Tommy Fury: Jake Paul is lucky he fought Tyron Woodley instead of me

"I think he is very lucky that it wasn't me in there instead of Tyron Woodley. I am trying to give him a bit more credit, but I just can't."

Tommy Fury has called out Jake Paul and demanded the pair reschedule their proposed bout in early 2022.

The pair were expected to collide on December 18 only for Fury to pull out just weeks before due to a chest infection and broken rib.

Fury had to watch on as Paul delivered a ruthless knockout to beat late replacement Tyron Woodley in their rematch.

The brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury admitted he struggled to watch it knowing that it should have been him in the ring.

"I'm not good, to be honest with you and I have not gone on social media since I posted the video explaining why the fight was off," Fury exclusively told Dev Sahni on The Unibet Lowdown.

"I have probably been at the lowest point I have been in in my entire life. I have never felt or experienced anything so low.

"Imagine having everything you ever dreamt of and then having it ripped away from you through no fault of your own. It is a bitter pill to swallow.

"The chest is one thing, but having a rib break too and even now I don't think I have really swallowed that pill and I don't think I will because it was such a massive, easy night for me.

"I think it shows what sort of place you are in when the commentator says 'this is pretty hard to watch now' and the joking between the commentators asking 'who won that round? Well, nobody." That went on for well more than half the fight.

"It was very upsetting for me to sit there and watch it. I know, if I had been in there, it wouldn't have been going six, seven rounds or whatever it was. For the first four or five rounds the guy didn't throw a punch, they were just wrestling each other.

"I think it shows what sort of place you are in when the commentator says 'this is pretty hard to watch now' and the joking between the commentators asking 'who won that round? Well, nobody." That went on for well more than half the fight.

"It was very upsetting for me to sit there and watch it. I know, if I had been in there, it wouldn't have been going six, seven rounds or whatever it was. For the first four or five rounds the guy didn't throw a punch, they were just wrestling each other.

"So for me to sit there and watch that... It was meant to be my night, my time. That should have been me in Tampa Bay, Florida in front of thousands of people and it will be me."

Paul extended his unbeaten record to 5-0 with four ending inside the distance. He has since refused to recognise Fury as a possible opponent moving forward, instead targeting UFC duo Conor McGregor and Jorge Masvidal.

"I do believe my time will come, me and Frank are trying to figure out the next date for ourselves to get that fight rescheduled because that is the fight I want next," Fury said about facing Paul in 2022.

"To hear him after the fight calling out all these MMA people. I don't get what he is trying to achieve with these UFC people. He wants to be a boxer, doesn't he? So fight a boxer. Stop calling out all these wrestlers and non-boxers.

"I think he is very lucky that it wasn't me in there instead of Tyron Woodley. I am trying to give him a bit more credit, but I just can't. People who come out and don't do anything against me get put to sleep."

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