December 4, 2021, 9:48

    Tommy Fury hit by illness just weeks before Jake Paul grudge fight

    Tommy Fury hit by illness just weeks before Jake Paul grudge fight

    Tommy Fury has been suffering from a cold in the build-up to his grudge showdown against Jake Paul.

    The British star is currently making preparations in Morecambe for his catchweight contest with Paul, which is set to take place on December 18 in Florida.

    He will be looking to earn an eighth professional victory in what will the biggest occasion of his career under the spotlights in America.

    And Fury's promoter Frank Warren remains confident that his charge can secure victory despite revealing his recent illness.

    “Tommy had a little bit of a cold but hopefully he is going to be okay,” Warren told iFL TV.

    Tommy Fury is confident he can end Jake Paul's boxing career
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    “We are up in Morecambe [on Wednesday] so hopefully we will know more then, but he is up for it and he wants to fight.

    “He can’t wait for the fight and I know certainly from Jake’s perspective he can’t wait for the fight.”

    Fury is being trained by his brother Tyson for the clash who has taken over from his own trainer SugarHill Steward.

    But he will be under great pressure to deliver having expressed his desire to take the fight back in August in a fiery confrontation with Paul in Cleveland.

    His seven professional fights to date have come against limited opposition, but he will hold the advantage having had an extensive background in the ring.

    The 22-year-old scored a wide decision victory over Anthony Taylor in his last fight on the undercard of Paul's victory over Woodley.

    And the pair clashed throughout the fight week which provided a platform to hold a mega-fight later this year.

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    Stakes have been raised higher by Fury's father John who has threatened to disown the star if he suffers defeat to Paul.

    But Fury has no concern over the event becoming a failure and is expecting Paul to be "beg" to be retired from the bout.

    “When you’re getting hit all over the face and your nose and ears are busted, you’re going to look at BJ Flores and think, ‘What have I done here? I shouldn’t have called him out. Pull me out!'," mocked Fury.

    "I’m begging you, please don’t retire on the stool. Come out and fight like a man. I wish the fight was tomorrow. I took this away from his fight with Tyron Woodley.

    "The man got a split-decision win. That means you only just won against a 40-year-old retired UFC fighter.

    "My god, well done. Good job, mate. You just about beat a 40-year-old man. When you get in there with a fresh 22-year-old whose been doing this all his life, you’re going to wish you stuck to paying UFC fighters off and basketball players.

    "You should have gone and fought Tiger Woods, not somebody who has done it his whole life because you’re in for a big shock. You’re the one who is going to crumble."

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