With the uncertainty of Jake Paul’s scheduled August 6th PPV bout with England’s Tommy Fury continuing, the Youtube/social media star turned upstart fighter made it clear Wednesday afternoon that he’s tired of games being played by the half brother of WBC heavyweight champ Tyson Fury.
And, he believes that if the Furies are trying to move to the fight to the U.K. that they need to pay an outrageous price for that.
Paul took to (what else) Twitter and Instagram to deliver the message, while standing inside famed Madison Square Garden,
Update: All Tommy Fury has to do is go to the embassy to make this fight happen. pic.twitter.com/J3dDDsNuMw
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) June 29, 2022
“Update. We have spoken to Tommy Fury’s lawyers,” Paul said in the video. “They’re all advising to just go to the (U.K.) Embassy and get his visa. That’s all he has to do.
“He hasn’t gone yet. He’s not communicating with us on what he’s doing. This is just another case of ‘Tommy Fumbles’ being scared to fight me….I think the Fury family is trying to manipulate something here to make me fight in the U.K. Okay! You want me to fight in the U.K.? Show me $15 million….. but ya’ll can’t do that. Ya’ll don’t have $15 million.
This is embarrassing. Go to the embassy. Get your visa. Let’s make this fight happen. Stop ducking me and stop wasting me time.”
Paul is making reference to Tommy Fury being a no-show for what was to have been the first promotional press conference for their bout in New York on Monday.
“Paul (5-0, 4 KOs), 25, of Cleveland, the popular social media influencer, and Fury, the half brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, are scheduled to fight in an eight-round cruiserweight bout on Aug. 6 in the main event of a Showtime PPV at Madison Square Garden.
Tommy Fury was due to fly to New York for the news conference but was not permitted to board his flight at London’s Heathrow Airport.
“Despite many assurances by Tommy Fury’s team that he was able to come to the U.S., and knowing that Tommy was in California just last month, we were surprised to learn that he had an issue at Heathrow Airport on Monday,” Paul’s promotional company, MVP Promotions, said in a statement on Tuesday. “As a result of circumstances out of our control, the scheduled press conference for Wednesday at MSG has been postponed. We are working with our partners at Showtime and Madison Square Garden and will share more information as soon as we are able.”
Fury (8-0, 4 KOs), 23, said in an Instagram video on Tuesday that he had no idea why he barred from traveling to America.
“So, I just want to come on here and set the record straight before anyone else tries to,” Fury said in the video. “Me and my team (Monday) morning arrived at Heathrow Airport ready for the press conference, ready to fly out. 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 (travel authorization) had been denied and 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 and I have no clue why I am not allowed to travel to the USA. Like I say, I’ve been training for a fight for this whole time, and that’s all I’ve been doing. I have no clue why they would not allow me to travel today, and neither does any of my team or my lawyers.
There is wide speculation that the reason for Fury’s U.S. entry denial stems from Tyson Fury’s long association with Ireland’s Daniel Kinahan, the powerful boxing manager and adviser who is also a purported organized crime kingpin. The United States government recently sanctioned Kinahan, who was last known to be in Dubai, and several associates and placed $5 million bounties on them. As part of that move, the U.S. also banned hundreds of people believed to be associated with him from entering the U.S.”
So, now we wait to see, if or when, Fury decides to surface and follow through with trying to come to the U.S. for the fight in early August or, will Paul be forced, just like in December, to find another opponent and soon?