What Happened with Tommy Fury?
Two of the most famous boxers, Jake Paul and Tommy Fury, were scheduled to fight on August 6, 2022. However, due to unfortunate circumstances, the fight between the American and the Briton has unfortunately been cancelled, for a second time.
Why Was Fury’s Last Fight Cancelled With Paul?
Tommy Fury was denied entry to the US due to a visa issue and, therefore, could not compete against Paul at Madison Square Garden as scheduled. He was given time till July 6 to sort out his issues but couldn’t make it within the deadline. Fury expressed his grief and frustration in an Instagram post where he tells his followers that neither he nor his team ever imagined that such a situation would arise and did not see it coming. He also said that the issue is quite serious and needs to be resolved quickly. However, Fury was optimistic about the fight and said he was confident that the contest would take place once the issue was resolved. He proposed to fight Paul in a neutral country where both of them could enter.
Earlier, Tommy was detained by homeland security when he was scheduled to travel to the US for a press conference from London’s Heathrow Airport. He was pulled to one side and told that his Electronic System for Travel Authorization had been denied and he would not be allowed to travel to the US. Fury claimed that he had done nothing wrong and did not know why the US government was preventing him from entering the States.
Paul, in his response, claimed that Fury was only trying to ‘weasel’ his way out of their fight. Paul also stated that his team and partners had told Fury clearly the steps he needed to follow to get out of the mess, but he chose not to.
Paul believes that Fury is only ‘hiding’ and that he and his team were moving on from this fight and looking for other potential opponents after his bout with Fury got cancelled.
Who is Tommy Fury?
Tommy Fury is a professional light heavyweight British boxer and the half-brother of heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury. He is also known for starring in the fifth season of the reality television show Love Island. Fury was born in Manchester on May 7, 1999, and is currently 23 years old.
Fury made his professional debut on December 22, 2018, against Jevgenijs Andrejevs at the Manchester Arena, which he won by points in 4 rounds (40-36). Fury currently holds a record of 8 wins, 0 losses, and 0 draws. He is presently undefeated in the eight matches he has fought so far. Out of these eight victories, Fury knocked out his opponent on four occasions, earning a win by KO. Hence, his current knock-out ratio is 50%. Fury has boxed a total of 24 rounds to date, meaning his professional bouts last three rounds on average.
Fury has been quite active in his professional career. His last five fights have come over a period of 1 year, 7 months, and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every four months. Fury last fought two months ago against Daniel Bocianski on April 23, 2022, at the Wembley Stadium in London. He won by points at the end of the 6th round.
Fury was supposed to take on Jake Paul initially in December 2021, but he pulled out of the match, citing a bacterial chest infection and a broken rib. He was scheduled to battle Paul again on August 6, 2022, but was denied entry to the US in June for a press conference because of visa regulations. The bout had been confirmed by both the parties, who announced it on their respective Twitter handles. Everyone was looking forward to the fight, but their excitement was cut short when both the parties declared the match was cancelled after Fury failed to resolve his visa issues by July 6.
Fury was quite frustrated and complained about running to the US embassies when he was supposed to train for his fight. He wants to resolve this as quickly as possible because it needs immediate attention. Fury has plans to take on Marsellos Wilder in the future, although the date is yet to be announced.