Months after calling for a rematch following a split decision loss Tyron Woodley will be stepping in on short notice to fight Jake Paul again.
On Monday morning, various reports revealed that Tommy Fury was not going to be able to fight the Youtube star on December 18th due to a mysterious illness.
Tommy Fury drops out of Dec 18th fight with Jake Paul : 2 Sources.
Tyron Woodley looking to fill in the spot. pic.twitter.com/Nh25Y2IlYE
— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) December 6, 2021
I've had it confirmed the Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury fight is off, folks.
Fury is out with an injury. pic.twitter.com/D9a6HSckln
— Chisanga Malata (@Chisanga_Malata) December 6, 2021
Update: Jake Paul confirmed the news that he was fighting Woodley after Fury told him he was dealing with a medical condition.
Tommy Fury has pulled out of the fight due to a “medical condition” and Tyron Woodley is stepping in for December 18th for the official rematch. pic.twitter.com/t1OFVQQBBt
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) December 6, 2021
Change of plans 👀
Fury has withdrawn from the fight due to medical issues.
— SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) December 6, 2021
Woodley’s manager Malki Kawa spoke to the Daily Mirror about the rematch.
Via Daily Mirror
And Woodley’s manager Malki Kawa has said his client is “excited” to get the fight that he feels his client deserved, after the pair verbally agreed to a rematch following their August split decision.
Woodley lost on the judges’ scorecards after their first meeting, but Paul said that he would give him a second shot if he got a tattoo saying “I love Jake Paul”, which Woodley did.
And Kawa told Mirror Fighting that he was excited to get the short notice deal done for the ex-UFC welterweight champion to step in to face Paul.
“I’m excited to get this deal done,” Kawa said in a statement. “And to have Tyron have the fight he was supposed to originally have anyway.”