‘Don’t call yourself a boxer’

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'Don’t call yourself a boxer'

Tommy Fury orders Jake Paul to ‘go fight in the UFC’ if he continues to oust MMA superstars.

Paul, 24, leads 5-0 in his career but has yet to face an opponent with professional boxing experience.

Photo of Tyron Woodley after losing to Jake Paul in his rematch

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Photo of Tyron Woodley after losing to Jake Paul in his rematchcredit: Amanda Westcott
Tommy Fury has called for his grudge match with Jake Paul to be rescheduled

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Tommy Fury has called for his grudge match with Jake Paul to be rescheduledcredit: Stephen Dunkley/Queensberry Promotions

Fury, 22, was due to honor but was forced to walk out with a broken rib and a bacterial chest infection.

So instead, the 39-year-old ex-UFC champion Tyrone Woodley stepped in for a late notice rematch and was brutally eliminated in round six.

Later, the YouTuber called out UFC duo Nate Diaz, 36, and Jorge Masvidal, 37, in a snub for Fury.

But the former reality TV star has called for either his grudge match to be rescheduled – or Paul has stopped calling himself a legitimate boxer.

On MMA Hour, Fury said: “The fact of the matter is, there’s unfinished business here and it must be fighting, 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 mentioning the UFC.

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

“Don’t call yourself a boxer if you’ve never fought one.”

Paul, four months after initially winning over 39-year-old Woodley on points, outplayed every opponent he faced in December.

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

Fury had revealed that talks had resumed between their respected teams to fight Paul.

But he won’t wait forever and insists that his career is moving to bigger and better things than just a celebrity award fight.

If he wants to fight in the UFC, don’t put on a pair of boxing gloves again and go fight in the UFC. Don’t call yourself a boxer if you’ve never fought anyone.”

Tommy Fury on Jake Paul

Fury said: “Make no mistake, this is the fight I want next, and I will always check in with my team every day to see where we are with this.

“But there comes a time where I have my own career. My goal still hasn’t changed. My goal is to be a champion in this sport.

“And believe it or not, fighting Jake Paul, it doesn’t cost me at all. Fighting Jake Paul will never make me a champion in boxing.

“So Jake Paul, yeah, it’s a big fight. It’s a big fight. But it doesn’t really make me achieve my dreams.”

“So at the end of the day, I’ll wait for a certain amount of time, I’ll do my best to get this fight back on track.

“You talk to everyone, that’s the fight I want. But at the end of the day, my career is going on.”

Jake Paul brutally kicks Tyron Woodley out

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Jake Paul brutally kicks Tyron Woodley outcredit: AP

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