Tommy Fury admits Jake Paul feud has 'become personal' and YouTuber MUST take fight to prove he is a 'legitimate boxer'

TOMMY FURY admitted his feud with Jake Paul has 'become personal' and the YouTube star MUST take the fight to prove he is a 'legitimate boxer'.

The celebrity rivals were due to put bragging rights and unbeaten records on the line in a December 18 grudge match.


But Fury was forced to pull out with a broken rib and bacterial chest infection, with ex-UFC champion Tyron Woodley filling in as his replacement.

It means Paul is still yet to face an opponent with prior professional boxing experience in his unbeaten 5-0 career.

And Fury warned until he does, his reputation will remain questioned, and called for their fight to be rescheduled.

He said on the MMA Hour: “It has become personal, because it’s unfinished business, like I said.

“This fight should’ve happened in December, and it [didn’t]. This fight needs to happen. There’s a lot of people out there that want to see this fight.

"I do believe that out of every fight Jake Paul can take at the minute, boxing-wise, this is the biggest fight he can take. And I do believe he knows that.

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"Because if I wasn’t the big name or wasn’t worthy of fighting, you know as well as I know Jake Paul wouldn’t be mentioning me, because there’s a lot of people who call Jake Paul out and there’s a lot of people who don’t get the response.

“At the end of the day, this is the fight for Jake Paul to make to prove whether or not he’s a legitimate boxer and can be a legitimate contender in this game.”

Paul has knocked out every opponent he has faced, having sparked Woodley, 39, in December, four months after initially winning on points.

It added to KO's over YouTuber 'AnEsonGib', ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, 37, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 37.

And immediately after his second win over Woodley, Paul called out UFC pair Nate Diaz, 36, and Jorge Masvidal, 37.

At the end of the day, this is the fight for Jake Paul to make to prove whether or not he’s a legitimate boxer and can be a legitimate contender in this game.

But Fury urged the social media influencer to swap the ring for the octagon if he continues to challenge MMA superstars.

He fumed: “The fact of the matter is there’s unfinished business here and this fight needs to take place.

"Because how can he be serious about fighting if he’s never fought a boxer before? How can he be serious about this?

"He keeps referring to the UFC. If he wants to go and fight in the UFC, don’t put on a pair of boxing gloves again and go and fight in the UFC.

"Don’t call yourself a boxer if you’ve never ever fought one."


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