Tommy Fury Denied Entry Into The United States, Putting Jake Paul Fight In Doubt

The 23-year-old told his Instagram followers that he would not be able to attend the fight's press conference this week
15:55, 28 Jun 2022

Tommy Fury has revealed that he has been denied entry into the United States for this week’s press conference ahead of his bout with Jake Paul, throwing the fight into jeopardy.

In a video uploaded to his Instagram page, Tommy Fury told his followers: "I just want to come on here and set the record straight before anyone else tries to. Me and my team arrived this morning 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 and I was told by a Homeland security officer that was there that my ESTA had been denied.

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"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."

It was only five days ago that the clash was confirmed for 6 August at the iconic Madison Square Garden in New York City. Of course, this fight was originally scheduled to take place back in December, but Fury pulled out due to medical issues that affected his training regime. 

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