Tommy Fury wants to return to the ring in March with a rescheduled fight against Jake Paul.
The pair were supposed to settle their year-long rivalry in the ring las Saturday night at the Amalie Arena in Florida, but Fury had to pull out with a broken rib and a chest infection.
Fury, who made his name on the 2019 season of ITV reality show Love Island, holds an unbeaten record in his seven professional bouts, while YouTube star Paul has won his initial five.
And the pair will likely start negotiations in the coming days to reschedule their meeting after Paul landed a vicious knockout on ex-UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in a hastily rescheduled rematch last weekend.
"Me and Frank are trying to figure out the next date," Fury told the Queensberry Promotions YouTube page before confirming that he will be fit in March. "We want it rescheduled because that's the fight I want next.
"I saw him after the fight calling out all of them MMA people, like what is he trying to achieve by calling out UFC people?
"He wants to be a boxer doesn't he? Then fight a boxer, calling out all these wrestlers and non-boxers who in a cage would kill him any day of the week.
"Let's be honest here, would he beat Nate Diaz [in boxing]? 100 per cent, would he beat any UFC fighter? 100 per cent because they're not boxers.
"I've really got nothing else to say on that because I'm not even entertaining it – he's the fight I want next and he's the fight I'm going to have next, we're just at the stage of working it out."
Fury admitted that he found it "tough to watch" as Paul walked out in a mocking Union Jack outfit in front of a crowd reported to be over 18,000 fans at the hockey arena in Tampa.
He feels that the moment should have been his, and is confident that the fight will take place next year once a deal has been agreed between the pair.
Paul has asked his management to get him a fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, the former middleweight world champion, but has also taunted Fury repeatedly, and facing his fellow inexperienced rival is a more likely match-up.
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"It was very upsetting for me to sit there and watch it," Fury explained. "I'm not going to beat around the bush, it was,.
"I know if I'd have been in there he wouldn't have been going to no sixth round.
"For the first four or five rounds the guy didn't throw a punch, he didn't throw anything, they just wrestled each other.
"For me to sit there and watch that, that was supposed to be my night, my time, everyone was talking s*** back-and-forth saying I've done this and that.
"But the people that know me know how much of a bitter pill that was, they know what I've been going through and it was hard to watch because that should have been me in Tampa Florida.
"It was a packed out arena live across the world and it should have been me, and it will be me, I truly believe my time will come."
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