It appears the younger brother of pound-for-pound great Tyson Fury, Tommy Fury has withdrawn from his upcoming scheduled clash with Jake Paul once again, to a fault of his own or not.
These two were initially slated against one another on December 18, 2021, where Fury pulled out of the bout and was replaced by Tyron Woodley.
Following this rematch, seeing Paul victorious via sixth-round KO over the former UFC welterweight champion, he was again scheduled to face Fury on August 6, 2022.
Only Fury has allegedly “went into hiding” and hasn’t met any of the terms for the bout to go ahead come August.
Fury’s received a termination notice. MVP did everything it could 2 help him & team. He wasn’t interested & he literally went into hiding.
2nd time in a row he has pulled out.
2nd time in a row I’m going to step up & take on a new opponent on short notice. AUG 6. MSG.
— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) July 6, 2022
Fury is 8-0 as a professional, and he would have been the first opponent that can match Paul’s size. He was also expected to be the first true test of Paul’s young career, being an actual boxer, and not a washed up mixed martial artist.
Instead, Paul will now face Hasim Rahman Jr, another multi-generational talent, on the same date of August 6.
Hasim Rahman Jr, son of former WBC, IBF, and IBO heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman (50-9-2-1), comes into the bout with a record of 12-1 (six knockouts), boasting over twice as many fights as the YouTuber turned boxer.
That doesn’t even mention Rahman’s amateur career, where he also had a number of fights.
Rahman stands 6’3” with a reach of 79.5”, while Paul stands 6’1” with a reach of 76”.
Paul stated this began when Fury was denied access to the United States in order to attend a press conference.
Fury had the following to say in regards:
“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 a Homeland Security officer that my ESTA had been denied and I wasn’t able to travel to the USA.”
He continued: “I want to clarify that I will fight in a neutral country that both parties can enter. This can be any time, any place, anywhere.”
Click here to see Jake Paul’s interview with ESPN regarding his opponent change.
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