In yet another twist to the ongoing saga, John Fury, Tommy’s father, has revealed that his son “wasn’t exactly in training” for his fight with Jake Paul.
The ex Reality TV star had signed to face the brash American YouTuber at Madison Square Garden on August 6.
However, the day before the first press conference, Fury claimed he was turned away after he attempted to board a plane to the US and after lots of back of forth between the pair the fight was officially cancelled.
Paul moved on and took to social media to confirm he had replaced the British Light Heavyweight with Hasim Rahman Jr.
But there has been yet another twist in the story as ‘The Problem Child’ is now furious after hearing John Fury claim his son wasn’t in training or in shape for the fight.
Whilst speaking to DAZN, John Fury said:
“Tommy wasn’t exactly in training.”
“He’d only had about 10 days because he’d been on holiday and it was a surprising thing for him.”
“I was out of it doing these tours [with this other son – Tyson Fury] and being busy elsewhere, so I never got the chance to look at it properly. When I’ve paid attention, I noticed the whole thing wasn’t right anyway.”
“But I said ‘Okay, it is what it is, if you want to go over there and box him, do it.'”
“You’re experienced enough now and it’s a 50-50 platform.”
John Fury went on to talk about his son’s fitness levels ahead of the bout:
“I know you could be fitter, you’re overweight, but it’s entirely up to yourself because I’m busy and I can’t do it.”
He did however state that Tommy still wanted the fight and believed he would get the victory:
“Okay then, I’ll do my own thing and I’ll go fight him anyway because I can beat him.”
On hearing the news Paul took to Social Media threatening to sue Tommy Fury:
“I should sue this fool. Own dad exposes why he pulled out a second time.”
I should sue this fool. Own dad exposes why he pulled out a second time. pic.twitter.com/EdTE8PZXh1
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) July 9, 2022
Paul had hinted that he would still be willing to fight Fury in a neutral location after August 6; whether these revelations kill the possibility of any future fight or simply add to the spectacle remains to be seen.