Tommy Fury and Jake Paul: This is the real reason Tommy withdrew from the fight

Just 12 days before the big night, Tommy Fury has had to pull out from his fight against YouTube star Jake Paul. This is the reason why.

After the very much anticipated fight between Tommy Fury and Jake Paul, the one-time reality TV star was forced to pull out of what was sure to be an epic face-off. Fury has revealed to the public why he had to make the tough decision.

Forced to have to withdraw

The news of the withdrawal broke out after his promoter, Frank Warren, shared on social media that the formerLove Island star contracted a bacterial chest infection and suffered a broken rib. In a statement made by Fury, he said:

I am absolutely heartbroken that I have been forced to withdraw from my fight with Jake Paul due to a bacterial infection and broken rib. The beginning of my camp was going so incredibly and I never expected anything to come in my way from a victory of December 18th.

And added:

I can't express how disappointed I am, and I really do hope we can get this fight rescheduled in the new year. I want this fight to happen more than anything. I'm now regretfully putting my focus on recovery and a further reschedule date.

Jake Paul's shady response

Since officially having to pull out from the fight, Jake Paul released a video calling out Fury for being 'boxing's biggest b**ch.' In a video he posted online, the controversial athlete questioned the legitimacy of Fury's medical setbacks and said:

I couldn't believe the news at first—it still doesn't even seem real. I've fought with a broken nose, I've fought sick. Get over it, this is boxing.

Before adding:

It's official—I think he's scared, the pressure got to him.

To make up for the last-minute cancellation, Jake Paul is now set to fight Tyron Woodley in a rematch on 18 December.

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