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28th Jun 2022

Tommy Fury denied entry to US ahead of Jake Paul press conference

Daniel Brown

Fury is set to face off against Paul in August

Tommy Fury has revealed that he has been stopped from flying to the United States ahead of his press conference with Jake Paul in New York on Wednesday.

Fury, brother of heavyweight champion Tyson, is set to face off against YouTuber-turned-boxer Paul in August at Madison Square Garden.

The new comes after Fury’s dad, John, admitted that ‘TNT’ would have to travel to the US without several members of his team.

John Fury is already banned from America due to previous convictions, while Tyson has also allegedly been stopped from entering in recent weeks.

Fury denied entry to the US

Tommy has since confirmed that he was stopped from leaving Heathrow Airport when he was told his ESTA was not granted.

He said: “Me and my team this morning arrived at Heathrow Airport, ready for the press conference, ready 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 and that 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, I’ve no clue why I’m not allowed to travel to the USA.

“Like I say, I’ve been training for a fight this whole time and that’s all I’ve been doing – I have no clue why they will not allow me to travel today, and neither does any of my team, or my lawyers.”

Tommy continued: “So now I’m having to go to the embassies and all this sort of stuff trying to resolve it, and I’m in the middle of training guys. I don’t know why this has happened today, it’s a massive shock to me and my whole team.

“Obviously it is a matter that needs to be resolved, it’s government issues, it’s a lot bigger than the fight right now and I’m just trying to get it sorted.”

The pair were meant to fight last December in Tampa, Florida. However, Fury backed out at the last minute due to a rib injury and a chest infection.

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