Tommy Fury called out by Viddal Riley as YouTube and boxing star questions Love Islander’s world title ambitions
VIDDAL RILEY has called out Tommy Fury as he tries to force a fight with the former Love Island star.
Riley, who previously coached YouTuber KSI, has made it clear he wants to fight Fury because of the pair’s tight WBC rankings.
Viddal Riley is ranked at 40 in the WBC rankings
Fury achieved a ranking of 38 following his pay-per-view bout with the controversial Jake Paul which he won on points after eight rounds.
Riley, ranked 40, took to YouTube to call out the 23-year-old whist poking at his ambitions to become a world champion in the process.
He said: “I’m ranked number 40, Tommy is actually ranked 38, I’ve seen him say in multiple interviews: ‘My goal is to be a world champion’.
“He preaches that he wants to be a world champion. I am not currently world championship quality. I have the potential to be – and I will get there – but as it stands I’m not.
“So if you have aspirations of being a world champion, as do I, we are close in ranking, it would be a massive fight, the people would turn out. People would turn out for you.
“People would turn out for me. If that’s your aspiration, why look anywhere else?”
Riley has an undefeated record himself and has won five of his eight fights by knockout.
The cruiser-weight fighter went on in his video to suggest that Fury doesn’t want the battle.
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He said: “I’ve mentioned [Fury’s] name multiple times and I’ve never heard a response which can only be for one reason,
“I’ve always said I’m going to be a world champion, I’m going to reach the top and you don’t go from zero or not recognised to number one.
“There’s a process. The fact that I’m now ranked number 40 in the world with a professional boxing governing body means that I am en route.”
Fury, who is the younger brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, could still have to fight Jake Paul again with a rematch still an option.
The Manchester born TV personality is yet to respond to the call out made by Riley.