Tommy Fury has insisted his world heavyweight champion brother Tyson did not cause the broken rib that forced him to miss his eagerly anticipated bout with Jake Paul.
Fury was set to take on YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul in Florida at the weekend, which would no doubt have been the biggest fight of his young career so far.
However, the 22-year-old was forced to pull out of the bout under two weeks before he was set to meet the American in the ring after sustaining a broken rib.
Following the announcement of his rib injury, a number of boxing fans across the globe began to speculate that the injury was down to his brother Tyson.
This came after a video emerged of the 33-year-old repeatedly dropping a medicine ball on his younger sibling’s stomach.
Despite this young Fury has since revealed the intense medicine ball training drill was not to blame for his injury.
He told Unibet: “I can confirm that Tyson with the medical ball was not what broke my rib.
“I have been having that done to me in the gym my entire life, in every single training session.
“I can take that and 10x more than that, that video is not how it happened.”
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The former Love Island star went on to confirm that his broken rib was in fact down to his body becoming ‘weaker and weaker’ during training, which was eventually made worse by a punch in a sparring session.
He continued: “My body was getting weaker and weaker by the day but I decided to have a little spar and took a little clip to my rib and something didn’t feel right.
“I went and had an MRI, in the tunnel for 1hr 45 minutes and the doctor said ‘I have been doing this for 20 years and that is a fractured rib’.”
Despite the severe injury the young Mancunian was determined to carry on training and face off with Paul on December 18th, but was quickly warned to recover by his camp, and a doctor.
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“I said it would be fine but my dad, Tyson and the doctor told me I could not fight,” continued Fury.
“And another doctor told me that, if I had boxed, I could have ended up with a perforated lung. You cannot fight with a broken rib.
“The chest was one thing but a broken rib was the icing on the cake."Even now I don’t think I have fully swallowed that pill and I don’t think I will, because it was such an easy night for me.
"If you have seen the fight you will have seen how easy it would have been for me.”
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