Jake Paul has a fight coming up against Tommy Fury. Ahead of the PPV, the camps have already started their verbal warfare. John Fury, the father of Tommy Fury, has revealed to the press that Jake Paul has refused to take a drug test before the fight.
Jake Paul defeated Tyron Woodley in his last fight. It was the first legitimate test of Paul’s career, as Woodley possesses fight-ending power. The fight almost went south for the 24-year but he showed heart and gutted out a decision victory against the former UFC Welterweight Champion.
Although Paul won the fight, it was not without its fair share of controversy. Tyron Woodley accused Jake Paul of ducking drug testing ahead of their fight. Woodley suspected that Jake Paul was secretly taking performance-enhancing drugs and skipped drug testing to avoid getting caught. Now John Fury has echoed Woodley’s statements.
Jake Paul refused to sign up for drug testing
Talking to Marca, John Fury revealed what happened behind the scenes. According to the 57-year old, the Fury camp wanted there to be drug testing as it is normal procedure for the boxers to go through drug testing. But Jake’s camp did not agree to it.
“There’s all kinds of stuff in the contract, as you’ve got to do this and you’ve got to do that, I could go into it more and more, but I don’t want to bore people with the politics. They wouldn’t sign up to the VADA testing as well. That bothered me a little bit because I wanted that in the contract, but they wouldn’t do that.” said the father of Tyson Fury and Tommy Fury.
Fans have wondered about the fights that Jake Paul chooses. After two small fights with Nate Robinson and AnEsonGib, he started to fight opponents with fighting pedigree. Ben Askren was Jake Paul’s third pro-fight. Paul won the match via knockout. But fans called foul on it as they smelled a conspiracy.
The accusatory opinions deepened further as Paul took on Tyron Woodley. The former UFC veteran clipped the Youtuber but did not follow up on it. Instead, Woodley’s stalling gave Jake Paul the time to recover, which irked the fans.
Addressing the rumours of a fixed fight, John Fury said, “I’m not even bothered about that, because of what they’re going to do, they’re going to do anyway,” Fury later added. “We just want the fight because we know we can win it. People think that Tommy’s getting paid to lose, they’re joking. A Fury would rather be put to death than go down that road.”
The fight between the two will take place on December 18 in Tampa, Florida. Fans can buy the PPV via Showtime. Jake Paul has a record of 4-0 while Tommy Fury comes in with a CV of 7-0.