JAKE PAUL has threatened to SUE Tommy Fury who was “overweight” and “wasn’t exactly in training” for their fight.
The celebrity boxing rivals have twice signed to face each other but both times Fury has been withdrawn.
Tommy Fury’s dad John said his son was ‘overweight’ to fight Jake Paul
Jake Paul has threatened to sue Tommy Fury
And the ex-Love Islander’s dad John hinted his son was not in his best shape before agreeing to the grudge match on short notice.
John told DAZN: “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 a way out of it doing these tours 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. 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.’
“So, he said ‘Okay then, I’ll do my own thing and I’ll go fight him anyway because I can beat him.’”
Paul was left furious by the comments, and tweeted: “I should sue this fool. Own dad exposes why he pulled out a second time.”
The reason Fury was withdrawn from the August 6 the pay-per-view fight came amid an issue surrounding his US visa to travel.
He was unable to resolve it in time and Paul, 25, reacted by agreeing to face Hasim Rahman Jr, 31, at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Rahman Jr, the son of ex-heavyweight champion Sr, won his first 12 fights, six by KO, but was beaten for the first time in April.
He was stopped in round five by James McKenzie Morrison, 31, who is the son of former heavyweight champ Tommy.
Whereas Paul is 5-0 but prepares to fight a recognised boxer for the first time, despite previously sparring Rahman Jr twice.
Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr have sparred together before