UPDATE: Following Tommy Fury’s withdrawal from the bout, Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley 2 is official. Fury reportedly has a bacterial chest infection and a broken rib.
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Tommy Fury has withdrawn from his upcoming boxing match with Jake Paul. According to reports, Fury is withdrawing due to an injury though specifics have not been disclosed.
The bout between Fury, who is the brother of heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury, and the YouTube star turned boxer was set to take place on December 18 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.
While the fallout from Fury’s withdrawal is still taking place, rumors are circulating that Tyron Woodley could step in as a late replacement. Woodley faced off against Paul over the summer but was on the wrong side of a split decision from the judges.
OH. MY! 😮
"You need to stop running my friend!"
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The 23-year-old Fury is 7-0 in his professional boxing career with four knockouts. Like Paul, Fury brings some crossover appeal after starring on the hit UK reality series Love Island where he finished as the season’s runner-up.
The 24-year-old Paul, meanwhile, is 4-0 with three wins by knockout.
If the two decide to reschedule the bout for a later time, there will be plenty of ammunition for Paul to ramp up the trash talk.