With this latest development, it is now the second time in the past few months that the Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury fight can be postponed. is about to be cancelled. That is, if Fury cannot enter the United States.
Tommy Fury banned from entering the United States
According to his social media post, the ‘Love Island’ star and professional boxer was denied entry to the United States ahead of his Aug. 6 fight against Jake Paul at Madison Square Garden. Fury informed via an Instagram post that, among various issues, it was a visa issue that barred him from traveling to the United States. Fury also added that his ESTA was denied by Homeland Security and although he tried to resolve the situation, he was not cleared to travel.
“My team and I arrived at Heathrow Airport this morning ready for the press conference, ready to take off. As soon as I entered the airport, I was pushed aside and a Homeland Security agent who was there told me that my ESTA had been denied and that I had been unable to travel to the United States for some reason that I apparently know,“said Fury. “I can stand here and say I did absolutely nothing wrong, and I have no idea why I’m not cleared to travel to the United States. Like I said, I’ve been training for a fight this whole time, and that’s all I’ve done. I have no idea why they wouldn’t allow me to travel today, and neither would any of my team or my lawyers. Now I have to go to embassies and all that stuff to try to solve the problem. Incidentally, Most Valuable Promotions has since released a statement advising that the scheduled New York press conference is now postponed.
Are there any other reasons Tommy Fury can’t enter the United States?
One interesting tidbit to note is the situation surrounding Daniel Kinahan, the founder of defunct boxing promotions company MTK Global. Kinahan was recently named by the High Court in Dublin as a senior organized crime official. This included, but was not limited to, participation in international drug trafficking operations and firearms offences. Since then, US officials have announced a $15 million reward for any information about Daniel Kinahan and his family. The United States has also banned anyone connected to Kinahan from entering the country, including Tyson Fury and his camp, as the boxer has already been advised by Kinahan.
Who is Tommy Fury?
The half-brother of Tyson Fury, Tommy has been fighting professionally since 2018. In 2021 he won four fights including one against Anthony Taylor who was actually on the Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley fight card. His most recent fight also came in a win at Wembley Stadium in April when he beat Daniel Bocianski. As mentioned above, this isn’t the first time Fury’s fight with Paul has come under threat. The two men were due to face off last December, however, Fury pulled out of the fight at the last minute after alleging he broke a rib. Since then, the two have been waging a war of words.
To make matters even more complicated, Tommy’s father, John, recently revealed that his son may also be without his entire team when he takes on Paul. John Fury has been denied a visa to travel to the United States on several occasions after being convicted of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. The conviction stems from a 2010 incident when he gouged out a man’s eye during a fight. “You can have the fight on August 6, but it doesn’t have to be in America because we’re all suspended and banned for life. I can’t get there at all,” Fury said. “Tyson can’t go there because he’s got some issues right now that he’s trying to sort out. So Tommy doesn’t have a team.
What’s the low on the Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury?
What is clear at the moment is that things are on hold. Going through their statement On social media, Most Valuable Promotions said they will work with Showtime and Madison Square Garden regarding the situation and update fans on any new developments as soon as possible. According to reports, however, the problem apparently lies with the Fury and Queensberry promotions. Assuming both sides can resolve the issue, the fight will continue. To that end, there has been no direct indication that the fight is over.
As for Jake Paul, the Youtube star turned boxer wasted no time in knock on Fury. “Tommy, no matter how hard you try to get out of this fight, I’m gonna 2 do everything in my power 2 not to let you snoop your way out. My team and partners have clearly outlined the steps to resolve your latest excuse. Take them or admit you’re a scared little female dog. #TommyFumbles”