Tommy Fury’s dad John has accused Jake Paul of not signing up for drug testing ahead of his fight with his son next month.
Fury will meet fellow celebrity Paul in an eight-round catchweight fight on December 18 in Tampa, Florida.
Paul took part in drug testing for his last fight against Tyron Woodley in August, but it was on behalf of the Ohio Athletic Commission, not the recognised Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA).
Woodley accused Paul – who was cleared after the fight – of taking steroids in the lead-up to the bout, an accusation the YouTube star denied.
The American also claimed he was not tested for performance-enhancing drugs despite turning in a negative result.
And ‘Gypsy’ John has now accused Paul of not signing up for the voluntary anti-doping testing for the fight.
“All kinds of stuff in the contract. You’ve got to do this and you’ve got to do that,” he told Rob Moore.
“I could go into it more and more but I don’t want to bore people with the politics. They wouldn’t sign up to the VADA testing as well.
“That bothered me a little bit because I wanted that in the contract, but they wouldn’t do that. I’m not even bothered about that, because of what they’re gonna do, they’re gonna do anyway.
“We just want the fight because we know we can win it. People think that Tommy’s getting paid to lose, they’re joking. A Fury would rather be put do death than go down that road.”
Mirror Fighting has contacted Paul’s representative for comment.
Both Fury and Paul are inexperienced in their professional careers, with Fury having seven wins under his belt and Paul having just four.
Fury last fought on the undercard of Paul vs Woodley, outpointing his rival’s sparring partner Anthony Taylor in a dull fight.
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And John thinks his son’s boxing career will be over if he cannot get past Paul next month.
“It’s over [if he loses]. If he can’t beat the Jake Paul’s of the world, the kid’s a limited kid, we know this. He probably wouldn’t win a decent level amateur contest,” he continued.
“He’s never fought a real boxer, they’re all MMA guys, it’s a different sport as he’s crossing into their world.
“Once he gets in with a boxer that knows how to box him and bred to do it, he’ll find it a lot harder.
“I’m expecting Tommy to knock him spark out in four rounds and he’ll [Paul] will quit as well. When Tommy hurts him, Tommy’s a good finisher and can he take that pounding round after round?”