Is Tommy Fury vs. Jake Paul Canceled Again?

Published 06/28/2022, 7:21 AM EDT

YouTuber turned boxer, Jake Paul has long awaited a tango in the ring with Tommy Fury. It was recently reported that the duo will face each other on August 6, 2022. However, it seems like Paul may have to wait longer to fight his ‘favorite’ opponent. There is speculation that Fury might be banned from flying to the US to fight Paul.

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Manchester , United Kingdom – 22 December 2018; Tommy Fury celebrates after defeating Jevgenijs Andrejev in their light-heavyweight bout at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. (Photo By David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

The speculation comes at a time when Tommy Fury‘s brother and father, Tyson Fury, and John Fury have been banned from entering the country.

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John Fury was accused of blinding a man in a brawl at a car auction in 2010. Moreover, he was sentenced to 11 years in prison in 2011. While he was released in 2015, his past prevented him from entering the United States. Meanwhile, Fury’s brother was also recently stopped after attempting to enter the country.

In a video, John Fury urged to not have the bout in the United States. He said, “You can have the fight on August 6 but it has got to be not in America because all of us at the minute are suspended and banned for life. I can’t get there at all.”

Further, he also added that since Tyson Fury is also unable to travel to the US, Tommy Fury would be left without a team.

Notably, Paul was also scheduled to have a press conference with Fury in NYC on June 29. However, the status of the same is uncertain due to the current scenario.

How does the Daniel Kinahan and Tyson Fury link hinder Tommy Fury’s fight?

Daniel Kinahan is a boxing manager and an alleged crime boss who was recently sanctioned by the US government. In fact, Kinahan is believed to be the leader of the narcotic smuggling outfit called the Kinahan Organised Crime Group. Moreover, the US Government also announced a reward of USD 5 million for aiding in his capture.

Meanwhile. Fury’s association with the alleged crime boss is well documented. Additionally, Fury once even publicly expressed his gratitude to Kinahan. And Kinahan was also involved in many of Fury’s previous fight deals. His link to Kinahan, in fact, paved the way for him to be banned from the United States.

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Fury was also stopped while trying to board a flight from Manchester to the US on June 24. With his father and brother unable to enter the US, Tommy Fury may have to forfeit one more opportunity to fight Paul.

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What do you think of the Fury-Kinahan fiasco? Do you think Tommy Fury should take on Jake Paul outside the United States? Let us know in the comments below.

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Joshua Ben Joseph

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Joshua Ben Joseph is a Boxing writer for EssentiallySports. He started his career as an editorial cartoonist and holds a BFA degree with a specialization in Animated Filmmaking and Screenwriting from AISFM, Hyderabad. An avid lover of boxing history, Joshua believes his writing extends his lifelong adoration for combat sports.

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