Jake Paul slammed for ‘suspect’ approach to drug testing for Tommy Fury fight

Jake Paul has been slammed for his "suspect" approach to drug testing ahead of his fight with Tommy Fury on December 18.

The unbeaten duo will face off in a highly-anticipated bout in Tampa, Florida later this month following months of insults on social media.

Fury's father John was the first to allege that Paul had turned down voluntary testing.

Paul has always denied using Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs).

Paul was tested on behalf of the Ohio Athletic Commission for his previous fight against Tyron Woodley in August but that organisation is not recognised by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association.

UFC hall of famer Michael Bisping has now questioned Paul's decision not to sign up for the VADA test, although it is not clear if he will be tested through another form.

Speaking on his YouTube channel, Bisping said: “Recently we have seen the rise of Jake Paul. Jake Paul is doing great things in combat sports and he's young in his career.

“But I just saw, a moment ago an MMA Junkie article said that he hasn't allowed drug testing to happen, for his latest against Tommy Fury, which is bizarre.

“He's put in all kinds of stipulations about 'you got to change your name to Tommy Fumbles' and this and that.

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“There's all kinds of things in there, all kinds of stipulations, lots of rules, lots of work for the lawyers to put in, but he refused or said he didn't want to have VADA testing in there.

“Which is, I don't know, that's a little suspect, I don't know, I mean if you've got nothing to hide.”

During and after his fight against Woodley earlier this year, Paul was accused of using performance enhancing drugs on multiple occasions but has strenuously denied the allegations.

In response to the allegations, Paul said: “Yeah so I woke up a couple of mornings ago and my manager sent me that headline and said, ‘Hey hope you see this’.

“So I first swiped up on my phone and typed in ‘what are PEDs’. This is honestly hilarious, how many excuses are they gonna make?"

Paul and Fury fight in Tampa on December 18, with the English fighter being the first out and out boxer Paul has faced.

His previous four professional wins came against a fellow YouTuber, a retired NBA player and two mixed martial artists.

Daily Star Sport has approached Jake Paul's representatives for a response.

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