JAKE PAUL ignored pleas to pull out of his fight against Tommy Fury after having the "worst" training camp of his life.
Paul was beaten via split-decision in the Saudi Arabia grudge match and gave a host of excuses for his loss.
That included a bizarre WET DREAM the night before the bout while also complaining of an arm injury.
But trainer Danny Smith – who is now not working with the American – claimed Paul was seriously ill in the build up but refused to withdraw.
Smith said on the Full Disclosure podcast: "The thing about Jake in that fight is, he had Covid.
"We maybe sparred maybe four times for the fight. We left our training camp in Puerto Rico, went to Dubai, we ran maybe only three times.
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"I mean it was one of those situations where we shouldn't really have been fighting because of the sickness.
"And coming down the stretch two weeks before the fight he had hurt his shoulder so we only sparred maybe two times.
"It was the worst camp we ever had and Jake didn't want to pull out of this fight because he didn't know if Tommy would come back and take it."
Fury, 24, had twice pulled out of the bout beforehand due to a rib injury and US visa issue.
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