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Tommy Fury denies being a ‘YouTube boxer’ despite Jake Paul talks and calls himself ‘a fully-fledged fighting man’

, Tommy Fury denies being a ‘YouTube boxer’ despite Jake Paul talks and calls himself ‘a fully-fledged fighting man’

TOMMY FURY has denied being a ‘YouTube boxer’ – instead describing himself as ‘a fully-fledged fighting man’.

Fury, brother to legendary British heavyweight Tyson, is 7-0 as a boxer but shot to widespread fame for his stint on Love Island in 2019.

Tommy Fury has denied being a ‘YouTube boxer’

His profile was also set to skyrocket further when he signed to face social media sensation Jake Paul.

But Fury, 22, was forced to pull out after suffering a broken rib and bacterial chest infection.

Paul, 25, accused his rival of faking the injury to avoid risking his reputation in the all-celebrity bout.

So Fury hit back to deny the claim and insisted he will push ahead with his boxing career – with or without fighting the American.

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He told EsNEWS: “I think it’s ludicrous, I think he’s using my injury as a play point like, ‘He didn’t want the fight’. When really, it was a genuine injury.

“I broke a rib and had a major, major chest infection and I just wan’t fit to fight, professionals cleared me as not fit to fight.

“He’s just playing on that, but at the end of the day he knows where the big fight’s at – it’s here.

“He knows where the hundreds of thousands of people are at – it’s here.

“So if he wants to go and fight another MMA kid in Ohio somewhere, let him crack on. But I know we’re onto bigger and better things.” 

Fury would have been Paul’s first opponent with a professional boxing record.

The 5-0 internet personality has so far only beaten a YouTuber, NBA player and two former UFC fighters.

Fury still hopes to reschedule the grudge match and believes a statement win on brother Tyson’s undercard on April 23 could do the trick.

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He said: “That fight I look to see at the end of the year.

“My plan is to get a good win on this undercard. At the end of the day, Jake Paul knows where it’s at.

“We’re onto bigger and better things, I don’t know what Jake Paul’s doing, but we’ve just done 100,000 at Wembley.

“I’m looking to get a good win on the undercard and move on with my career.

“I’m a boxer, I’m not a YouTube boxer or anything like that, I’m a fully-fledged fighting man.

“Whatever Jake Paul decides to do, he decides to do, I’m not interested.”

Tommy Fury pulled out of fighting Jake Paul with a broken rib

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