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Tommy Fury's Real Reason For Pulling Out Of Jake Paul Fight 'Had Nothing To Do With Injury'

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Tommy Fury's Real Reason For Pulling Out Of Jake Paul Fight 'Had Nothing To Do With Injury'

Tommy Fury pulling out of his fight with Jake Paul has nothing to do with his injuries, but his 'physical conditioning' according to former opponent Anthony Taylor.

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It was confirmed on Monday that Fury won't be facing bitter rival Paul on December 18 due to a broken lung and bacterial chest infection.

Tyron Woodley has since been drafted in as a last-minute replacement and despite Fury sharing x-ray images of his injury online, Taylor isn't buying it.

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He told Betway: "The real reason he's out of this fight isn't because of some injury, it's because of his physical conditioning.

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

"He was so busy partying with his brother after Tyson won that fight [against Deontay Wilder in October], that he's now in no good condition to fight.

"Tommy also originally thought was fighting in February, so he's now in no condition to fight.

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"Tommy is still green at this moment. And he's still young. Jake is in the gym all the time, while Tommy was probably out still celebrating.

"Tommy did not have a really full training camp for this. He thought he was guaranteed the win because he's from a fighting family.

"But let me tell you, if this fight with Jake ever does get made, Tommy is in for a rude awakening."

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Fury defeated Taylor on the undercard of Paul vs Woodley I back in August and he called Paul out in his post-fight interview.

The 22-year-old was part of older brother Tyson's entourage when he successfully defended his WBC heavyweight title against Deontay Wilder in October.

His fight with Paul was confirmed a few weeks later after months of back and forth on social media which got very personal.

Tyson and father John were involved with training Tommy in Morecambe, where the family reside.

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Last month saw things get heated between John and Paul during a virtual press conference.

Paul called the John a 'cringe old man' after he remarked Tommy would bend Julia Rose [Paul's girlfriend' over 'like a dog' after winning.

Instead, Paul will be looking to extend his unbeaten record to 5-0 against former UFC welterweight champion Woodley in Miami, who he previously beat by split decision.

Featured Image Credit: Tommy Fury/Instagram & Jake Paul/Twitter

Topics: Boxing, Jake Paul, Tommy Fury

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