Tommy Fury reveals his fight with Jake Paul is at risk after US Homeland Security officers STOPPED him at Heathrow and told him he was banned flying to the States ‘for a reason he knows’
Tommy Fury has revealed that he was denied entry into the United States by Homeland Security officers who stopped him from flying to Heathrow Airport.
The younger half-brother of Tyson Fury was set to fly to the United States for a press conference to promote his fight with American YouTuber Paul.
Egter, the fight which is scheduled to take place at Madison Square Garden on August 6, is now at risk.
Fury filmed a video late on Monday night, and posted it on Tuesday, explaining why he had not been able to get on his flight to the United States.
Hy het gesê: ‘[I wanted to] come on here and set the record straight before anybody else tries to.
‘Me and my team this morning arrived at Heathrow Airport ready for the press conference, ready to fly out.
‘And as soon as I entered the airport I got pulled to one side and I was told by the Homeland Security officer that was there that my ESTA 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 I say I’ve done absolutely nothing wrong and I have no clue why I’m not allowed to travel to the USA.
Tommy Fury has revealed that he has been denied entry into the United States on Monday
Fury’s fight with YouTuber Jake Paul on August 6 in New York is now at risk of not happening
Fury said that he had done ‘nothing wrong’ and ‘had no clue’ why he was denied entry
It was reported vroeër vandeesmaand that his half-brother Tyson had also been denied access to the US over alleged links to crime boss Daniel Kinahan.
Addressing claims that Irish boxing promoter Kinahan runs a global organised crime group, Fury has previously stated said: ‘That’s none of my business and I don’t interfere with anybody else’s business.’
Tyson, who was photographed in Dubai in February this year with the now US sanctioned Kinahan, gesê: ‘Because I had my picture taken with a man it doesn’t make me a criminal.
‘I’m just a boxer. There could be a criminal in this building.’
Kinahan has advised Tommy Fury in the past, but Fury has not been accused of criminal activity.
Tommy Fury stated that he is contact with his lawyers in order to try and resolve the issue
Tommy Fury meanwhile has been training for his fight with undefeated YouTuber Paul, in a match that had been postponed last year.
The pair were supposed to settle their rivalry back in December at the Amalie Arena in Florida, but Fury had to pull out with a broken rib and a chest infection.
In response to the latest curveball in their efforts to face each other, Paul tweeted: ‘Tommy, no matter how hard you try to get out of this fight, I’m going to do everything in my power to not let you weasel ur way out.
‘My team and my partners have made it clear the steps you need to take to solve your latest excuse. Take them or admit you’re a scared little b****.’
In his video published on social media, Tommy said he is in contact with the lawyers who ‘have no clue’ as to why he was not allowed to travel, and it’s something they’re trying to resolve.
Hy het gesê: ‘I’ve been training for a fight this whole time and that’s all I’ve been doing.
Fury was due to fight Paul in December but pulled out with a broken rib and chest infection
The long-awaited fight is scheduled to take place at Madison Square Garden on a card which also contains Amanda Serrano’s bout with Brenda Carabajal on Saturday, Augustus 6
‘I have no clue why they would not allow me to travel today and neither does any of my team or my laywers.
‘So now I’m having to go to them trying to resolve it, and I’m in the middle of training.
‘I don’t know why this is happening 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.’
It was previously reported that Tyson Fury was denied access to the United States this month