Tommy Fury was forced to withdraw from his scheduled boxing match against turned-sensational Youtube boxer Jake Paul, which was scheduled to take place on December 18, 2021 at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. While a reason for Fury’s impending absence wasn’t initially available, he set the record straight in a statement shortly after the news broke.
Fury released a statement to MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani revealing that he was suffering from several medical conditions, including a bacterial infection in his chest and a broken rib.
“I am absolutely heartbroken that I was forced to withdraw from my fight with Jake Paul due to a bacterial infection in my chest and a broken rib,” he said. “The start of my camp was going incredibly well and I didn’t expect anything to stand in my way after a win on December 18th.
“I can’t express how disappointed I am and I really hope we can postpone this fight into the new year, I want this fight to always happen more than anything. I now reluctantly focus on recovery and a new reprogramming date. “
Despite the bad news, the event will continue after Tyron Woodley agrees to step in and take revenge on short notice. Paul defeated Woodley in their first fight on August 29 by unanimous decision.
After the fight, Woodley demanded a rematch, which Paul was reluctant to give him. After agreeing that he would give “The Chosen One” another chance if he got an “I Love Jake Paul” tattoo on his leg, “The Problem Child” finally moved on to Fury. .
In the end, Woodley got what he wanted, a chance to avenge the loss with another big payday. His purse will get even bigger if he knocks Paul out because the social media star has vowed to give the former UFC welterweight champion an extra $ 500,000 if he somehow manages to make it happen. another cleaning her clock.