Tommy Fury’s upcoming fight with Jake Paul is now in doubt after the younger brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has been denied entry to the United States. The 22-year-old was due to fly out to New York City for a press conference with Paul for their upcoming boxing bout on August 6 at Madison Square Garden.
Fury would eventually take to social media and explain what happened: “Me and my team arrived at Heathrow Airport ready to fly out and as soon as I entered the airport I was pulled to one side and told by Homeland Security officer that my ESTA had been denied and that I wasn’t able to travel to the USA for a reason I apparently know.
“I can stand here and say I have done nothing wrong and I have no clue why I’m not allowed to travel to the USA. I’ve been training for a fight this whole time and that’s all I’ve been doing. I have no clue why I’m not allowed to travel and neither does my team or my lawyers.
“Now I’ve got to go to the embassy trying to resolve it and I’m in the middle of training. I don’t know why this has happened a huge shock to me and my team. It’s government issues and it’s a lot bigger than the fight right now and I’m trying to get it sorted.”
Paul and Tyson Fury agreed to a $1 million bet on the Aug. 6 bout, which will take place at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
The 25-year-old Paul is 5-0 as a pro boxer and is coming off a knockout of former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley last December. 23-year-old Fury is 8-0 as a pro and beat Daniel Bocianski on points in April.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.