Tommy Fury Reveals Injury That Forced Withdrawal From Jake Paul Bout: "I Instantly Knew Something Wasn't Right"

Tommy Fury has revealed the injury that forced him to withdrawal from his scheduled bout with Jake Paul on December 18.

Fury took to his Instagram account to post the following video to provide an update on his health, saying a broken rib and chest infection is what led to him having to pull out of the fight with Paul. He said the following about the troubles the injury has been giving him.

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“Training camp couldn’t have gone any better for me for the first week, two weeks, but then I contracted a bacterial chest infection, which led to me going to the gym and just not being able to breathe,” Fury said (h/t MMA Fighting). “I was in my sparring sessions, pad work sessions, whatever it may be, just not being able to breathe and coughing up huge amounts of phlegm all the time. It led me to sleepless nights and that went on for about four weeks because I had the mindset of I’m gonna keep training, I’m gonna get through this, I’m gonna have the fight no matter what. Four weeks passed and we decided to have a sparring session and I took a little clip to the body and because my body was so weak due to the virus inside of me. I instantly knew something wasn’t right. I was throwing up from the pain, I was doubled over, I literally got my bag and went straight to the hospital, straight for an MRI scan, and I got the results back the same day and the results uncovered that I had a clean break in my rib and I had multiple fractures. I still for the following week thought it’ll be fine, I can fight, and then it really took the doctor and my whole team to really say, ‘Listen, you’ve got a broken rib and multiple fractures here, you can’t fight. Even now sitting here filming this video it hasn’t really sunk in that I’m not fighting.”

He also did continue on to say that despite Paul's accusations that Fury's ducking him, the 22-year old Manchester, England native made it clear he's hoping to reschedule the fight with the YouTuber turned pro boxer ASAP.

“All my focus is on right now is getting a new fight date set and recovering,” Fury said. “That’s all I can do right now, I can’t do anything else apart from get my body right as quickly as possible and look for a new fight date with Jake Paul. There’s no other fight that I want out there, that’s the fight that I want next. Like I said, I’m just gonna recover now and hopefully, we can work out a new date for next year.”

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