Tommy Fury has broken his silence following Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley 2.
The Love Island star was supposed to square off against Paul this past weekend but was forced out of the bout after suffering broken ribs and a chest infection in camp.
Woodley stepped in on short notice with the hope of avenging the split decision defeat he suffered at the hands of ‘The Problem Child’ earlier this year. Things didn’t quite pan on the way he planned and in the sixth round of their rematch, Woodley was knocked out cold by the former Disney actor. Fury stayed radio silent over the weekend. The 22-year-old was so quiet that Paul took to social media to suggest Fury has now interest in rebooking their fight.
On Wednesday, Fury spoke out for the first time about Paul vs. Woodley 2.
“I think it’s a pretty bad place you’re in when the commentator’s whose commentating your fight says, ‘It’s getting pretty hard to watch now,’” Fury said in an interview posted by Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions. “And they’re joking between the commentators, ‘Who won that round? Well, nobody.’ That went on for well more than half the fight. I was just watching it and it was very upsetting for me to sit there and watch it. I’m not gonna beat around the bush because I know if I’d have been there it wouldn’t have gone six, seven rounds or whatever it was. It wouldn’t go there because for the first four or five rounds, the guy didn’t throw a punch. He didn’t throw anything. They were just wrestling each other.
“So for me to sit there and watch that and it was meant to be my night and that was meant to be my time, you get everybody talking sh*t back and forth, ‘he’s done this and done that,’ the people that know me know how much of a bitter pill that was. They know what I’ve been going through and that’s it. It was hard to watch because that should have been me in Tampa Bay, Florida. Thousands of people packed that arena, live all across the world, that should have been me and it will be me.”
Fury wants to rearrange his fight with Paul and sees no benefit to the YouTuber calling out MMA stars such as Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal and Conor McGregor.
“I don’t get what he’s trying to achieve by calling out UFC people,” Fury said. “He wants to be a boxer doesn’t he? So fight a boxer.
“Calling out all these wrestlers and non-boxers, in a cage they’d kill him any day of the week but let’s be honest and let’s be serious here: would he beat Nate Diaz [in boxing]? One hundred percent. Would he beat any other MMA super fighter, 100 percent, because they’re not boxers. I’ve really got nothing else to say on that because I’m not entertaining that. He’s the fight I want next and he’s the fight that’s gonna happen next.”
Fury concluded the interview by sending a message to Paul, he said.
“My message to Mr. Paul is what’s happened is very unfortunate. I understand he’s gonna be angry. He’s gone through training camps, expenses, but I’m angry also and we’ve got a lot of unfinished business. I think we need to get this year out the way, call this a write-off, you enjoy time off and I think we’ll meet up in 2022. We’ll get this fight done and get this unfinished business out of the way. Everybody wants to see this fight.
“You want to proclaim yourself as a boxer. Stop calling out the UFC people. Come and fight me like you were going to. Yeah, what happened was unfair. My fault, my bad, hold my hands up, what can I do? Ungodly things happen. But next year, let’s get it done bright and early, let’s get back in training and let’s give this whole world the fight that they want to see. Let’s see if you’re the real boxer or not. You’re getting all this and you’re getting all that that you’ve never fought a boxer before and you still haven’t. Let’s get this fight on, let’s get this fight done, I’ll be ready to go in March. So I’ll see you then.” (Transcribed by MMA Fighting)
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