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Tommy Fury has made a heartbreaking confession, claiming he believed he was “nobody” compared to his brother Tyson when entering professional boxing.
Tommy has dropped out of his fight with Jake Paul due to suffering a bacterial chest infection and a broken rib. The clash was planned to take place on December 18. Since then the potential opponent branded him “boxing’s biggest b****”.
When speaking about the dropped match, Tommy has opened up on his struggles and the feeling of being heartbroken.
“The beginning of my camp was going so incredibly and I never expected anything to come in my way from a victory on December 18,” he said.
“I can’t express how disappointed I am and I really do hope we can get this fight rescheduled in the new year, I want this fight to still happen more than anything.
“I’m now regretfully putting my focus on recovery and a further reschedule date.”
Tommy started his career as a professional boxer back in 2018, though according to his father, he was never as good as Tyson.
“Tyson’s unique. There’s only one of him,” the father said.
“Tommy is different, but his attitude is good, he trains hard and as long as he stays disciplined I think he can do well.
“He’s been in with some good lads and more than held his own.”
When speaking about the comparisons with his brother, Tommy himself admitted that the only thing he had was a “good last name”.
“This is my life. It’s all I have ever worked for,” he said.
“I trained as an amateur, running in the dark nights, in the cold mornings for stuff like this; media workouts, public workouts, big fights, big stages, and now it’s about to happen.
“Everyone who knows me will tell you I’m a quiet kid, keep myself to myself, go about my business, train hard and that’s it, nothing more to it. No big things in my life.”
“I don’t mind the comparisons but I say to people there is only one Tyson, and only one Tommy.
“I’m not trying to be anybody else. My personality is different, my presence is different. Tyson is Tyson.
“You can’t copy a person’s personality. You are what you are.
“I can talk, answer questions, but I’m not out there. I mind my own business. I have a lot to learn.
“I’m only 19. I need to keep my head down, stay humble and keep doing what I’m doing.
“I’m nobody. What have I done? I have a good last name. That’s it. I’ll work my way up the same as any man. And hope it’s good enough.”