
- The promoter is hoping to get the fight rescheduled to take place in early 2022
Frank Warren says Tommy Fury was ‘extremely unlucky’ to miss out on his fight with Jake Paul but that the match could be rescheduled for early next year.
The younger half-brother of world champion Tyson was set to fight Paul on December 18, until he had to pull out with a bacterial chest infection and broken rib.
Paul instead fought ex-UFC star Tyron Woodley for a second time – who he knocked out in the sixth round with a vicious overhand right.
Tommy Fury had to pull out of his fight with Jake Paul due to a chest infection and broken rib
Jake Paul instead fought Tyron Woodley for a second time who he knocked out in round six
Fury’s promoter Frank Warren has stated they will look to rearrange a clash between the Brit and the YouTuber-turned-boxer.
‘We will be looking to reschedule in early 2022,’ Warren told Sky Sports.
‘Jake said that Tommy Fury was ‘lucky’ he wasn’t in there but really Tommy was extremely unlucky to miss out with his injury.
Frank Warren has insisted a fit Fury is a ‘very different proposition’ to ex-UFC star Woodley
‘A fit Tommy Fury is a very different proposition to Tyron Woodley.’
After Fury pulled out of the fight which was to take place in Tampa, Florida, Paul insisted he did not want to give Tommy Fury the chance to rearrange their fight after pulling out of their bout this month.
He said: ‘I don’t know how I feel about it,’ Paul told The MMA Hour. ‘For me, I almost don’t want to give him the opportunity.
‘Let’s say I do, let’s say I get over the emotional part of it, I’ll give him this opportunity — who knows if he’s going to back out or have some excuse then, or have a chest infection or not show up at the press conference.
‘It’s looking bad for him. Part of me wants to just be cynical and not ever give him this payday or this opportunity ever again.’
Paul mocked Fury by wearing a UK-themed ring-walk outfit for his match with Woodley
Paul though has since continued to mock Fury, wearing a UK-themed ring-walk outfit for his fight with replacement Woodley.
Printed on his red, white and blue robe were the words: ‘Hey Tommy, wish you could’ve been here but watching from a TV is cool too’.
He also referred to the Brit in his post-fight interview, saying: ‘Tommy Fury is lucky that he wasn’t in there tonight, because Tyron is way tougher. He has that experience.
‘Tommy probably would have looked a lot worse than that [Woodley knockout] – and that was pretty bad.’
Fury said he was devastated to cancel the bout and he is keen to settle the score with the YouTuber