Tyson Fury Almost Denied VISA Prior To Camp
Before Tyson Fury could even begin training camp to face Deontay Wilder, his return to the United States was in jeopardy.
The lineal heavyweight champion of the world claimed in an interview with the Daily Mail, that his issues securing a visa for the December 1st showdown, almost put a halt to the fight.
“We started this in February 2016. There were meetings, lots and lots of meetings, at the US embassy,” Fury said in quotes reported by The Daily Mail.
“We got through it. But then when I arrived in America they [the immigration officers] took me away to a back room. Asked a lot of questions and I was strip-searched.
“Why? I don’t really know. I don’t have any criminal record, but I still struggled to get the visa. They said they thought I looked a shady character.
Fury was forced to sit for over four hours in the immigration office before they let the “Gypsy King” go and allow him into the country.
After returning to the U.S, for the first time since a 2013 victory against Steve Cunningham at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, Fury plans to mark his territory.
“After I win the WBC belt I will be staying here,” Fury said leading up to fight week. “You won’t see me fighting in England again. You heard it here first,” added the 30-year-old.”
“Once I beat Wilder I will be the next big pay-per-view star in America, the land of opportunity.”
Initial Report: The Daily Mail