Tommy Fury admits he is fed up of Jake Paul questioning his reasons for pulling out of their clash and says the American is the one fearful to fight.
Fury withdrew from his scheduled December meeting with Paul after due to a bacterial chest infection and broken rib.
Social media sensation, Paul fought Tyron Woodley in a rematch, knocking out the former UFC star with a stunning sixth round knockout.
’The Problem Child’ recently stated in an interview that Fury withdrew, because he ‘got scared’ to face him.
“I tried to fight Tommy Fury, yeah. I tried to fight Tommy Fury and he backed out due to a rib injury,” Paul told ESPN.
“Undefeated, young prospect. He comes from the Fury family, his brother is the heavyweight champion of the world.
“I tried to fight him and he got scared. He backed out of the fight. He’s undefeated, I don’t care.”
The 22-year-old, half-brother of WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury has now responded to the comments and says he is ready to take on the American 24-year-old and has questioned whether he wants to reschedule the clash.
“I really don’t want to keep talking about this but I just can’t stay silent after comments Jake Paul has made in a recent interview,” Fury said via Queensberry Promotions.
“I’m absolutely sick of Jake Paul saying that I was ‘scared’ to fight.
“I had a broken rib and a bacterial chest infection which left me completely medically unfit to box – as stated by multiple medical professionals.
“I’m now fit and healthy and have very clearly stated that I am ready to fight on a rescheduled date… but where is he?
“Me having to pull out the fight was the best thing that ever happened to him and he well knows my injury was legitimate.
“This man never wanted to fight me, If he did we’d have a rescheduled date for you all and the fight would be back on which is exactly what I want… The easiest fight of my career.
“I’m not going to allow him to use the excuse ‘Tommy was scared’ any longer. I think we can all agree now that the only person that looks scared is him.
“That’s all I’m saying on the matter.”