Tommy Fury Has Been Denied Entry To The United States Ahead Of Jake Paul Fight
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Tommy Fury's fight against Jake Paul has been put into major doubt after he was denied entry to the United States for Wednesday's press conference in New York.
You can watch Fury explain the situation below.
Last week, Tommy Fury confirmed that his bout against Jake Paul at Madison Square Garden will finally go ahead on August 6 after weeks of protracted contract negotiations.
But in a twist that could scupper any future plans, the 23-year-old has since revealed that he has been denied entry to the United States, claiming he has done "absolutely nothing wrong."
In a video posted to his Instagram story on Tuesday afternoon, Fury explained the situation in full.
"Me and my team this morning arrived at Heathrow Airport, ready for the press conference, ready to fly out and as soon as I entered the airport I got pulled to one side," he said.
"I was told by a Homeland security officer that was there that my ESTA had been denied and that I wasn't able to travel to the USA for a reason that I apparently know.
"I can stand here and say I've done absolutely nothing wrong, I've no clue why I'm not allowed to travel to the USA.
"Like I say, I've been training for a fight this whole time and that's all I've been doing. I have no clue why they will not allow me to travel today, and neither does any of my team, or my lawyers."
Earlier this month, it was suggested in a report by the Sunday World that some of Tommy Fury's team have been banned from entering the United States due to son Tyson’s alleged links to Daniel Kinahan.
In a now-deleted Instagram post, Tommy's father John said: "Listen, mate, we want this fight with you. There's one problem, we can't travel - Tommy hasn't got a team.
"His team members are not allowed in America at the present point of time, so Madison Square Garden ain't accessible for us, is it? And you know that. We want this fight with you, Jake, because we know that we can beat you.
"So what we'll do is we'll take less money and we'll fight you anywhere else in the world because we can't travel."
"Big" John Fury father of Tyson Fury CONFIRMS Tyson cannot travel to the states. Banned for life? Looks liek he's saying Tommy fury can't fight Jake Paul August 6th on SHO PPV because he would have no team. Fury was recently stopped from traveling from UK to NYC this past week. pic.twitter.com/nc9ZCSWuIM— TstreeT Controversy (@Terel_Vann) June 22, 2022
The 58-year-old added: "Tommy is not going to start getting new teams in four weeks and different things and other strange people involved because that doesn't work.
"We're his people, we're his guidance, especially me and you're talking to me now."
John Fury on Jake Paul vs Tommy Fury…— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) June 20, 2022
[🎥 John Fury] pic.twitter.com/X1Gu6s1U7P
Fury and Paul were due to settle their differences in Florida last year in a highly-anticipated match-up, but Fury had to pull out because of a 'medical condition'.
We'll bring you more on this developing story as it unfolds.
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Topics: Tommy Fury, Jake Paul, Boxing