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Tyron Woodley’s camp ‘excited’ to get Jake Paul rematch after Tommy Fury pulled out with illness

Tyron Woodley’s camp is ‘excited’ to get another shot at YouTuber Jake Paul after the former UFC star was called up to replace Tommy Fury in a December 18 boxing showdown. 

YouTuber Paul beat Woodley via a split decision victory back in August and was due to take on Love Island star Fury – the younger half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson – as his next challenge.

But Fury pulling out of the fight was confirmed on Monday with Woodley’s representative Malki Kawa also announcing the news. 

‘I’m excited to get this deal done,’ Kawa said, via the Mirror. ‘And to have Tyron have the fight he was supposed to originally have anyway.’ 

Tyron Woodley’s (left) camp is ‘excited’ that the ex-UFC star will get another shot at Jake Paul (right)

Tommy Fury has been forced to withdraw from his grudge match with YouTube boxer Paul

Tommy Fury has been forced to withdraw from his grudge match with YouTube boxer Paul

Paul, meanwhile, hit out as ‘the biggest b****’ Fury for pulling out of the contest and claimed ‘unlike the Fury’s (sic), Tyron actually has some balls’.

An Instagram post from the YouTuber read: ‘When my team woke me up on Friday to tell me Tommy Fumbles was pulling out, I told them I’ll fight anyone on December 18th. 

‘Troy, Trey, Trevor, Travis,… I don’t give a f*** who it is. Tommy’s pulling out because of a “medical condition” called vaginitis. 

‘Unlike the Fury’s, Tyron actually has some balls, is stepping in, and contractually he is getting an extra $500,000 if he knocks me out. First time I outboxed him. This time I’m gonna punish him and leave no doubt.’

The reason for Fury’s rumoured withdrawal is not yet known and there has been no official confirmation despite the uncertainty. Both social media sensations were due to step into the ring in Tampa, Florida.

Fury, the half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson, has been forced to train in his camp while coping with a cold.

Fury has been forced to cope with a cold recently

Paul roared at Fury to 'just show up' for the fight

Social media sensations Fury (left) and Paul (right) had been set to tussle in Tampa, Florida

‘Tommy had a little bit of a cold but hopefully he is going to be okay,’ promoter Frank Warren revealed recently. 

‘We are up in Morecambe [on Wednesday] so hopefully we will know more then, but he is up for it and he wants to fight.

‘He can’t wait for the fight and I know certainly from Jake’s perspective he can’t wait for the fight.’

The duo made a verbal agreement to rematch after their first showdown. There have been no specific details released yet, however, and it is not clear how many rounds there would be if Woodley steps in as expected. 

Fury was scheduled to jet out to Florida this week to work with coach SugarHill Steward, having been trained instead by Tyson after the fight was pencilled in. 

Paul, meanwhile, has held suspicions that his opponent wouldn’t make it to the fight.

Fury has been training with his half-brother Tyson, the heavyweight champion of the world

 Fury has been training with his half-brother Tyson, the heavyweight champion of the world

The Gypsy King started training Tommy for the bout

The pair enjoyed a workout together in their camp

On social media, Tyson has shared several updates from his time preparing Fury to fight Paul

During their feisty press conference, he told Fury: ‘Make sure you show up. Just make sure you show up.’

The pre-fight verbal slinging match descended into chaos, live on BT Sport, after Fury’s father, John, delivered a stinging comment about Paul and his girlfriend.

The broadcaster livestreamed the event, which saw Fury and Paul exchange words. The former was joined by John, Tyson and Warren.

Paul, 24, participated via video link from Puerto Rico and traded insults with John across the farcical 22-minute event.

BT Sport issued an apology for 'unacceptable' remarks made during the press conference

BT Sport issued an apology for ‘unacceptable’ remarks made during the press conference

He branded John a ‘nobody’ and told him to ‘suck my d***’ with tempers flaring.

But Fury Sr hit back in grizzly fashion by telling Paul he ‘doesn’t have a d*** to suck’, and then said: ‘You know when Tommy knocks you out, he’s gonna bend your girlfriend over and do her like a dog.’

In the aftermath, BT Sport issued a statement apologising for ‘unacceptable comments’ made during the stream.  

‘This week BT Sport streamed a live boxing press conference that included a number of offensive and unacceptable comments, some of which has led to further online abuse,’ the statement read.

Fury's father John made a vulgar comment about Paul's girlfriend during the press conference

Fury’s father John made a vulgar comment about Paul’s girlfriend during the press conference

Fury Sr said Fury will 'do' Paul's girlfriend Julia Rose after their fight if he wins by knockout

Fury Sr said Fury will ‘do’ Paul’s girlfriend Julia Rose after their fight if he wins by knockout

‘This goes against all the values that BT Sport wants to uphold. We would like to apologise for any offence or upset this has caused.’

Paul holds a 4-0 professional record, three of which ended by way of a knockout.

Meanwhile, Fury has fought seven times and remains unbeaten. Four of his victories came by knockout.   

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