Tommy Fury Counters Rumors About Not Training, Fit Enough For Jake Paul Fight
Tommy Fury wants to set the record straight.
His comments follow his father and trainer, John Fury’s, suggestions that the younger Fury weighed 231 pounds after returning home from a trip to the United States in May. Tommy said that is not the case.
“Recently on social media, I’ve seen more shit on me than ever,” Fury stated in a video posted Sunday morning on his social media accounts.
“I just want to get one thing straight that the reason this fight didn’t take place is because I couldn’t get in the country. It’s not because I wasn’t training or I wasn’t fit. I was ready and raring to go. I was at the airport Monday morning (June 27) with my team ready to fly out and ready to get the show on the road. I could not get into the country and that’s why this fight did not happen.”
The unbeaten light heavyweight (8-0, 4 KOs) was supposed to fight Jake Paul (5-0, 4 KOs) for the first time in August, though it was the second attempt to make it happen.
On June 27, Fury was denied entry into the U.S. by Homeland Security in London’s Heathrow Airport. Fury, the half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, was trying to get into New York City ahead of a planned press conference to formally announce the Showtime pay-per-view event.
The younger Fury expressed his sadness and confusion on the issue, but assured that his team was working out a solution, but Paul moved on to the next after a few days.
He reportedly signed a deal with Hasim Rahman Jr – the son of former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman – to replace Fury in the main event at Madison Square Garden.
But those plans have also reportedly fallen through.
“So, all this b–s– about me not being ready and not training—forget about it,” Fury added. “If it’s not coming from me, don’t believe it because it’s not the truth.”
The 23-year-old last fought Daniel Bocianski and won via points on the undercard of his brother’s mandatory title defense against Dillian Whyte in April.