Despite taunting by Paul, Fury explained in a video on Instagram that he contracted a bacterial chest infection before ploughing on in training and sustaining 'multiple fractures' of the rib in sparring - with his doctors and team affirming he had to withdraw from the fight.
Tyson Fury has pulled out of his fight with Jake Paul due to a broken rib sustained in sparring
In a video on Instagram, Fury explained how it happened and showed an x-ray scan (right)
Images from his video shows his rib, while he insisted he was now looking forward to rearranging a new date for a fight against Paul, insisting there 'is no other fight out there.'
Fury begins: 'Training camp couldn't have gone any better for me for the first week or two but then I contracted a bacterial chest infection which led me to go to the gym and not being able to breathe.
'My sparring sessions, pad work sessions , whatever it may be I wasn't able to breathe and I was coughing up huge amounts of phlegm all the time.
'It led me to sleepless nights and that went on for four weeks. I had the mind-set of, 'I'm going to train, I'm going to get through this, I'm going to fight no matter what.
Fury insisted he was now looking forward for a rearranged date with Paul for 2022
Paul slammed Fury in an Instagram post when announcing Fury's withdrawal on Monday
'Four weeks past and we decided to have a sparing session and I took a little clip to the body