Tommy Fury hit by illness just weeks before Jake Paul fight as he continues training with brother Tyson

TOMMY FURY’S preparation for his blockbuster showdown with Jake Paul is being hampered by a cold.

The Brit is due to face the YouTuber-turned-boxer in a catchweight contest on December 18.

But promoter Frank Warren revealed the youngest Fury brother has been struck down with illness while he trains in Morecambe.

Warren told iFL TV: “Tommy had a little bit of a cold but hopefully he is going to be ok.

“We are up in Morecambe (on Wednesday) so hopefully we will know more then, but he is up for it and he wants to fight.

“He can’t wait for the fight and I know certainly from Jake’s perspective he can’t wait for the fight.”

Tommy is being coached by heavyweight champ brother Tyson for the big-money bout in Florida.

Dad John revealed his son is set to earn more cash than some world champions for the showpiece against loud-mouth Paul.

 

Both men are unbeaten in their short professional careers but will put their records on the line across the eight-round fight.

Leaked footage from the Fury camp has shown the 22-year-old showing off slick defensive skills despite his infection.

‘Problem Child’ Paul has vowed to embarrass the British boxing family as he showed off his own gruelling training regime.

The 24-year-old Ohio native has been using a neck-strengthening technique at his camp in Puerto Rico – a move popular with likes of Floyd Mayweather and Anthony Joshua.

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