Tommy Fury: This is the shocking way the boxer broke his rib

The boxer's father has revealed how his son broke his rib, leading him to have to withdraw from the much anticipated fight against Jake Paul.

During a candid interview with Behind The Gloves, the father of the ex-Love Islander explains that Tommy Fury was punched in the rib cage by 'a complete idiot' while training in the gym.

A nasty blow to the ribcage

Not only had the athlete been fighting off a chest infection for several weeks—which was supposedly not going to interfere with the fight—he had also received a blow to the rib which left him unable to even throw a punch. The father explained:

He's had a bacterial chest infection for about six or seven weeks, but that didn't bother us, we were going to battle through that. But owing to a complete idiot in the gym, punched him in the ribs. A man of 16 or 17 stone with his bare knuckle, punched him in the ribs and broke his ribs.

And added:

At the end of the day, I was horrified, we were going to try and battle through it, because when we got him x-rayed they said, 'No, it's just bruised, it's ligament damage. And then, he was sparring and he couldn't throw a punch, he couldn't move. He said, 'Look, I'm in bad pain dad.'

Jake Paul's response.

Following the withdrawal which left Fury in utter disappointment, Jake Paul came out with a statement insulting the injured boxer, calling him 'boxing's biggest b**ch.' Since, Paul has even said that he might not want to reschedule the fight. Speaking to TMZ, he said:

I don’t know. I don’t know if I want to give him it anymore. I might just leave him the dust. This was the biggest opportunity of his life… so it might be a little cynical but I think it be kind of fun to not give him the chance again.
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