Reality TV star and boxer Tommy Fury has pulled out of his upcoming grudge match fight with Jake Paul.
The fight was set to take place on December 18 in Florida but Tommy - the younger brother of Gypsy King, Tyson - has in recent weeks been absent from training videos posted by his elder sibling.
Paul will now be replaced by Tyron Woodley who lost to Paul in an earlier fight this August.
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Tommy had been due to fly to the States this week to be coached by SugarHill Steward.
And for Paul, it was regarded as his first proper test having previously only fought former UFC and NBA stars as well as YouTubers.
22-year-old Fury has won all seven of his paid fights to date, albeit against limited opposition, but dismissed claims Paul would be the toughest test of his career, the Mirror reports.
“Hype doesn’t win fights, fighting wins fights,” he said. “I’m not even engaged in all of this. I’ve not been on Instagram because I don’t care.
“I don’t care what he says, does or thinks because it’s not important because when he jumps through those ropes on December 18 and when he realises I’m not a YouTuber, I’m not a basketball player, I’m not a wrestler, I’m not a UFC fighter, he’ll get hit with a nice, sharp jab.”
"He’s going to be thinking ‘what have I signed myself up for?’ here."
Paul says the 'sky is the limit' for him.
He said: "If I want to accomplish something it's all about me being able to do that and me making the commitment and putting in the work required to do that.
"But I think right now, going to 10-0, being undefeated, fighting some big names, making history and maybe taking a world championship belt from somebody just to say I did it, and retiring at 10-0."
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