Tommy Fury is still doing ‘medicine ball’ exercise and insists he didn’t break the rib that led to the cancellation of the Jake Paul fight
TOMMY FURY continues to train using his infamous medicine ball drill after insisting it didn’t cause his broken rib.
The 22-year-old was forced to pull out of his highly anticipated bout with YouTube star Jake Paul in December due to a bacterial infection in his chest and a broken rib.
Ahead of the announcement, Tyson Fury posted a shocking Instagram video of himself repeatedly punching a medicine ball in his brother’s stomach.
Disappointed fans, as well as Paul, were quick to point out that his injury could have been caused by exercise.
However, Tommy denied the allegations at the time.
He has since spoken about it again and is still adamant that the exercise is perfectly fine.
Speaking on the Queensberry Boxing Promotions YouTube channel, he said: “We still do!
“We still do it because that’s not what caused the injury.
“I’ve played medicine ball all my life. I’ve been doing it for 20 years.
“That’s not what caused the injury, again I know it’s a long time ago, but for people who don’t know and think that’s what caused the injury, it is not what caused the injury.
“It’s a really good technique to prepare the abs and the core for the fight, so I’m not going to cut that.
“But at the end of the day, we’re just training smarter now and feeding it.
“I don’t do things stupidly anymore and I don’t test anymore because with the ribs it’s a long healing process.
“I’ve fought some heavy guys in the gym, taken some heavy punches around and I’m more than happy with it.”
Tommy is expected to return to the ring this month as an undercard for Tyson’s heavyweight clash with Dillian Whyte.
He will face Polish fighter Daniel Bocianski, who he says would “easily knock Jake Paul out”.