Tommy Fury has been asked to reschedule his grudge match with Jake Paul to return to the fight against Tyron Woodley.
But former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen, who suggested, backed Woodley to defeat Fury.
Sonnen, 44, said on her YouTube channel: “You want to know a fight that will throw Tommy Fury out there with Tyron Woodley.
“If Tommy can show he can handle himself with Tyrone, Tommy will be there with Jake afterwards.
“The problem with doing this is that Tommy can’t beat Tyrone Woodley.
“Tommy won’t beat Tyrone and if Tommy doesn’t show up to face Jake because of the pressures that came with him, there will be even more pressure to fight the guy Jake has beaten twice.
“And he will not appear to believe me.”
The celebrity rivals were due to hold bragging rights and an unbeaten record on the line on December 18.
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But Fury, 22, was forced to move out due to a broken rib and a bacterial infection in his chest.
Upon his return, Woodley, 39, filled in as a replacement, four months after losing to Paul, 24, and was eliminated in round six.
That means he has KO’d every opponent he has faced, including Woodley joined by YouTuber ‘AnEsonGib’, ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, 37, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, 37.
But with Fury’s cancellation, it means he still has to face an opponent with prior professional boxing experience.
Paul has since started talks to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., 35, a former middleweight world champion.