For the second time, Tommy Fury will not be in a scheduled boxing match with Jake Paul.
Paul, the YouTube star-turned-prizefighter, wrote on Twitter on Wednesday that he had sent Fury a termination notice acknowledging that he was officially out of their scheduled Aug. 6 fight at New York’s Madison Square Garden . Paul wrote that he would “take on a new opponent at short notice” but did not say who that opponent would be.
Last week, the English-born Fury was denied entry to the United States for unknown reasons. He was scheduled to attend a press conference to promote the fight. Paul wrote that his Most Valuable Promotions team did what they could to help with the situation, but that Fury was “not interested” and “literally went into hiding”.
Fury, younger half-brother of heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury, wrote on Instagram on Wednesday that he was ready to fight Paul in a “neutral country where either party can enter” and is confident that fight will happen, when his team finds a solution to his travel problems.
“I’m disappointed and disappointed in the issues I’ve faced entering the United States,” Fury said. “This is something I or my team could never have expected. This situation was left to my lawyers as obviously denial of entry into a country is a very serious issue and needs to be resolved afterwards.”
Paul, 25, is 5-0 as a professional boxer and picked up a KO win over former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley last December. Fury, 23, is 8-0 in professional boxing and is a UK celebrity thanks to his older brother’s fame and his own appearance on the hit reality show Love Island.
https://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/34201714/tommy-fury-scheduled-aug-6-bout-jake-paul-madison-square-garden Tommy Fury out of scheduled Aug. 6 bout with Jake Paul at Madison Square Garden