Tyron Woodley ready to accept Tommy Fury fight after Jake Paul proposal
Woodley has confirmed he is willing ton accept a clash with Fury on the undercard of his brother Tyson’s heavyweight clash with Dillian Whyte, after Paul called for the fight
Tyron Woodley is willing to accept a boxing clash with Tommy Fury after a fight proposal by YouTube star Jake Paul.
Woodley has confirmed his plans to remain in boxing despite suffering a brutal KO defeat to Paul in their rematch late last year.
Meanwhile Fury is looking to reschedule his clash with Paul after he was previously forced to withdraw and has been encouraged by his rival to face Woodley.
The former UFC champion has now responded to a suggestion of the fight being staged, posting on his Instagram story: “I’m with it.”
It was proposed by Paul’s promotional label Most Valuable Promotions that the pair meet on the undercard of Fury’s brother Tyson when he defends his heavyweight title against Dillian Whyte.
Fury has revealed his plans to fight on the huge card that is set to take place on April 23 at Wembley Stadium with the young star planning to get a “run out” later this year.
Woodley has also confirmed his plans to return to the boxing ring after his recent exploits against Paul last year and could even make a return to MMA.
The British star was set to face Paul last year in December but was forced to pull out due to suffering a broken rib with Woodley stepping in as a late-notice replacement.
He has called for the fight to be rescheduled this year but is not willing to wait around and halt his career until official plans are made.
“I’d look to see the [Paul] fight happen by the back end of the year. I’m not really waiting around for it, he knows I’m ready to fight at all times,” he told Sky Sports.
“I’ve put that out there countless times, I’m not the issue here. If the man wanted to fight we’d have a rescheduled date by now.
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“The ball’s in his court, I’m ready to fight whenever. I would like to see it happen at the end of the year, I know Frank [Warren] is still trying to reach out to him and stuff like that.”
Paul is currently taking a break from competing as he looks to focus on other career ventures after fighting three times last year.
He has previously refused to commit to any rescheduled date with Fury after his previous withdrawal and is eyeing a number of new opponents including Conor McGregor and Anderson Silva.
The 25-year-old has proposed that Fury faces Woodley in a bid to earn a rescheduled date later this year.
“He’s delusional and he sort of missed his chance and his opportunity,” Paul said during an appearance on the MMA Hour when a fight next month March was mentioned.
“I sort of want him to fight Tyron Woodley and see what happens there. Because I think Tyron would knock Tommy out, so, I almost want to have them fight. Then, maybe we could run it back after that.”