Tommy Fury's dad John could be forced to miss Jake Paul fight after breaking ankle jogging | The SunJanuary 31, 2023
TOMMY FURY revealed his dad could miss his fight with Jake Paul in Saudi Arabia – after breaking his ankle on a jog.
The celebrity boxing rivals have once again rescheduled their anticipated grudge match, for February 26.
Fury has been training for the night of his life in Bolton but under the watchful eye of his coach and father John.
But there is no certainty his old man will make the fight night, having suffered a running injury.
Fury said: "My dad is currently on crutches with a broken ankle so he won’t be diving over any ropes.
"Hopefully it can heal up in the next four weeks, I don’t know.
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"But we are only going over to Saudi to do a job and come home safe and sound."
John revealed the injury came from running on ice.
He told BBTVBoxing: "Listen, injuries happen, it's my own fault being careless, jogging on the ice when I shouldn't have been.
"It is what it is, I'll get through it. I'll put my best foot forward, which is my left one."
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John's son gets a third shot at Paul, having pulled out in December 2021 with a rib injury and then last August amid US visa issues.
But he now settles the score with his American opponent in Riyadh, with unbeaten records, reputations and bragging rights on the line.
And Fury, 23, admitted he DOES respect 6-0 Paul, 26, and any other social media star-turned fighter.
He said: "I have no bad blood toward influencer boxers. They all have the stones to get in that ring and have a go in front of a big crowd.
"A lot of people that hide behind keyboards say a lot of stuff and then cannot back it up.
"These guys are putting the training in, going out in front of big crowds and throwing down.
"Big respect to them, I hope they all earn millions of pounds and get the life they’ve always dreamed of.
"I want success for everybody. There’s no jealousy or bad blood in my body."
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