Tommy Fury has pulled out of the upcoming fight against Jake Paul, who confirmed the news on Monday, with Tyron Woodley joining.
Fury and Paul were due to fight in Tampa, Florida, on December 18, but reports said Fury – the half brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury – was injured and Paul later confirmed on social media that Woodley would be participating.
“Fury withdrew from the fight due to a ‘health condition’,” Paul said in his post. “At first, I couldn’t believe this news. It wasn’t even real. He groped for the biggest bag of his life, now he’s going to sit at home and pay me 60 dollars instead of millions. dollars to fight me.
“When my team woke me up on Friday to tell me Tommy [Fury] retreated, I told them I was ready to fight anyone on December 18. Troy, Trey, Trevor, Travis. I don’t know who that is.
“So as I predicted Tommy Fumbles and Tyron were there to pick it up, walked in and under contract he would get an extra $500,000 if he hit me. The first time I mailed it to This time I will punish him and leave without a doubt,” he added.
Woodley has a chance to find redemption after he defeated by YouTuber Paul in a cruiser battle in August in a decisive split.
In November, Fury’s promoter Frank Warren allayed fears that the fight would stop after the 22-year-old fell ill. Warren did not comment on the withdrawal.
The pay-per-view battle in December, is only confirmed at the end of October, contested at 192 pounds within eight, three minutes.
Paul, 24, has gone 4-0 in his short boxing career, with two of his fights coming this year. In April, he knocked out former Bellator and ONE champion Ben Askren and NBA veteran Nate Robinson.
Amanda Serrano, ESPN’s world number 3 female boxer, will continue to fight in the co-main match against Miriam Gutierrez.
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