The reigning WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury has been banned from entering the US, according to his half-brother Tommy.
Tommy Fury opens up on the matter
Tommy Fury prevented from travelling to the US in August for his scheduled boxing match with YouTube star Jake Paul. Speaking on The MMA Hour on Monday (31 October), the younger Fury said he is still banned from entering the country, and added that WBC heavyweight champion Tyson is also unable to travel to the US:
“I don’t know [what’s happening], that’s what I pay my lawyers for and my legal team every day,” Tommy Fury said.
“They’re sorting it, and I said please get this resolved as soon as possible, and that’s where I’ve left it at the moment. I’m hoping it gets resolved asap, because I want to come to America – not just for boxing and of course for the big one to get this fight [with Paul] over the line, but if it doesn’t get resolved for a long time… I can’t speak on that on how long this is going to take…
“But let’s say it’s a long time, let’s get [the Paul fight] on over here. I’ll fight that man wherever, I’m not bothered. I am ready to go.’”
The MMA Hour’s presenter Ariel Helwani suggested to Tommy Fury that the travel issues were related to Tyson Fury’s connection to alleged crime boss Daniel Kinahan, but the younger Fury insisted: “I don’t know.”
‘The Gypsy King’ has been out of action since his knockout win over Dillian Whyte in April. Many fans figured that Fury was likely waiting to face the winner of the Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua rematch, which saw ‘The Cat’ win by decision in August. The reigning WBC Heavyweight Champion is planning to face Derek Chisora in a trilogy fight next. The two men’s prior clashes were dominated by Fury, as he won by a lopsided decision and then a knockout in their 2014 rematch.
Due to the one-sided nature of the first two outings, many fans and pundits have blasted the trilogy bout as being unnecessary and a waste of time. It seems that one individual who appears to hold that opinion is YouTube boxing content creator True Geordie. He had been questioning the need for the fight.