Tommy Fury has accepted the fight with Jake Paul on August 9.
Jake Paul uploaded a video on his social media accounts calling out Tommy Fury for trying to pull out of the fight. He issued an ultimatum with a deadline of 24 hours for Fury to “fix this”. Just an hour after, Fury took to Twitter to accept the boxing match with Paul and made a suggestion regarding another term of the contest.
Tommy Fury accepts fight with Jake Paul
Fury and Paul were initially scheduled to face each other last December. Fury was forced to withdraw from the bout from a rib injury he claimed he suffered in training. Paul had been waiting to make the fight happen ever since he knocked out Tyron Woodley, the replacement for Fury.
It looked like the two would finally meet in the ring until ‘The Problem Child’ claimed that even after meeting his conditions, Fury didn’t want to fight because of the absence of his camp from the event.
Fury delivered a response faster than the Amazon Prime service as he declared his acceptance of the fight just an hour after Paul’s clip.
The fight is on. August 6th. Forget a team or any other bullshit. I don’t need anybody to help me lay you flat on that canvas. Oh and thanks for finally signing the drug testing… you only agreed to it when you realised the fight was at risk – who needs who 😂 https://t.co/bt6CL24HNh
— Tommy Fury (@tommytntfury) June 22, 2022
“The fight is on. August 6th. Forget a team or any other bullshit. I don’t need anybody to help me lay you flat on that canvas. Oh and thanks for finally signing the drug testing… you only agreed to it when you realised the fight was at risk – who needs who“
As for the ultimatum, Fury questioned who needed whom after Paul agreed to one of the terms in the contract.
Fury suggests Paul only agreed to drug testing once the fight was at risk
In perhaps a justification for delaying his agreement, Fury suggested that Paul did not want to agree to the VADA drug testing now stipulated in the deal. The 23-year-old Brit said that Paul only agreed to it once he believed the fight wouldn’t happen.
John Fury made a similar claim stating that Paul declined to sign up for voluntary drug testing during the build-up to the first event. The younger Paul argued against the accusations saying that it was a rumor made by Fury’s team to defame him.
Paul is yet to respond to the new allegations lodged against him.