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Winless Boxer Calls Out Jake Paul For 'Costing Him Tommy Fury Fight'

Claire Reid

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Winless Boxer Calls Out Jake Paul For 'Costing Him Tommy Fury Fight'

A 0-14 boxer has hit out at Jake Paul saying the YouTuber-turned pro-fighter cost him a bout against Tommy Fury.

Andy Bishop insists he was being set up as an opponent for Fury - but Fury's Queensberry Promotions called the claims 'outright falsehoods'.

When it was first reported Bishop would be fighting Fury, Paul branded it 'embarrassing' that Fury would be fighting Bishop, who is yet to win a professional fight.

Sharing a screenshot of a tweet about the rumoured match on Instagram, Paul wrote: "And of course this gets announced the next day. Embarrassing the Fury name."

Credit: Instagram/Jake Paul
Credit: Instagram/Jake Paul

However, Bishop told the Sun he believes the negative attention the rumours received meant Queensberry Promotion looked elsewhere for an opponent.

Again, Queensberry Promotion denies these claims.

Nonetheless, Bishop accused 'clown' Paul of 'taking food' from his young daughter's table and has said he would 'love' to fight the YouTuber.

He told Sun Sport: "Jake Paul is an absolute clown and I've actually messaged him this morning on Instagram.

"He is the reason why I am no longer fighting Tommy - that's what I believe.

"He's not going to reply to me but I've told him what I thought."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

He added: "I would love to let my hands go on his head and that's something I've mentioned to him this morning.

"I wouldn't be in it for the money. He could come down to Northside any day of the week and I'd love to do some rounds with Jake Paul.

"He took food off my daughter's table. I'm in the boxing game for the money. I've just paid £520 for the medical and I'm far from flush.

"I could have done with money in my bank, but I've only done it for the big fight, which could have had a knock-on after that and got a few more fights with rising stars."

A spokesperson for Frank Warren's Queensberry Promotions told the Sun: "Mr Bishop was never once considered as an opponent for Tommy Fury by Frank Warren or Queensberry.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"No one at Queensberry, or on behalf of Queensberry, has ever approached Mr Bishop or anyone connected to Mr Bishop about fighting on any of our forthcoming promotions.

"Any suggestion otherwise is an outright falsehood. Mr Bishop's manager will confirm this to be the case.

"Queensberry have the exclusive rights to promote Tommy Fury and match his bouts."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Andy Bishop

Topics: Boxing, Jake Paul, Tommy Fury

Claire Reid
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