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Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley Rematch Set After Tommy Fury Pulls Out of Fight

Rob Goldberg@@TheRobGoldbergFeatured Columnist IVDecember 6, 2021

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 06:  Jake Paul speaks during a news conference to promote his Showtime pay-per-view boxing event against Tommy Fury at Resorts World Las Vegas on November 6, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Paul will face Fury in an eight-round cruiserweight bout, at a 192-pound catchweight, at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on December 18.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Jake Paul announced Monday that Tommy Fury has withdrawn from their scheduled boxing match Dec. 18 because of what was revealed to be a broken rib and chest infection.

Fury confirmed his condition in a statement, saying he hoped to reschedule the fight for sometime in 2022:

Ariel Helwani @arielhelwani

Tommy Fury suffered a broken rib and is dealing with a chest infection, per a statement released by his team: <a href="https://t.co/tVE2ggJe9I">pic.twitter.com/tVE2ggJe9I</a>

Tyron Woodley will replace Fury in a rematch against Paul.

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

WE HAVE A REMATCH ๐Ÿฟ <a href="https://twitter.com/br_betting?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@br_betting</a> <a href="https://t.co/1cfXdep7SX">pic.twitter.com/1cfXdep7SX</a>

Woodley was offered an extra $500,000 bonus if he can knock out Paul in the upcoming bout.

Paul defeated the former UFC superstar by split decision when the two fought in August.

The two had made a tattoo bet prior to the match, which Woodley followed through on after his loss:

Bleacher Report @BleacherReport

Tyron Woodley really got a Jake Paul tattoo ๐Ÿ˜…<br><br>(via <a href="https://twitter.com/TWooodley?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TWooodley</a>) <a href="https://t.co/mWp2wOHwBf">pic.twitter.com/mWp2wOHwBf</a>

Woodley has been seeking a rematch as well, calling Paul a "coward."

Paul, who gained popularity as a YouTube personality, is 4-0 in his professional boxing career with three knockouts.

The bout against Fury, originally agreed to in October, was set to be the first one of Paul's career against a real boxer after other victories came against former MMA competitors, NBA players and fellow YouTube personalities.

Fury has a 7-0 record and is the brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

Woodley was a UFC welterweight champion during his MMA career but had never competed in a professional boxing match before the loss to Paul.