Tommy Fury reveals the reasons why he did not show up at the press conference
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Jake Paul was quite frustrated on Wednesday when his opponent Tommy Fury was not present at the press conference. Many believed that the reason for Tommy's absence was personal problems. Fury did explain what the matter was; “I can clear that up in two seconds,” Fury said, as quoted by mmafighting.com “Basically, Jake Paul signed up into the world of professional boxing and I am a professional athlete, a professional boxer.
I always have been and [ask] any professional boxer and they’ll tell you this — no one breaks camp, mid to the end [of training camp] to fly all the way to Saudi Arabia, have a 10 minute press conference, fly all the way back to Manchester, complete my camp then fly all the way back to Saudi Arabia again the following week.
Now why the press conference couldn’t wait until a week later on fight week is beyond me. Most big fights, they schedule press conferences on fight week. I don’t know what is going on there”.
Tommy Fury on Jake Paul
Tommy Fury does not want to draw too much attention to himself, his biggest focus is training.
He has been preparing for a long time and he wants to show his best self. Fury thinks Paul should do the same thing. “I don’t know if he’s trying to play mind games or anything but that’s definitely not how it works.
One man’s flying all over the globe, trying to get in the glitz and glamour, press conferences, whatever else, and one man’s in the gym training to annihilate this man. So I think the proof is in the pudding. You can see who the professional athlete is.
I’m not interested in press conferences. I’m interested in completing my camp, which has been the best camp of my career and I’m ready to KO this man and get him out of the sport”.